PT Olam Indonesia, a member of Olam International, is a leading global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients, sourcing 47 different agri-products in 18 platforms with a direct presence in 65 countries and supplying them to over 23,000 customers worldwide. Our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, contract, and temporary employees work to bring essential agricultural products to homes around the globe every day.
With direct sourcing and processing of various products in major producing countries, Olam has built a global leadership position in many of its businesses, including cocoa, coffee, cashews, sesame, rice, cotton, and wood products. Headquartered in Singapore and listed on the SGX-ST, Olam currently ranks among the top 40 largest listed companies in Singapore in terms of market capitalization and is a component stock in the Straits Times Index (STI), MSCI Singapore Free, S&P Agribusiness Index and the DAX global Agribusiness Index.
Since Olam was established 30 years ago, we have always committed to invest in the communities where we operate and be responsible stewards of the environment for future generations. Now that we operate end-to-end in the agricultural supply chain, our area of influence is greater. We describe ‘how we do business’ as ‘Growing Responsibly’ to encompass all these elements. Olam commenced operations in Indonesia in 1996, setting up its first coffee and cocoa operations in Lampung province. Since then, Olam Indonesia, with its head office in Jakarta, has expanded to Sumatra (Aceh, Medan, Padang, Lampung), Java (Bandung, Surabaya), Sulawesi (Makassar, Palu, Mamuju, Kolaka, Palopo, Mamase, Lasusua) and Maluku (Ambon, Seram) in Eastern Indonesia. Olam invested in cocoa plantations in Ambon in 2013, and in 2018 Olam doing business partnership with MITR PHOL in sugar mill project. In early 2019, Olam acquired BT Cocoa, one of the biggest Cocoa Processing factory in Indonesia.
CULTURE AND VALUES
To build a good relationship and a great working environment that produces a good impact for the business, Olam adheres to six values. These are Ownership – We take responsibility as if we were founders of the business, Entrepreneurship – We dare to dream, Stretch & Ambition – Our passion for doing more, Mutual Respect & Teamwork – We treat each other the way we want to be treated, Integrity – We stay true to what we believe, say and do, and Partnerships (Growers & Suppliers, Customers) – We strive to develop positive and long-term relationships with our partners.
Olam has an Induction Program for new employees to share information on the company, so the recruits know more about the company. Olam Value Workshops are held to provide knowledge about Olam Values and update employees on the company’s growth. These workshops are held in all business units and locations in Indonesia.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
As part of the continuously Improvement strategy, L&D agenda purposes will always focus on capabilities development to ensure our future business sustainability. Both focus on technical skill, and soft skill is designed to align with our future long term business and Goals.
GROOMING OUR POTENTIAL TALENTS
Our commitment to grooming and promote our local talents have become our priorities. Offers meaningful development plans and career opportunities as our key enablers to engaging with our talents.
The Employee Engagement Survey frequently conducted by CSMM IMRB (Global Market Research MNC) and the last survey conducted by AON Hewitt. The survey includes work satisfaction, quality of work life, total compensation, learning & development, career growth, performance management, integration & cross-cultural sensitivity, supervisor-subordinate relationship, communication, care & concern, and other aspects. Results of the serves as a reference to create a high engagement workforce.
Meaningful engagement through some activities such as employee gathering, outing program, sports activities and employee workshop are frequently conducted to maintain our engagement with employees.
Employee communication is an essential part of the business. Effective internal communication is important for developing trust within an organization and is shown to have a significant impact on employee engagement, organizational culture and, ultimately, productivity. Employee communication has been scheduled at least twice a year with a purpose to educate and build trust with our employee based fact on how Olam’s operate.
Olam, realized that recognition is essential to engage with our employee. Our recognition framework has become our key element to appreciate performance and loyalty. There are the Country Level Awards and Business Unit/Product Level Awards as our framework to appreciate performance such as Excellence in Execution Award, Leadership Award, Customer Management Award, Safety Award, Employee of the Month Award, Special Recognition Award, and Country Head Award as our highest award. And to appreciate loyalty, the framework of Long Service Award is given to those who have worked for 10, 15, and 20 years in the company,