ECOM integrates social responsibility into its core strategy, thereby binding the group to strong standards, best practices and aiming beyond compliance. At a group level, SMS spearheads the search for improvements on environmental and social matters.
Improving wastewater management at its wet-mills is an important initiative for ECOM. SMS is leading the sector by working with consultants to closely monitor water quality and continue to search for new innovations. We have extended our focus beyond wastewater to include the improvement of risk assessments, community impacts, and occupational health and safety.
By establishing partnerships with developmental and financial institutions, ECOM is committed to acting upon its responsibilities and leading the sector in the promotion of E&S best practices across the value chain. We benefit at the local level by incorporating clear environmental and social indicators to closely oversee the full integration of ECOM’s responsibilities.
As one of the premier suppliers of commodity raw materials and related services to coffee roasters, cotton textile mills and chocolate manufacturers worldwide, ECOM is leading the way by conducting its business in an ethical, legal, environmentally and socially responsible manner. ECOM stays true to its roots as a uniquely origin-integrated company by buying from producers at origin, providing primary processing, logistics and risk management services, and selling to branded product manufacturers.