Our Impact

Providing agricultural products that are responsibly-produced and sustainable is equally as crucial to our mission as ensuring their quality.

Engaging Employees to Boost Workplace Safety

Successfully engaging employees to improve workplace health and safety.

Incidents of recordable lost time injuries (LTI) negatively impact employees’ health, wellness and overall perception of the Company that they work for and create added expenditure for the business. To prevent incidents from occurring, in 2018 our U.S.-based facilities launched a campaign to reinvigorate the emphasis placed on risk assessments, preventative measures and employee engagement.

Management at the operation took the initiative to elevate safety considerations by:
  • Enacting leadership position changes
  • Implementing a quality system methodology
  • Conducting external safety audits that replicated formal Occupational Safety and Health Administration audits
  • Creating a safety committee supported by subcommittee assignments that correlated with the external audits
  • Including safety considerations within daily operational decision-making

Beyond involvement on the safety committee and subcommittees, employees contributed suggestions for safety slogans as well as solutions to identified safety risks. Additionally, annual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were identified, and an incentive program was rolled out across union and nonunionized facilities.

As a result, in fiscal year 2022, our Alliance One Specialty Products (AOSP) facility, located in Wilson, North Carolina, surpassed 1,500 consecutive days of zero lost time due to injuries. AOSP’s efforts to engage employees and promote workplace safety contribute to our environmental, social and governance (ESG) goal of maintaining an LTI rate of <0.5 per 100 employees per 200,000 hours worked.

Labor Standards in Agricultural Supply Chain
Providing after-school opportunities to promote a compliant supply chain
Responsible Waste Management
Protecting the environment by providing training and engaging stakeholders
Labor Standards in Agricultural Supply Chain
Promoting sustainable economic development and mitigating child labor through education
Support to Farmers for Improved Livelihood and Well-being
Providing complementary crop inputs and agronomic support to increase the farmer's bottom line
Support to Local Communities
One donation can make an impact for years to come
Sustainable Agricultural Methods and Practices
Working with farmers to create a sustainable wood supply and mitigate deforestation in Tanzania
Community Well-being
The potential of a seed
Community Well-being
Reducing Child labor incident rates by 50% through community engagement in Malawi
Product Integrity
Every crop has a story

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