By 2030, everyone in our primary workforce will have access to nutrition support. This is the goal we are working towards to ensure the health and well-being of all our employees, driven by our purpose to be the change for good food and healthy future. To that end, we are launching nutrition programs across our worksites, from educating our employees on good nutrition to providing private breastfeeding rooms and support for new mothers.
We recognize that investing in the development of breastfeeding-friendly workplaces has cascading benefits for our business, our employees, and their families. Our first-hand experience has illustrated that such environments can increase employee satisfaction, leading to improved employee retention and reduced absenteeism. For example, female employees at our Vietnam worksite reported that they felt more comfortable returning to work after maternity leave, thanks to the breastfeeding support provided and the availability of lactation rooms in the workplace.
ofi teams across the globe are working to sensitize employees on the benefits of breastfeeding and on breastfeeding best practices, and are working to creating environments that encourage and facilitate breastfeeding for new mothers. From the development of robust breastfeeding support programs, which include one-on-one counseling sessions with specialists and site-specific breastfeeding policy improvements, in ofi nuts factories across Vietnam, to the establishment of nurseries with appropriate breastfeeding spaces in Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia, ofi teams are taking actions to improve the lives of working mothers, their infants, and their families.
“Improving nutrition is a critical part of the food system transformation and implementing company-wide goals in our own workplace is one of the key levers for driving such improvements. We at ofi are proud to be recognized as an industry leader in workforce nutrition; an honor that strengthens our commitment to improving year after year. By leveraging the Workforce Nutrition Alliance Scorecard, we were able to begin identifying our baseline and are now able to track our progress each year to ensure we are scaling our nutrition program to reach our thousands of employees globally. We continue to remain entirely committed to workforce nutrition together as a company.“
– Ashok Krishen CEO, ofi’s Nuts Platform