This month's snapshots


International Women's Day: Growing Women Innovators at ECOM


On International Women's Day this month, ECOM shared a short video showcasing our wonderful women and reaffirming our commitment to the women in our business. We value, respect and empower women at every step of our supply chain – amplifying their voices and cultivating long-term equality in their communities. 


By fostering innovation, we’re empowering women to develop deep expertise and to use their diverse skills to make a meaningful impact. This includes providing catered support by investing in gender equity programmes and training women farmers to adopt innovative farming practices.

We’re thankful to all women that contribute their invaluable skills, time and knowledge to our business.


Watch the full video here



International Women's Day with the Amsterdam team


For International Women's day, the Amsterdam team had an afternoon tea activity. 


With the end of COVID restrictions, this year's International Women’s Day was a great opportunity for the professional ladies at the ECOM Amsterdam office to come together for Afternoon Tea. 18 ladies of different nationalities and professions gathered for the tea with homemade pastry and salads, to celebrate the Women's Day and participate in a quiz highlighting the history and current affairs of women empowerment worldwide.


Women constitute a vital part of the workforce through the whole ECOM Cocoa supply chain, and the ECOM Amsterdam office is not an exception. Women here are working in quality, shipping, accounting, HR, sustainability, and trading departments, sharing their knowledge, empowering each other, and innovating for the further prosperity of the company.




Dia das mulheres 2023


Neste dia das mulheres, o RH de São Paulo fez uma ação online para que todas as mulheres das localidades do Brasil tivessem acesso!
Fizemos um presente personalizado que teve conexão com uma palestra ministrada pela empresa parceira do café em Santos/SP.
A palestra foi ministrada por uma psicóloga que trouxe maior clareza e alertou a importância da autoestima e amor próprio diante dos múltiplos papéis que as mulheres possuem.
Demos uma caixinha recheada de doces e um espelho para que as mulheres possam admirar a sua imagem e lembrar de suas fortalezas, sua importância e conquistas até aqui.
For the International Women's day, the São Paulo HR team organized an online event inviting all the ECOM women from our Brazil operations to participate. 
A personalized gift was offered in relation to the web conference held by the EISA coffee division in Santos São Paulo. 
This web conference was hosted by a psychologist who brought more clarity into the importance of pride and self esteem within the different roles women play. 
The personalized gift was a box with some chocolates, but also a mirror so that the women could admire their own image and remember their strengths, their importance, and achievements. 

Dallas Office Volunteering 


On Saturday March 11th, the Dallas office volunteered at a local food bank where they sorted and bagged produce at the food bank's distribution center. On their shift the team helped prepare 1,008 bags of produce which will translate to 12,600 meals for those in need.



Article published: L'AGEFI & Finanz und Wirtschaft 


This month, we had an article featured about the importance of agri entrepreneurship at farm level in the special edition of L'AGEFI & Finanz und Wirtschaft. The piece was written by our sustainability experts Pamela Schreier, Ben Rimaud, and Ana Nicod. 


Click here to view the article

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Deep diving into traceability with the Vietnam SMS team

Chronicles of Michaela’s travels" 2024 edition is now live! After Latin America Last year, she now headed to Vietnam where she travelled with the SMS operations. She will be narrating her trip and experiences through a mini-series which will be shared throughout the rest of the calendar year.

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Strengthening the knowledge of cacao producers in Peru

In an effort to promote sustainable improvement in cocoa production, ECOM Peru brought together 70 associated producers in an enriching field event on January 30 and 31 in the Huánuco region.

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Clean Water Access for Smallholder Farmers in Uganda

In 2021 Kawacom initiated a three-year project in partnership with Taylors of Harrogate with a focus on water, sanitation, and hygiene aimed to support 13,500 farmers and their families in the coffee-growing communities around the Sipi region.

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A Transformative Project for Sustainable Farmers

In November 2023, our “Coffee, Cocoa and Climate Change '' project in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ in Nicaragua was concluded. Read more about it here.

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Gulfood Dubai 2024

It's a wrap! The ECOM Village reopened its doors at the Gulfood in Dubai from the 19th to 23rd February and for the first time as a cross commodity show! Read more about it here.

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NetZero e EISA anunciam parceria pioneira para construção de uma fábrica de biochar em Machado (MG)

NetZero, green tech francesa pioneira na valorização de resíduos agrícolas em biochar, e EISA café, Empresa Interagrícola S.A. do Grupo ECOM, anunciam a construção de uma fábrica de biochar em Machado (MG).

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NetZero and ECOM announce pioneering partnership for large-scale biochar deployment in coffee farming

NetZero, a French start-up pioneering the industrial production of biochar in the tropics, and ECOM Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd., one of the world’s leading traders of agricultural commodities, announce a pioneering partnership to accelerate the large-scale deployment of biochar in coffee farming.

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Future proofing our supply chain

As we celebrate our 175th anniversary, and look to the future, ECOM is delighted to announce our partnership with BanQu, a leading supply chain traceability platform that provides end-to-end auditable and verifiable data collection and reporting.

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A day at the Satellite schools in El Salvador

Our team in El Salvador, with help from the ECOM Foundation established a pilot for the Satellite School Program in 2011, for children and adults in rural coffee and cocoa farming communities. Read more about it here.