Looking forward, our aim is to grow our sustainability ambitions across all the markets in which we operate and to find new ways to be more impactful as a group.” 

Alain Poncelet

ECOM Chief Executive Officer

Approach and strategy

Our pillars summarise the group-wide, strategic approach to ethical and environmental trading for the good of communities and for our shared environment.

As one of the world’s leading soft commodity suppliers, with a customer base in over 75 countries, we have a tremendous opportunity to embed sustainable, ethical practices into our global supply chains.

Our Second annual Cocoa Sustainability Report discusses our progress we have made on the Charter’s commitments and key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure maximum transparency. We are currently in the process of defining rigorous KPIs for Coffee and Cotton against our Group-wide Commitments”

2022 Sustainability report

ECOM Group Sustainability Report

As an origin-integrated business, ECOM invests from source to customer, maximising efficiencies and innovation throughout our network to create a more agile value chain. 

The 2022 report covers our group-wide activities and achievements for 2022 and ambitions for the future. 


Sustainability in figures

Countries with sustainability programs


Farmers in sustainability programmes


Farmers on digital platforms


Our Sustainability Reports

2023 ECOM Group Sustainability Report

2022 ECOM Group Sustainability Report

2022 Cocoa Sustainability Report

2021 ECOM Group Sustainability Report

2021 Cocoa Sustainability Report