About us

ECOM is a world-leading soft commodity services group specialising in coffee, cocoa, and cotton.

We employ more than a thousand agronomists and field staff worldwide, running innovative on-the-ground operations and sustainability programmes to help our customers and farming communities worldwide. Our global presence, unparalleled experience, and strong, trusted relationships allow us to create a valuable and profitable environment for our suppliers, customers, shareholders, and employees.

ECOM at a glance

Whats's going on in our world

Years history


Countries in operation


Employees worldwide


Sustainability projects worldwide


Market intelligence


ECOM Research blends traditional field survey methods with cutting-edge data science, remote sensing and powerful data visualisation to provide targeted market intelligence. We understand and model the interactions between climate, crop philosophy, and market data to provide insights for hedging.


Sustainable Management Services

Through our on-the-ground sustainability arm, SMS, we aim to be the leading provider for socially and environmentally responsible, farmer-focused solutions.


Empowering farmers and delivering for our customers

Our ambition is to grow a smarter future for cocoa. We want to help our customers make sustainable cocoa the norm and take cocoa farmers out of poverty. 

We are one of the world’s largest cocoa traders and processors, sourcing quality beans from 30+ countries, and selling them directly to customers or processing them into cocoa mass, butter, cake, and powder.


'Improve Cotton, improve lives'
refers to ECOM’s vision connecting the team’s initiatives, innovations and improvements from the farm to the shelf.

With our experience, expertise and innovative mindset, ECOM is far more than just a merchant. We are a trusted partner. We’re here to make connections, find solutions and create prosperity for the people who work in, live with and love cotton.

ECOM Cotton has a local presence in almost all major cotton-producing markets.


The future of coffee starts with its origins

As experts at origin, with exceptional global coverage, true depth of knowledge and an innovative, entrepreneurial mindset, ECOM supports farmers, forges alliances and finds sustainable new ways to grow, harvest and anticipate the world’s evolving taste for coffee.

Because we’re there at the beginning, we help shape what’s next, allowing roasters big and small, mainstream and artisan, to anticipate and master change.

Sustainability Commitments


farmer and worker livelihoods

Protect and regenerate nature

Manage change through transparency and traceability

Nuts & Ingredients

We are a global leader in edible nuts & speciality ingredients. Serving the needs of our customers by providing first hand market knowledge, supply chain solutions and a trustworthy, sustainable source of your needs.

Our values

ECOM has been family owned for generations

We bring our family values to everything we do, always acting with unity, integrity, commitment, adaptability, and creativity.

Our spirit is expressed by our brand commitment: ‘growing innovators’. We want to foster innovation in our teams, customers, and farming partners around the world, so that together we can improve livelihoods, protect and regenerate nature and create transparent, traceable supply chains that ensure long-term sustainable change.

ECOM is a private and family-owned business

Leadership for the long run 

Our ‘Conseil d’Administration’, ECOM's Leadership team, is dedicated to driving ambitious change across the industry.

Our leadership believes in building long-term relationships and they bring best in class experience and global insight to everything they do. ECOM is rooted in local business communities, which enables us to deliver best practices from farm to finished product. Our fully managed companies operate as local entities, under senior group direction.


A smarter future with ECOM

We’re always looking for creative, innovative people with an interest in sustainability. If you have the ambition and discipline to join our dynamic global group and help drive it forward then we'd love to hear from you.