Established in 1783, ED&F Man Commodities is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 2,800+ people in 43 countries. We are a family of 75+ specialist trading companies located all over the world from coffee producers in Brazil, to sugar traders in India, to suppliers of molasses and animal feed in Europe and the US.

Our global infrastructure, operational expertise and execution capability ensures timely delivery of products that meet the stringent safety and quality standards of our customers all over the world.

Our strategy is to nurture long-standing relationships and, through supply management expertise, to add value at every link in the chain for our customer base that includes some of the world’s biggest food and drink suppliers.


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Our company

ED&F Man Commodities is one of the world’s leading providers of soft commodities and logistics including sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feeds and fish oil.

History and values

ED&F Man was originally founded in 1783 as a barrel-maker and sugar broker at 23 Harp Lane, London, before diversifying to become the Royal Navy’s rum supplier and a trader of agricultural commodities products.


As a global company, ED&F Man Commodities understands the importance of a diverse and experienced leadership team. Find out more about the people guiding ED&F Man’s work.


We offer a global strategic perspective supported by in-depth local knowledge through our presence in over 50 countries, connecting producers and consumers on a worldwide scale.

Policies and compliance

The guide rails that ensure the highest governance standards at ED&F Man Commodities. We report fully on compliance, including QA, health and safety and environmental, social and governance performance.


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Our network

Our network of global offices and sites manages the sourcing, supply, storage and logistics of soft commodities products for our customers.

ED&F Man Commodities is a best-in-class soft commodities trading group and our global network of offices operates across the supply chain, generating value for our customers at every step of the way.

Corporate social responsibility: it’s what we do

We put sustainability, responsible business and community at the heart of our global operations

As an agricultural commodity trader, we are dependent upon nature and the land. For us, sustainability is much more than a programme. It is integral to who we are and how we do business.

We invest in responsibly sourced products, take care to limit the environmental impact of our operations and actively support the communities in which we work. In this way we play our part in creating sustainable supply chains that provide an essential role in modern life

“I have been working for Volcafe for over a decade now, and what I value the most is the relationships you build, not only with teammates around the globe, but also within your community and how connecting the supply chain can make a positive impact on farmers lives”

Maria Morales, General Manager, Guatemala, Coffee

As a company, ED&F Man values employees’ work-life balance and promotes a holistic approach in motivating their best work. ED&F Man / Volcafe offered me the opportunity to work with extremely smart people and perform challenging work. There has never been a time when I have been disappointed. A unique aspect of ED&F Man is the level of talent combined with a willingness to share and learn from each other’s expertise. ED&F Man is a company I am really proud of and great place to work. Because of the company’s culture and values, we as employees feel passionate about our careers and grow professionally. The last 7 years have been awesome in the company, and I look forward to working for many more years to come.”

Chalapathi Maralur, General Manager Bangalore & Head Of Agronomy Coffee, India, Coffee

If you’re intellectually curious, up for a challenge and self-directed in your approach you will thrive in this diverse and multicultural business where no two days are ever alike and you really do have the opportunity to shape the future in a fascinating, global business.

Adrian Osbourn, Head of Learning and Development, United Kingdom, Corporate

No day is the same working in such a dynamic industry and entrepreneurial environment. With our global presence, career opportunities are endless.

Dionne Cobelens, Trader, Netherlands, MLP

“With a diversity of clients spread across different regions, working with ED&F Man Sugar will allow you to visit, trade, and understand various regions within the soft commodity world; all the while allowing you to display your entrepreneurial skills when the opportunity arises.”

Issam Zeitoun , Trader, United Kingdom, Sugar