We partner with communities to enrich lives socially and economically, leveraging our expertise wherever we operate
Connecting the people of the Solomon Islands
SunRice’s SolRice business has been operating in the Solomon Islands for 44 years, with two iconic brands: Solrais and Island Sun. SolRice directly employs more than 60 local people, and indirectly employs more than 1000.
The Solomon Islands is comprised of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands. We have built a vast distribution network to deliver food to even the most remote provinces. Our robust distribution network provides consistent supply even
during poor weather, which has resulted in SolRice providing aid agencies with assistance during disaster relief efforts.
SolRice ships directly to the provinces from its Honiara distribution centre. The development of this distribution model and creation of storage and distributor partners has created many employment opportunities across the islands. This includes
employment of casual labour for product movement, loading and unloading of vessels in each location, and local employment to manage distribution of product into wider areas.
SolRice’s local investment in these areas also includes support back into the local communities in the form of community engagement sponsorships and fundraising events as well as awareness for important health issues.