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About us

Our Story

GURU NANAK OIL MILLS LTD. (Uganda) - A House of Natural Products has been working with the local community to protect Shea Butter and bring its medicinal qualities to the world. Unfortunately this (Shea butter Uganda) untapped natural resource has been neglected in past. Nobody, either from private sector or Government sector worked on it. GNOM- took initiating to develop Shea butter Uganda and did a lot of research work on it. GNOM invested about one million USD in this innovation project in Uganda. Then, GURU NANAK OIL MILLS WAS PROMOTED IN 1997 BY SURJIT SINGH AND HIS FAMILY. They promoted SHEA BUTTER which is only found in the tropics of Africa with:
INVESTMENT: U.S.D. 2,000,0000.00
EMPLOYMENT: 40 Direct Employments
INDIRECT BENEFICERY: 2000 Farmers and their families.

OUR MISSION

Our mission statements are:

• To make Shea Butter products a part of every home
• To provide affordable and natural health care to mankind
• To promote Shea Butter Uganda in the world market for natural skin care
• To encourage healing through natural means and products
• Want to be the most trusted company in skincare, healthcare and most admired for our ethics, values and commitment

MEMBERSHIP WITH OTHER ORGANIZATION

Guru Nanak Oil Mills is a member of the following Organizations/Bodies among others.

• American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) - USA
• Oil Technologist Association of India- OTAI-India
• Biotrade Programme
• Uganda National Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI)- Uganda
• Uganda Oil Seed Producers and Processors (UOSPA) - Uganda
• Northern Uganda Oil Millers Association –Uganda
• Uganda Manufacturers Association – UMA- Uganda

COMPANY EXPORTS

GNOM exports Shea Butter products to the following countries:

• USA
• EC
• UK
• INDIA
• JAPAN
• SOUTH AFRICA
• UAE
• SINGAPORE
• KENYA

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND FAIR TRADE

Guru Nanak oil mills (GNOM) - contributes part of its export sales proceeds for the local community developments projects, like education, training, create environmental awareness, health care: donates medicine for poor people in northern Uganda, pays school fee for some orphans in northern Uganda.

FAIR TRADE: GURU NANAK SHEA PROJECT is contributing to the community in northern Uganda affected by long kony war in the region.

Guru Nanak Oil Mills pays cash and fair prices for Shea nuts from farmers and promised them to continue to do so in future also. GNOM provides free training to farmers at regular bases. GNOM- provides farming inputs, like seed for plantation to farmers for sunflower production in the northern Uganda.