Our 12 platforms reflect the different commodities in which we specialize. These include Oilseeds, Grains, Cotton, Rice, Coffee, Sugar, Metals, Juice, and Dairy. In addition, we provide services to our customers, providing transportation through our Freight Platform as well as critical agricultural inputs through our Fertilizers & Inputs Platform. The Finance Platform uses an array of financial instruments to hedge the Group’s currency risks and to mitigate risks.
All platforms provide a dynamic, stimulating environment at the epicenter of geopolitical, regulatory, and sustainability trends. The platforms have to understand both the global macroeconomic climate as well as the local dynamics in their region so as to balance the risks that may impact the success of the product delivery to their customers. The platforms' considerable investment in processing plants and logistic networks reflects the commitment to improve the efficiency of our route to market.
The platforms consist of traders, marketers, researchers, originators, and business development experts. They all work together to source, process, transport, and distribute the goods, thereby playing a critical role in helping to feed and clothe up to 500 million people annually.
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.