Our goal is to make measurable differences to people’s lives, globally and locally. As such we focus on assisting economic development and improving the quality of life of communities connected to our industrial and agricultural operations, as well as investing in programs linked to the themes of agriculture, food, and children.
We respect and comply with the laws and regulations of all countries in which we have a presence; endorse, execute, and apply the international conventions pertaining to our businesses and operations; and maintain open dialog with stakeholders and communities. These practices enable us to work closely together with local people to create programs and initiatives that are tailored to their needs and facilitate continued development.
We invest in a range of programs and initiatives in order to support the particular needs of different communities. Before investing in a project, we define the priorities in a region, establish how they match with global priorities, and make sure that we will contribute effectively to local needs.
Through our business operations we promote sound agricultural practice using research and education. The information we provide helps farmers meet the expected environmental standards, ensures their sustainability, and assists with managing and improving their yield.
With all our programs our goal is to have measurable impact and to ensure the most effective use of the support we may provide. To ensure appropriate use of funds, we work to limit the intermediate steps between our contribution and the end recipients. We also actively encourage the participation and volunteering of our staff in our community programs.
Assist a Child to School
Working in partnership with the charitable organization Assist a Child to School (ACTS), Louis Dreyfus Company Kenya is helping to fund the education of needy children from a slum in the suburbs of Mombasa. Since 2007 the Group has been sponsoring children through their education.
ACTS identifies children who need assistance and develops educational plans for them, working together with each child’s guardians. Particular emphasis is placed on helping orphans who live with grandmothers or extended family, children with learning difficulties and children with disabilities.
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.