ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 26 April 2017 – Global agricultural goods merchant Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
LDC’s diversified product range, extensive geographical reach and global activities span the entire value chain. Founded in 1851, LDC is active in more than 100 countries and employs more than 21,000 people globally at peak season. By connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward-thinking businesses, across a variety of sectors, LDC can make a real impact in global corporate sustainability.
LDC’s CEO Gonzalo Ramírez Martiarena stated: “We are delighted to join WBCSD and look forward to exploring innovative sustainable development solutions together. In our commitment to working towards a safe and sustainable future, we continuously seek new ways to effectively improve our environmental track record and corporate citizenship practices. Working collaboratively with WBCSD and its members, we are confident this can be achieved.”
WBCSD CEO and President Peter Bakker said “WBCSD is dedicated to working towards a transformation in our food systems. This will only be achieved in collaboration with global industry leaders such as LDC. As one of the largest agribusiness players, we are particularly excited to work with LDC in this area.”
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.