In a challenging year, LDC’s global Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) program was crucial to our ability to keep operations running safely and smoothly, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19.
Early in the crisis, we deployed preventative measures and restrictions to reinforce already strict safety and hygiene protocols at all our locations, which helped limit the operational impact of the pandemic.
These efforts contributed to a record year for LDC in terms of safety performance, with the lowest-ever rate of recordable incidents. This is tribute to the ‘safety first’ mindset of our people, to continuous training and process improvements across LDC, and to significant capital investments in workplace safety over the last five years, amounting to US$131.5 million.
Environmental performance was also positive in 2020, with reductions across all four of LDC’s main environmental metrics: CO2 emissions, electricity and energy consumption, water usage and solid waste sent to landfill.
We will report on safety and environmental metrics in our upcoming 2020 Sustainability Report.
LDC also continued to invest in new and existing assets. From the ongoing construction of an aquatic feed plant in China to building a new glycerin packaging unit at our Claypool plant in the US and adding a new grains drier at our Ziatkivskyi warehouse in Ukraine, we expanded our footprint and capacity to meet customer demand around the world.
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