Santa Fe, Argentina, June 30, 2021 – As part of its global commitment to sustainable development, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) announced the installation of a new compost bin system at its port complexes in General Lagos and Timbúes, in order to improve waste management at source through a natural process, and thus reduce the environmental impact of its activities.
The new equipment consists of three composting modules installed in the refectories of both plants and is expected to reduce the daily volume of waste generated by 32%. It will also ensure that 100% of compostable organic waste (including the remains from tree and plant pruning at the sites) can be repurposed as a natural fertilizer for the green spaces at both facilities.
“The installation of the compost bins reduces waste generation at both plants by sorting waste at source and thus reducing the volume sent to landfills. It also reinforces our sense of purpose and community at General Lagos and Timbúes, as we make a collective effort to protect the environment in which we work and live,” said Diego Monella, LDC’s Environment Coordinator for South and West Latin America.
In addition to installing the equipment, the company ran workshops on recycling and composting to engage local workers and contractors in the program, to be continued in the coming weeks.
This initiative is part of LDC’s Strategic Environmental Plan 2020/2025 in Argentina, which aims to implement continuous improvement actions and indicators aligned with the company’s environmental objectives for the next five years. Waste management actions will be expanded to all LDC processing plants and warehouses in Argentina throughout 2021, and work will advance as part of a plastic waste disposal project in collaboration with local social welfare cooperatives and recyclers.
About Louis Dreyfus Company
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. We leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, responsibly and reliably. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms). Since 1851 our portfolio has grown to include Grains & Oilseeds, Coffee, Cotton, Juice, Rice, Sugar, Freight and Global Markets. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 80 million tons of products. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and eight platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17 000 people globally. For more information, visit www.ldc.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and WeChat (ID: we_are_ldc).
About Louis Dreyfus Company in Argentina
LDC has been present in Argentina for more than 120 years, developing various agro-industrial activities throughout the country. In addition to General Lagos and Timbúes, the company owns another port complex in Argentina in Bahía Blanca, as well as commercial offices, grains and oilseeds warehouses and a cotton gin in 23 locations in the country’s main agricultural areas. For more information, visit www.ldc.com/ar.
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