Sustainability is a core element of our business model
We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and the other value chain stakeholders: our people, our partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us
Caring for People
LDC’s approximately 18,000 employees are active in more than 100 countries around the world. It’s our priority to ensure their safety, wellbeing and continued development, by promoting a work environment that encourages safe behaviors, respect for diversity and human rights, and equal opportunities to learn and grow.
Working with Partners
Recognizing that we can have a greater impact by working with others, we leverage our position as a leading agricultural merchant and processor to make a positive difference in our value chains, learning from, training and creating change with others through collaboration and partnerships
Investing in Communities
We invest in the development and resilience of local communities living close to our operations around the world, encouraging our employees to support and volunteer in their communities, wherever they live and work
Protecting the Environment
We are committed to helping sustain a growing population while respecting our planet’s finite natural resources. To minimize the environmental impact of our activities, we continually monitor the way we operate to identify gaps, inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement along the value chain.
Responsible Supply Chain
Our highly committed teams work continually to boost sustainability within their respective value chains, leveraging our leading position to promote the adoption of our sustainability policies and standards among suppliers
Sustainability in Australia
In 2018, LDC introduced a DNA tracking system at our Moree cotton gin in Australia, to tag, test and track the cotton we produce.
This innovative system enables LDC to match increasing consumer and retailer demand for sustainable cotton, by offering forensic-level traceability throughout the value chain, from fiber to finished goods, using DNA technology.
It also supports industry efforts to help Australian cotton become more competitive, through quality and sustainability assurance.
LDC colleagues in Australia regularly organize or participate in local charity activities supporting communities near our operations, such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and Movember, raising funds for Cancer Council Australia and raise awareness of prostate cancer.
We have also supported regional youth sporting clubs with jersey donations, and host students from local schools at our facilities to share insights into responsible business and agricultural practices, aiming to engage the next generation toward a more sustainable future.
At LDC, we are committed to contributing to the global effort to provide sustenance for a growing global population, working with our partners to create fair and sustainable value across the food chain.
To ensure that we continue to improve, we set sustainability targets across our business and report on our progress regularly, through reports that detail how we have performed.
Our annual sustainability reports also highlight key successes and challenges, and set out LDC’s forward-looking focus to deliver on our commitments to sustainability and transparency.Download our latest sustainability report