Sustainability is central to our business model
We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for all 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 Germany
At LDC, we see ourselves as an integral part of local communities around our operations, and are committed to contributing to their welfare and development, through projects and initiatives specifically tailored to local needs.
LDC employees in Wittenberg regularly take part in activities to support their community, for example supplying educational books to local elementary schools, supporting a local football youth division, or fundraising through annual participation in the Berlin Marathon, for donation to a local school for children with learning difficulties and mental illness.
Most recently, LDC supported the creation of an organic garden with fruit trees and vegetable patches. Located in a recreational camp in the area, the garden provides a quiet and safe outdoor space for the enjoyment of local residents.
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