2018 marks 30 years of business for LDC Juice. Our fourth Juice Sustainability Report presents the progress we have made during the course of last year. It presents our growing commitment to Rainforest Alliance certification, our increased involvement with local communities, our ongoing provision of safety training and equipment, and our commitment to measuring and reporting on our environmental footprint.

Rainforest Alliance certification across 2 dimensions: farm-level and chain of custody certification

Significant strides in improving safety indexes, with 90% reduction in our injury gravity index

“Gold Grade” in Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform’s self-audit by our Monte Belo farm

40% of volumes purchased from third party producers trained according to our best practice

More than 150,000 native trees planted around our farms, to protect local biodiversity

Involvement in an expanding range of community programs

Built a dry-peel processing plant in Bebedouro, with operations due to start in July 2018

Implemented our Green Office program at all our offices

SGQI-Industrial Quality Management System launched to develop all operation workers’ technical skills


Construction of a new dry-peel plant in Bebedouro


native trees planted


Looking after the environment across the value chain is one of our top priorities. We carefully monitor the energy consumption, carbon footprint, waste generation and water usage at our assets.

Minimizing our environmental footprint

Taking significant steps to measure and reduce our environmental impact.

Decreasing industrial water consumption

Executing a concerted awareness program to reduce water usage in industry.

Reducing waste generation

Increasing recycling efforts to proactively minimize waste.

Supporting wildlife conservation

Implementing programs to preserve forest habitats around farms we operate.


year LDC became recognized as a “Child-Friendly Company” by the Abrinq Foundation


children taught about the importance of sustainable agricultural practices through the “Together for the Environment” initiative.


Our diverse initiatives, supporting our people, environment, communities and partners, reflect our awareness of the extent of our impact. We recognize and embrace our social responsibilities wherever we operate.

Environmental education program

Promoting environmental awareness through farm visits, educational booklets and practical activities.

Extracurricular activity assistance

Providing extracurricular activities for hundreds of students, including tutoring, sport, recreation and the arts.

Non-profit organization support

Supporting children and teenagers through social programs and education.


Supplying fruit and juice for infant nutrition, and encouraging employees to participate in internal collection drives to help various institutions.


LDC farms certified by Rainforest Alliance


Our farms are validated using SAI’s Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) Tool


We firmly believe that solutions to many of the key questions facing our sector can only be found collaboratively. By building strong partnerships in all aspects of our work, including sustainability, we increase our effectiveness and impact.

Rainforest Alliance certification

Promoting environmental responsibility to help ensure our sites continually meet certification standards.

Fairtrade certification

Assessing smallholder farmers against key criteria around labor and environmental standards.

Supplier ethical data exchange audits

Committing to the continuous improvement of ethical and social responsibility performance through SMETA 4-Pillar Audits.

Additional collaboration

Establishing vital partnerships with multiple organizations involved in advancing sustainability, quality and industry themes.

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