Sustainability

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.

 

View here our latest Sustainability Report

Caring For People

LDC’s approximately 17,000 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 Kenya

Our activities in Kenya support LDC’s firm commitment to sustainable business across our operations.

LDC puts farmers at the heart of its work toward a sustainable coffee value chain. Our approach goes beyond certification schemes, offering direct support to smallholder producers and focusing on responsible sourcing.

Increasing traceability in our palm and soy operations is central to our sustainability efforts, to encourage responsible land use and non-conversion of native vegetation for soy and palm cultivation. Our oilseeds operations in Kenya adhere strictly to the standards set out in our Palm Sustainability Policy and Soy Sustainability Policy.

Safety, Health & Environment

The safety and wellbeing of employees is central to the sustainability of any organization. At LDC, we continually assess safety performance and implement improvements, including a raft of Covid-19 prevention measures in line with World Health Organization advice.

In 2022, our terminal in Mombasa achieved a record of 2,000 days without lost time incidents, thanks to regular training on first aid, fire prevention and occupational health and safety, as well as measures put in place over the years to enhance our Safety Health & Environment (SHE) Management System.

As part of LDC’s ‘safety first’ culture, since 2017, our local team holds a monthly contest to recognize colleagues who lead by example and improve SHE conditions at the terminal.

Regular quality management system and environmental risk audits, along with weekly risk assessments for contractors and employees, support this culture.

The team also meets regularly to discuss SHE KPIs, open actions and improvements, and learn more about safety through training.

Sustainability Reporting

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.

Read our latest sustainability report

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