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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

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 Paraguay

Originating soybeans under 2BSvs and ISCC certifications since 2016, we are now in the process of adding Roundtable Responsible Soy chain of custody certification, one of the most demanding on the market.

As part of our efforts to tackle the challenges of responsible soybean production in Paraguay, we have teamed up with CAPPRO (Paraguayan Chamber of Oilseeds Processors) and the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) to encourage soy certification by cooperatives where smallholder farmers sell their beans and, in so doing, increase the percentage of certified soy that we purchase, in line with our sustainable sourcing goals.

In June 2019, we participated in the biannual Global Forest Watch Convention to share our vision for forest conservation in the Gran Chaco biome with peers, government officials and NGOs, reinforcing LDC’s commitment to sourcing soybeans that have been responsibly produced.

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.

Download our latest sustainability report

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