Addressing new challenges sustainably

In a year marked by the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, we took steps to keep our people safe and essential supply chains moving, while continuing to address pressing sustainability issues facing our business, from supporting vulnerable smallholder farmers to mitigating environmental impacts, and from protecting workers’ rights to conserving biodiversity.

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“The partnerships, initiatives and progress we report on for 2020 are paving the way toward a more sustainable future for food and agricultural production.”

Michael Gelchie

Chief Executive Officer

Pillars of Sustainability

We structure our sustainability efforts across four key areas: People, Environment, Partners and Community. This approach reflects our commitment to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and underpins our growth strategy as a business.

Our People

Even more so in the context of an ongoing pandemic, we continue to work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all the people who work for and with us.

Our People

Even more so in the context of an ongoing pandemic, we continue to work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all the people who work for and with us.

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Our Environment

We strive to source, produce and distribute the products we handle responsibly, respecting our planet’s finite resources, and leveraging our prominent position to drive positive change in our industry.

Our Environment

We strive to source, produce and distribute the products we handle responsibly, respecting our planet’s finite resources, and leveraging our prominent position to drive positive change in our industry.

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Our Communities

We contribute to the welfare and development of local communities connected with our operations around the world: creating jobs, training farmers, supporting health and education projects, and more.

Our Communities

We contribute to the welfare and development of local communities connected with our operations around the world: creating jobs, training farmers, supporting health and education projects, and more.

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Our Partners

Recognizing that we can have a greater impact by working with others, we work alongside a wide range of stakeholders and partners to drive sustainable practices across our value chains.

Our Partners

Recognizing that we can have a greater impact by working with others, we work alongside a wide range of stakeholders and partners to drive sustainable practices across our value chains.

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Responsible Business

Coffee Coffee

Coffee

Benefitted 14,400+ people through sustainability projects supporting coffee farming communities

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Responsible Business

Cotton Cotton

Cotton

Trained 46,000+ farmers in sustainable agricultural practices and purchased more Better Cotton

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Responsible Business

Finance Finance

Finance

Signed a new US$100 million facility to support sustainable business expansion in EMEA

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Responsible Business

Freight Freight

Freight

Co-founded the Sea Cargo Charter and reduced CO2 emissions by over 6%

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Responsible Business

Juice Juice

Juice

Launched a new eco-efficient fleet and planted 49,000+ native seedlings at our citrus farms

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Responsible Business

Palm Palm

Palm

100% traceability to mill for directly sourced palm and 1,000+ smallholder farmers trained

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Responsible Business

Soybeans Soybeans

Soybeans

Increased traceability in Brazil and made first purchases and sales of RTRS-certified soy in Paraguay

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Goals That Guide Us

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