1. Deforestation, Conversion & Biodiversity

Conserve forests and other high conservation-value habitats, while meeting rising food and feed demand sustainably

2. Climate Change

Grow our activities with a lower climate impact, and help others to do the same

3. Water Scarcity

Use less water at our farms and processing assets, and help others to do the same

4. Waste

Drive down waste from the value chain stages we control, and help others reduce waste

5. Economic Development

Support economic empowerment through job creation and education, and by promoting improved access to markets

6. Safety at Work

Continually reinforce a culture where safety comes first – all day, every day – for every LDC employee and contractor

7. Human Rights

Adopt and promote fair labor practices, and eliminate child and forced labor from our supply chains, and respect diversity in all its forms

8. Diversity

Remove any discriminatory imbalances that exist for people working for LDC, and influence others to do the same


The United Nations describe their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

These goals present LDC with an opportunity to identify and implement business-led solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Recognizing that we can have a greater impact by working with others, and in line with SDG17, which calls for partnerships for the goals, we work alongside supply chain partners, industry peers, international organizations and many other stakeholders to promote fair and sustainable practices across our sites, operations and activities, guided by our company purpose.

“As a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, our position in the value chain puts us in prime position to advance the SDGs by working collaboratively toward increasingly  sustainable supply chains. We continued to do this in 2020, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Guy Hogge

Global Head of Sustainability

Climate Change

Deforestation, Conversion & Biodiversity


Economic Development

Human Rights

Safety at Work


Water Scarcity

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