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    As we continue to fulfill our key role to feed and clothe the world’s growing population, minimizing our environmental impact is vital to our long-term success, by helping to ensure sustainable agricultural production, conserve natural resources and contain the effects of global warming and climate change.

    To do so, we continually monitor our operations to identify and act on improvement areas, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water usage, electricity and energy consumption, and solid waste sent to landfill.

    In particular, we took an important step in 2021 to accelerate LDC’s decarbonization journey and contribute to global emissions reduction goals in line with the Paris Agreement, with the setup of our new Carbon Solutions Platform.

    Preserving land of high ecological value also remains a priority, and we continue to work to protect natural habitats connected with our operations, through:

    • Observance of our No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policy.
    • Development and implementation of Biodiversity Protection & Conservation Plans at LDC-managed citrus farms in Brazil.
    • Training farmers in our supply chains to adopt responsible agricultural practices that preserve habitats and biodiversity.

    Spotlight on Carbon Solutions

    Since September 2021, this new team is working with external climate experts and LDC teams worldwide to measure our emissions profile, set science-based emissions reduction targets and drive decarbonization efforts in our operations and value chains, supported by participation in carbon credits markets.

    Environmental Metrics

    We remain on target to reach LDC’s overall target to reduce its four environmental key performance indicators (KPIs) by 5% between 2018 and 2022.

    In 2021, we continued to reduce emissions and waste generation – the latter by 21%, far exceeding our 1% reduction target year on year. Nevertheless, we missed our target to reduce all KPIs year on year. Energy consumption rose marginally and water consumption increased due to the exceptionally severe drought that affected our juice farms in Brazil, where increased irrigation of citrus groves was required.

    GLOBAL201820192020202121 vs. 1821 vs.1921 vs. 20
    Energy (kWh)17.5416.2115.6615.72-10.4%-3.0%0.4%
    GHG (tCO2/MT) (with biog.)0.0430.0420.0340.034-21.9%-19.4% -1.2%
    Water (m3/MT)0.550.490.490.52-4.3%7.2%7.5%
    Solid Waste (kg/MT)1.140.480.290.23-79.7%-51.7%-21.4%

    CO2 Emissions

    Building on significant reductions in 2020, we continued to make process improvements and efficiency savings in 2021.

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    Electricity & Energy Consumption

    Improvements, innovations and process changes at our facilities kept performance almost flat year on year.

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    Solid Waste

    We significantly reduced solid waste sent to landfill in 2021, through efficiency and process enhancements.

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    Water Usage

    Despite an increase in 2021, we continue to invest in water control measures and remain on track to meet our overall 5-year reduction target.

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    Targets

    Reduce CO2 emissions 1% year on year from 2018-2022

    Completion: 2021

    Status: Complete

    Reduce solid waste to landfill 1% year on year

    Completion: 2021

    Status: Complete

    Reduce water consumption 1% year on year

    Completion: 2021

    Status: Missed

    Reduce electricity and energy consumption 1% year on year

    Completion: 2021

    Status: Missed

    Reduce electricity and energy consumption 1% year on year from 2018-2022

    Completion: 2022

    Status: In progress

    Reduce CO2 emissions 1% year on year from 2018-2022

    Completion: 2022

    Status: In progress

    Reduce water consumption 1% year on year from 2018-2022

    Completion: 2022

    Status: In progress

    Reduce solid waste to landfill 1% year on year from 2018-2022

    Completion: 2022

    Status: In progress

    New & Amended Targets

    Measure, monitor and reduce baseline Scope 1, 2, 3 GHG emissions, reporting results from 2023

    Completion: 2022

    Adopt new, science-based targets for our GHG emissions

    Completion: 2023

    Understand physical and transition climate risks affecting the Group’s value chains, reporting results

    Completion: 2024

    Zero Deforestation & Native Vegetation Conversion for Agricultural Purposes in Supply Chains

    Completion: 2025

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