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    Sustainability Report 2018

    Building positive momentum year on year in delivering on our commitments to sustainability and supply chain transparency

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    We launched our new Soy Sustainability Policy – the first of its kind in our industry and a key commitment torward zero conversion of native vegetation
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    We exceeded our targets by increasing the volume of Better Cotton purchased by over 140%
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    Through collaboration with the ILO and other partners, we helped eradicate child labour from cottom harvests in Uzbekistan
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    We signed the UN’s Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business

    People

    In addition to a continued focus on safety, promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace is another priority to create the best environment for our people to flourish and contribute to creating fair and sustainable value

    Diversity

    In addition to a continued focus on safety, promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace is another priority to create the best environment for our people to flourish and contribute to creating fair and sustainable value

    Learning & Development

    We continued to invest in tools and programs supporting the pro-fessional growth of our people, to help them reach their full potential

    SHE

    We continued to invest in safety, health & environmental (SHE) protection measures, aiming to embed these in the daily work of every single employee.

    Human Rights

    As stated in our global Code of Conduct, we do not tolerate child or forced labor anywhere in our supply chains
    Key Fact

    Accident severity down 7.9% vs. 2017

    Environment

    We continued to focus on efforts to improve environmental performance across our operations, even if we fell short of environmental targets for 2018, due mostly to lower volumes and extreme weather patterns

    Harnessing Solar Power

    We installed solar panels at our oilseeds storage facilities in Kenya and Brazil, making the latter energy self-sufficient

    Reducing Energy Consumption

    Our Ponta Grossa oilseeds processing asset in Brazil cut electricity consumption by 1.7%

    Recycling Solid Waste

    Our facility in Lampung, Indonesia reuses ash generated when refining palm oil, turning it into cement and bricks instead of discarding it as waste

    Saving Water

    Our Matão juice processing plant in São Paulo state, Brazil, installed a new conveyor belt system that will save over 175,000m3 of water annually
    Key Fact

    Water Consumption
    2018: 0.297 m3/MT
    2017: 0.252 m3/MT

    Communities

    Working with local experts, we want to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals related to education, poverty, health and life on earth. We do this by creating jobs, protecting the environment, training and educating communities, and supporting health projects.

    Farmer Training Center in India

    We opened a center in Gurugram to train farmers in new crop technologies and efficient irrigation methods

    Vocational Agri-School in Ivory Coast

    We are building a vocational school to teach innovative and sustainable agricultural practices to local farmers

    Sustainable Micro-Farming in Brazil

    We helped train açaí farmers in Marajó and Rurópolis to improve the yield, quality and profitability of their production, providing dedicated technical support

    Agroforestry for Sustainability in Brazil and Africa

    We trained local farming families to grow nutritious and profitable crops, while protecting biodiversity
    Report Highlight

    Empowering farmers to build a more sustainable future

    Partners

    We believe that we can have a greater impact by working through partnerships, leveraging our position to learn from, train and create change with others toward Sustainable Development Goals

    ILO

    Through collaboration with the ILO and other ACME members, we helped eradicate child labor from cotton harvests in Uzbekistan

    WBCSD

    Alongside other Soft Commodities Forum members, we are committed to moving the conversation from deforestation to non-conversion

    United Nations

    We are contributing to the private movement for social change on the human rights of LGBTI people

    Louis Dreyfus Foundation

    In partnership with local experts and authorities, we are supporting farming communities in three continents to rise out of poverty and toward sustainable self-sufficiency
    Report Highlight

    Empowering farmers to build a more sustainable future

    Insights from Our Platforms

    Discover some of our advances in 2018 toward more sustainable practices in our business lines

    Palm Oil

    We increased certified sustainable palm oil sales by 17% year-on-year, and by 1500% compared to 2012

    Juice

    We met our target to obtain Rainforest Alliance certification for an additional 14 citrus farms

    Coffee

    We helped train thousands of coffee farmers on environmentally sustainable practices

    Cotton

    We purchased over 140% more BCI cotton year-on-year