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Sustainability

Sustainability is a core element of our business model

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and the other value chain stakeholders: our people, our partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us.

 

View here our latest Sustainability Report

Caring For People

LDC’s approximately 17,000 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 Ukraine

LDC’s acquisition of grain railcars in Ukraine generates logistic efficiencies and contributes to the country’s competitiveness in the global grains export market. By reducing grain volumes transported by truck, our new railcars will also help to decrease annual CO2 emissions by +8,500 tons, contributing to LDC’s global commitment to reduce its environmental impact – in this case through fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

At our office in Kiev, several initiatives are ongoing to reduce waste and save energy, for instance through paper recycling, reduced printing and avoiding use of disposable items.

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.

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