Sustainability is central to our business model
We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for all value chain stakeholders: our people, our partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us
Caring For People
LDC’s approximately 18,000 employees are active in more than 100 countries around the world. It’s our priority to ensure their safety, well being 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 Action in the US
In 2019, our Imperial Sugar Company business commissioned its Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) de-colorization project. GAC allows for efficient removal of impurities during the sugar refining process, while significantly reducing water use at the facility.
And when renewing our revolving credit facility (RCF), we built in a sustainability-linked pricing mechanism to support our corporate commitment to create fair and sustainable value. The new RCF builds in interest-rate incentives to exceed our four environmental targets: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, electricity consumption, water use and solid waste sent to landfills.
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.Download our latest Sustainability Report