Key Themes

Sustainability

As the challenges faced by global society in 2020 put the need for sustainable food production more than ever in the spotlight, we continued to reinforce the mechanisms, processes and governance structures that embed sustainability and accountability in our business activities, true to our company vision and purpose.

We continued to drive supply chain monitoring, traceability and transparency, recognizing this as an enabler of sustainable sourcing decisions. We published additional data on our soy supply chains in South America and advanced palm oil traceability in Southeast Asia.

Work to support farmers in adopting good agricultural practices remained a key element of our sustainability framework. While adapting to Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures, our agronomists continued to train tens of thousands of smallholder farmers worldwide, working alongside peers, customers, local experts and partners such as the Louis Dreyfus Foundation.

Our Human Rights and Environment Committees continued to meet regularly to steer LDC’s work on key issues in these areas. These committees, which include top LDC executives and external experts from NGOs and United Nations agencies, seek to drive change by improving our own efforts and positively influencing the actions of our supply chain partners.

In addition to delivering reductions across all existing environmental key performance indicators in 2020, we also launched an initiative to measure our Scope 3 carbon emissions profile by adding supply chain-related measurements to LDC’s existing scope 1 and 2 emissions reporting on global industrial and logistics activities.

We will report extensively on our progress in driving sustainable development and practices, as part of our upcoming 2020 Sustainability Report.

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