Louis Dreyfus Company response
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has policies and actions in place as an active participant in the fight against deforestation and to preserve biodiversity, as well as the respect of human rights. We are conscious that our activity puts us at the heart of some of the world’s most pressing challenges, as we help to feed a growing population sustainably.
While the supply can be complex, purchasing from farmers, we are one of the founding signatories of the Soy Moratorium in 2006 in Brazil and have our own Soy Sustainability Policy, which integrates no deforestation and respect of human rights as a prerequisite for purchases. We are also working with our peers as a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Soft Commodities Forum, to ensure that purchases avoid high-risk areas for deforestation and we encourage farmers to only expand on existing pasture land, even if legally they could clear new forest areas...
Our commitments and actions can be found in the public domain on our website, including regular reporting:
- Human rights commitments: http://www.ldc.com/global/en/sustainability/key-issues/human-rights/
- Our soy sustainability commitments: http://www.ldc.com/global/en/sustainability/sustainable-supply-chain/sustainable-soy/
- Commitment to sustainability: http://www.ldc.com/global/en/careers/commitment-sustainability/
- Sustainability reporting (including human rights):http://www.ldc.com/global/en/sustainability/sustainability-reporting/