OUR SUSTAINABILITY EVOLUTION

In 2015, LDC’s Juice Platform proactively outlined its sustainability efforts in its first dedicated progress update with a focus on Brazil, the base of our agricultural operations for this Platform. This year’s report showcases our sustainability evolution, evidenced by our growing commitment to Rainforest Alliance certification, our increased training and involvement with local communities, our ongoing provision of proper and appropriate working conditions and labor practices, as well as our commitment to measuring and reporting on our environmental footprint.

Significant strides in environmental and social responsibility

Code of Conduct - which sets out the ethical, professional and environmental expectations of the company - signed by all employees

Increased dependence on renewable energies

Expansion of best practice sharing to 3rd parties

Process in place for all employees and other stakeholders to express ethical concerns with full confidentiality

Extensive range of community programs

New membership of LDC in the global sustainable agriculture initiative (SAI platform)

Improved targets for corporate policies, particularly around safety, health and the environment

Reaffirmed Juice Platform strategy with customer centricity and sustainability as its cornerstone

45%

of fuel consumed during production is renewable

10,869 MT

more reused organic waste was recycled in 2015 vs. 2014

ENVIRONMENT

Looking after the environment across the value chain is one of our top priorities. We carefully monitor the energy, carbon footprint, waste and water usage at our assets.

Minimizing our environmental footprint

Taking significant steps to measure and improve our environmental footprint.

Decreasing industrial water consumption

Executing a concerted awareness program to reduce water usage in industry.

Reducing waste generation

Increasing recycling efforts to proactively minimize waste.

Supporting wildlife conservation

Implementing programs to preserve forest habitats around farms we operate.

2,200

students educated on sustainability topics through our “Juntos Pelo Meio Ambiente” initiative

1998

year LDC became recognized as a "Child Friendly Company" by the Abrinq Foundation.

COMMUNITY

Building long-term partnerships is essential to both Louis Dreyfus Company's growth and to the well-being of local communities where we operate.

Environmental education programing

Promoting environmental awareness through farm visits, educational booklets and practical activities.

Extracurricular activity assistance

Providing extracurricular activities for hundreds of students, including tutoring, sport, recreation and the arts.

Non profit organization support

Benefiting children and teenagers through social programs and education.

Donations

Supplying fruit and juice for boosting infant nutrition, and encouraging our employees to participate in internal collection drives to help various institutions.

5

farms and the chain of custody with Rainforest Alliance certification

40

small-scale certified producers who deliver their Fairtrade certified fruits to the LDC Paranavaí Plant

PARTNERS & CERTIFICATIONS

At Louis Dreyfus Company, we have a firm belief that solutions to many of the key questions facing our sector can only be reached collaboratively. By building strong partnerships in all aspects of our work, including sustainability, we increase our effectiveness.

Rainforest Alliance certification

Promoting environmental responsibility to help ensure our sites continually meet the certification standards.

Fairtrade certification

Assisting more than 40 small-scale certified producers who deliver their Fairtrade certified fruits to the LDC Paranavaí Plant.

Supplier ethical data exchange auditing

Committing to the continuous improvement of ethical and social responsibility performance through SMETA 4-Pillar Audits.

Additional collaborations and certifications

Establishing vital collaborations with multiple organizations involved in advancing diverse sustainability, quality and industry themes.

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