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This includes our commitment to Human Rights and to international standards, based on the United Nations (UN) Global Compact’s Ten Principles, which we signed in 2010, as well as our own ambition to contribute to building more inclusive societies.

LDC’s Code of Conduct guides our compliance with international standards, such as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO).


In 2019, we set up a Human Rights Committee as part of LDC’s governance structure, comprising several LDC senior leaders and periodically inviting experts from external organizations to exchange and learn.

As part of our commitment to transparent reporting on key sustainability issues, the following links provide information on members, participants and attendees, as well as the minutes of topics discussed at committee meetings.

Minutes – December 2019
Minutes – January 2020

Case Study

Eliminating child labor in Uzbekistan

LDC worked closely with the ILO, the government of Uzbekistan and the Association of Cotton Merchants in Europe (ACME) to monitor and evaluate labor practices at each cotton harvest season and address any concerns. We put great effort into eliminating forced and child labor, or any other poor practices, from our supply chain.

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