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  • Overall approach
    7/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      Louis Dreyfus Company commits to "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation" (NDPE) commitment in 2016"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Soy Moratorium; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group; UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify::
      Company is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, the Soy Moratorium, the Tropical Forest Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "We make the protection of ecosystems a priority, both in our daily business operations and when we expand into new activities, recognizing that losing land of high ecological value destroys habitats, has knock on effects for climate change, affects water retnetion in soils ansd can disrupt local communities." [...] "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation" (NDPE) commitment in 2016"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Bi-annually
      "Environment Committee: Responsible for all other aspects of LDC’s environmental impacts, principally in relation to our supply chains. Addressing challenging areas with the following ambitions: Deforestation, conversion and biodiversity – conserving forests and other high conservation value habitats, while meeting rising food demand with diminishing available land". "LDC has established a Human Rights Committee and an Environmental Committee, as part of our governance structure. Members are LDC senior leaders, including our CEO, signaling commitment from the highest level of the company, as well as occasional external invitees."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 15,400 hectares
      "100 Million Trees ProgramLDC has partnered with Starbucks’ ‘One Tree for Every Bag‘ program to replace over four million old coffee trees in Mexico’s Oaxaca and Chiapas regions with Marsellesa, a more productive variety that is also resistant to coffee rust fungus.To date, the program has benefitted more than 7,500 farmers, representing more than 15,400 hectares of coffee production. Before receiving the new trees, farmers are given technical assistance and training in good agricultural practices, to maximize survival rates of the young trees."
  • Commodity score
    45/84
    • Palm oil
      48/84
      • Commitment Strength
        25/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We Continue to source and distribute palm oil that complies with RSPO and ISCC standards" [...] "These principles apply to all business transactions and trading relationships, whether the product is sourced for the internal use of our refineries, or on behalf of third parties. We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently [...] with the following considerations: • Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas. • Leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We Continue to source and distribute palm oil that complies with RSPO and ISCC standards" [...] "These principles apply to all business transactions and trading relationships, whether the product is sourced for the internal use of our refineries, or on behalf of third parties. We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently [...] with the following considerations: • Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas. • Leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We Continue to source and distribute palm oil that complies with RSPO and ISCC standards" [...] "These principles apply to all business transactions and trading relationships, whether the product is sourced for the internal use of our refineries, or on behalf of third parties. We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently [...] with the following considerations: • Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas. • Leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "We Continue to source and distribute palm oil that complies with RSPO and ISCC standards" [...] "These principles apply to all business transactions and trading relationships, whether the product is sourced for the internal use of our refineries, or on behalf of third parties. We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently [...] with the following considerations: • Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas. • Leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We Continue to source and distribute palm oil that complies with RSPO and ISCC standards" [...] "These principles apply to all business transactions and trading relationships, whether the product is sourced for the internal use of our refineries, or on behalf of third parties. We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently [...] with the following considerations: • Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas. • Leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We Continue to source and distribute palm oil that complies with RSPO and ISCC standards" [...] "These principles apply to all business transactions and trading relationships, whether the product is sourced for the internal use of our refineries, or on behalf of third parties. We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently [...] with the following considerations: • Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas. • Leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We Continue to source and distribute palm oil that complies with RSPO and ISCC standards" [...] "These principles apply to all business transactions and trading relationships, whether the product is sourced for the internal use of our refineries, or on behalf of third parties. We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently [...] with the following considerations: • Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas. • Leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "We Continue to source and distribute palm oil that complies with RSPO and ISCC standards" [...] "These principles apply to all business transactions and trading relationships, whether the product is sourced for the internal use of our refineries, or on behalf of third parties. We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently [...] with the following considerations: • Safeguard all high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas. • Leave all peat untouched, regardless of depth."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            LDC committed to achieve: "For direct sourcing from refineries, attain 90% traceability to 1st tier FFB", "100% traceability to mill for direct sourcing to 2 LDC refineries", and "Near 100% traceability to mill for indirect sourcing" by 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            LDC committed to achieve: "For direct sourcing from refineries, attain 90% traceability to 1st tier FFB", "100% traceability to mill for direct sourcing to 2 LDC refineries", and "Near 100% traceability to mill for indirect sourcing".
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            LDC committed to achieve: "For direct sourcing from refineries, attain 90% traceability to 1st tier FFB", "100% traceability to mill for direct sourcing to 2 LDC refineries", and "Near 100% traceability to mill for indirect sourcing" by 2025.
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            LDC committed to achieve "100% traceability to mill for direct sourcing to 2 LDC refineries", ">94% traceability to mill for indirect sourcing (traded oil not going through the LDC refineries)", and "For direct sourcing from refineries, attain 60% traceability to plantation to 1st tier FFB" by 2020.
      • Social Considerations
        3/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
          "Louis Dreyfus require suppliers to comply with the ILO's conventions on forced labour, child labour and non-discrimination. Collective bargaining is excluded."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Provision of a discrimination-free work environment, in full compliance of the ILO’s Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (C111), as well as with local legislation prohibiting discrimination in hiring and in the execution of work with respect to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, age and disability, or as otherwise provided for under the local law."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "We expect our supply chain partners to work collaboratively and transparently in applying the above principles, with the following considerations [...] Respect for the rights of local communities, which includes land tenure, and their right to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to operations on which they hold legal, communal or customary rights".
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            LDC report on their certified RSPO and ISCC volumes in various reports by year, and within their 2019 ACOP report.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            LDC report on their certified RSPO and ISCC volumes in various reports by year, and within their 2019 ACOP report.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            LDC stated that in 2019 they achieved 97% traceability to the mill, as verified by the Earthworm Foundation.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            LDC report on their certified RSPO and ISCC volumes in various reports by year, and within their 2019 ACOP report.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            LDC report on their certified RSPO and ISCC volumes in various reports by year, and within their 2019 ACOP report.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Earthworm Foundation

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Third-party verification
            LDC stated that in 2019 they achieved 97% traceability to the mill, as verified by the Earthworm Foundation.
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing technical capacity

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Better Management Practices Training program
          "LDC works with SNV in South Sumatra, near the LDC Lampung refinery, to actively improve the resilience of oil palm smallholders • The project objectives and KPIs include: • Improved yield per hectare through Better Management Practices Training programme, • Creation of sustainability internal control system within the cooperative, so as to obtain certification (ISCC, RSPO). • Gender equality (female farmers were targeted and measured in the training) • Mapped HCS and deforestation monitoring • Credit assessment and loan disbursement for replanting. • Approx 1000 smallholders have been trained. 30 have already passed the Eligibility RSPO Audit, based on the 2019 RSPO Independent Smallholders Standard."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not disclosed
          "We maintain risk assessments on all our suppliers, applying Global Forest Watch's (GFW) independent evaluation of risk levels associated with the specific activities of each mill that supplies our refineries. We combine this information with reviews of any grievance reports made against suppliers [...], and have now commissioned additional satellite monitoring services to monitor our full sourcing activities in Southeast Asia".
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the certified volume?: 123,738 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 2,729,835 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
          Within their 2019 ACOP report, Louis Dreyfus report a total of 2,853,573.0 tonnes of palm oil with 123,738 tonnes being certified
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Not disclosed
          "Key commitment [...] complete an environmental and social impact assessment before building any new, or expanding any existing, asset".
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed?: 100%

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Singapore & Indonesia
          "LDC does not own plantations or mills, but has 2 refinery assets in Indonesia (Lampung and Balikpapan). For additional information, please refer to: https://www.ldc.com/id/en/ • Singapore Commercial refers to sourcing made via 3rd party refineries (considered “indirect” sourcing) as opposed to via the 2 LDC refineries (“direct” sourcing)"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 100%

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Latin America, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia,
          "2020 Palm Traceability to Mill The list identifies mills supplying LDC Indonesia Refineries and Singapore Commercial operations. Mills supplying the LDC Indonesia refineries are considered direct."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          ""We maintain risk assessments on all our suppliers, applying Global Forest Watch's (GFW) independent evaluation of risk levels associated with the specific activities of each mill that supplies our refineries. We combine this information with reviews of any grievance reports made against suppliers [...] Working with our suppliers to ensure they understand adopt and comply with our palm sourcing policies, and particularly our NDPE policy [...] We do this through a range of activities such as making compliance our policy part of supplier contracts, publicizing our polcieis through workshops and providing technical assistance to suppliers we consider higher risk"
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: time bound action plan

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance or grievance raised
          "Palm Grievance Protocol – managing a direct supplier - If grievance / controversy is raised by an external stakeholder relating to LDC supply chain: • LDC to assess validity of Grievance; if there is clearance, issue a stop-work order, which should be in place until the grievance is resolved. [...] Engage with Target of Grievance (ToG) to understand context & current response • Engage external stakeholders relevant to the case as needed • Develop set of action plan recommendations including: - time-bound objectives - criteria and evidence for considering that the issue is “resolved” "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No list but do mention excluded suppliers in grievance doc
          Louis Dreyfus report on their raised grievances, as well as indication which suppliers they no longer work with due to non-compliance within their palm oil mill grievance list
    • Soy
      42/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "LDC commits to influence and collaborate with stakeholders across the soy supply chain in order to: • Eliminate engagement in, or financing of deforestation throughout our supply chain, and conserve biomes proven to be of high ecological value, such as the Cerrado, Brazil, with the intent to discourage and eliminate conversion of native vegetation". "We have also certified some our own Brazilian assets under Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) criteria".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "LDC commits to influence and collaborate with stakeholders across the soy supply chain in order to: • Eliminate engagement in, or financing of deforestation throughout our supply chain, and conserve biomes proven to be of high ecological value, such as the Cerrado, Brazil, with the intent to discourage and eliminate conversion of native vegetation".
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
            Target date
            No target date
            0/2
            "LDC commits to influence and collaborate with stakeholders across the soy supply chain in order to: • Eliminate engagement in, or financing of deforestation throughout our supply chain, and conserve biomes proven to be of high ecological value, such as the Cerrado, Brazil, with the intent to discourage and eliminate conversion of native vegetation".
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            "LDC commits to influence and collaborate with stakeholders across the soy supply chain in order to: • Eliminate engagement in, or financing of deforestation throughout our supply chain, and conserve biomes proven to be of high ecological value, such as the Cerrado, Brazil, with the intent to discourage and eliminate conversion of native vegetation".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "In the coming years, we will continue to develop our Soy Sustainability Policy. This will involve supply chain mapping and risk assessment for all sourcing in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, moving toward full traceability to farm for directly sourced soy beans" [...] "LDC spatially monitors all sourcing with traceability to farm (polygon and GPS points, where a buffer was applied)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location; Indirect suppliers

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Direct suppliers only
            "In the coming years, we will continue to develop our Soy Sustainability Policy. This will involve supply chain mapping and risk assessment for all sourcing in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, moving toward full traceability to farm for directly sourced soy beans" [...] "LDC spatially monitors all sourcing with traceability to farm (polygon and GPS points, where a buffer was applied)"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
            Target date
            No target date
            0/2
            "LDC has set the objective of reaching 50% traceability to farm in 2020 for direct purchases, with a focus on higher risk areas" "In the coming years, we will continue to develop our Soy Sustainability Policy. This will involve supply chain mapping and risk assessment for all sourcing in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, moving toward full traceability to farm for directly sourced soy beans"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            "LDC has set the objective of reaching 50% traceability to farm in 2020 for direct purchases, with a focus on higher risk areas "
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO
          "LDC commits to influence and collaborate with stakeholders across the soy supply chain in order to [...] Comply with all eight International Labour Organization (ILO) fundamental conventions".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification
          "In Paraguay, we are collaborating with CAPPRO (Paraguayan Chamber of Oilseeds Processors) and the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) to expand the use of soy certification in cooperatives where smallholder farmers sell their beans."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In the 2019 sustainability report, LDC report the volumes of soy/farms/hectares which are certified, including through RTRS, ISCC, 2BSv.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "Traceability to Farm and/or Municipality: • LDC has 100% polygon level traceability to farm for municipalities of “high priority” as defined by the Soft Commodity Forum • LDC currently has 33% traceability to farm for all direct purchases and traceability to municipality for the remainder • LDC has set the objective of reaching 50% traceability to farm in 2020 for direct purchases, with a focus on higher risk areas "
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification schemes

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS, ISCC, 2BSv
            In the 2019 sustainability report, LDC report the volumes of soy/farms/hectares which are certified, including through RTRS, ISCC, 2BSv.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2008
          "In this concerted effort, LDC and other industry actors monitor suppliers, and do not purchase soy from lands in the Amazon biome that were deforested after July 2008."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: The Nature Conservancy

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing financial support
          "After launching our global Soy Sustainability Policy in 2018, we worked with environmental charity The Nature Conservancy in 2019 to incentivize soy producers in northern Argentina to expand cropland without resorting to deforestation. We engaged with farmers to better understand their needs and include them as we look to preserve at-risk forest areas."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          "Going forward we will carry out the same mapping and risk analysis in Uruguay and Paraguay, and add profiling land use dynamics beyond our current sourcing areas in Argentina, to seek solutions that avoid deforestation."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "In addition, LDC commits to [...] Conduct social and environmental impact assessments for any new infrastructure or logistic development"
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "In this concerted effort, LDC and other industry actors monitor suppliers, and do not purchase soy from lands in the Amazon biome that were deforested after July 2008."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    22/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is a leading processor and trader in agricultural commodities active in more than 100 countries. It is one of the major processors and exporters of soy in South America and one of the largest commodity traders globally. The company has significant oilseed crushing facilities in Brazil and Argentina, as well as having an annual capacity of several million metric tons in China. LDC is among the top soy exporters in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. The company’s palm oil operations are also significant and it is a major producer of biodiesel. LOUIS DREYFUS is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and soy.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities
Segments
Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
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How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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