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Louis Dreyfus Company

Louis Dreyfus Company is a global merchant and processor of agricultural commodities, including coffee, cotton, grains and oilseeds, rice and sugar, transporting approximately 80 million tonnes of these products annually. Founded in 1851 by Leopold Dreyfus, today the company is active in more than 100 countries globally, with Europe, the Middle East and Africa its largest trading hubs. Louis Dreyfus Company is vertically integrated, with activities spanning production, processing, storage, merchandising and distribution, and diversified business activities including animal feed, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, bioenergy and transportation.

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Governance and strategy

#1 3.3 /10 #150


#1 7.5 /30 #131


#1 1.9 /30 #209

Social inclusion

#1 5.2 /30 #168
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Segment Rank
Agricultural inputs #30
Agricultural products and commodities #67

Segment ranking summary

Louis Dreyfus Company ranks 30th in the agricultural inputs segment and 67th in the agricultural products and commodities segment. Compared to peers in the agricultural products and commodities segment the company performs slightly better than average in the environment measurement area, but could improve by setting time-bound targets on topics such as soil health, fertiliser and pesticide use, deforestation and food loss and waste. Within the social inclusion measurement areas the company performs below average compared to peers in both segments. The company lacks disclosure on social issues key to the food systems transformation such as land rights. Given its role as an agricultural trader, Louis Dreyfus Company has less impact on nutrition issues compared to companies involved in the manufacture of consumer products. However, the company does not even disclose a commitment to address food insecurity by supporting the production of healthy and nutritious foods.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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