Our objectives for protecting and investing in our people include:
Our Group strives to create a work environment where employees achieve their fullest professional potential. We promote a discrimination-free environment. Discrimination based on gender, race, origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or beliefs is in contradiction with our values, history, and culture, and as such is not tolerated.
At Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) matters are key business priorities and enablers of success. And because our people are our most important asset, we take a global approach to managing employee safety and health through an integrated SHE management system and a behavior-based safety program.
Our vision is to create a safe workplace wherever we operate around the world, with minimal impact to the environment, and ensuring that our people, as well as any third party working with LDC, return home safely and without injury every day. In addition to providing all necessary protective equipment and duty-specific training to ensure the safety of our employees, we are constantly investing in safety enhancements to protect them. We also ensure our facilities are built and maintained to operate safely, for the protection of our employees, contractors, visitors and the environment.
At the same time, recognizing that every individual plays a key part in making that vision a reality, we expect all our employees around the world to take personal responsibility for ensuring safety in their workplace.
In practice, this means employees at all levels are responsible for the effective implementation of SHE policies and procedures, complying with applicable laws, regulations, rules and codes. In parallel, LDC’s Site Managers and dedicated SHE Managers in our industrial, logistic and agricultural units are accountable for ensuring consistent implementation of LDC’s safety and health programs, adopting industry standards where applicable.
Group-wide Safety Day
Across Louis Dreyfus Company, continual improvements are always being made to the systems and processes we use for managing health and safety. This work depends on all our employees being fully engaged in health and safety issues, reporting incidents when they occur and recognizing the personal responsibility they have for protecting themselves and each other. As part of our investment in training employees on the issues and embedding best practices, every year we hold a Group-wide Safety Day, involving all employees at every site. Local teams devise a program of activities including presentations from senior management, visits from external experts, workshops on health and safety procedures, videos and quizzes, and sharing of ideas on how to prevent incidents. Every activity is used to reinforce the 10 health and safety principles we’ve established across the Group and expect employees to incorporate into their behavior. Safety Day has become a major annual event in our company calendar.
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.