We uphold human rights and support the sustainable, long-term development of the local communities in which we operate. Our sustainable supply chains contribute to global food security.

Why this matters

Our core activity directly contributes to feeding people and animals around the world. Security of the food supply is vital for people’s wellbeing – it helps create a better society and a better living environment.

We are a major employer in many of the areas where we operate and have a responsibility for the health, prosperity and sustainability of those communities.

Our approach

As one of the world’s leading exporters and marketers of agricultural commodities we believe in acting according to our values of safety, entrepreneurialism, simplicity, responsibility and openness.

As the demand for agricultural goods rises we have to make sure the demand is not met at the expense of our communities, the land and the wider environment. Our approach is to engage with communities, create sustainable value for society and uphold human rights.

We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero hunger.

Engaging with communities 

We aim to deal openly, transparently and inclusively with our communities, listening to and working with anyone affected by our operations.

We build and maintain constructive, long-standing relationships with our stakeholders. Dealing openly and transparently with all our stakeholders is vital for our future and maintaining our social licence to operate.

We support many local initiatives and projects that contribute positively to the wellbeing of the local communities surrounding our operations and offices. These range from projects with global outcomes to smaller projects that benefit local communities.

Recent initiatives include: