Our approach

We operate in a transparent and responsible way that protects our people, our customers, our communities and the environment.

Our sustainability approach

We employ over 13,000 people in more than 300 assets and offices across 35 countries. Our sustainability approach encompasses all of our employees, the entire value chain of each of our commodities and every community where we operate.


It is based around our values and underpinned by policies and standards that meet or exceed legal requirements.

Our approach consists of:

Our values

Our approach to sustainability is built on our values of safety, entrepreneurialism, simplicity, responsibility and openness. These values reflect the culture of Glencore Agriculture.

Our Code of Conduct

In our Code of Conduct, we set out the standards we require people to meet and understand. This Code puts our values into practice and informs our daily actions and decisions.


Code of Conduct 2018

Our policies

At a more detailed level, we have a range of policies which set out processes and procedures. They are supported in turn by operational policies, created to meet the specific needs of individual assets.


Human Rights policy 2015

Monitoring our performance

Our approach to sustainability follows that of the Glencore Group. Progress is monitored by our Health, Safety, Environment and Communities committee, the Group sustainability team and relevant business leads to keep it in line with the needs of our business.


We regularly share our performance, learnings and experiences with all internal stakeholders and management around the world to ensure everyone remains informed, and benefits from being a part of our global network.


Sustainable Development Goals

We support the 17 principles of the United Nations sustainable development goals, and take active measures to help achieve the following:

SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

SDG 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss