Louis Dreyfus Commodities is a global merchandizer of commodities and processor of agricultural goods, operating a significant network of assets around the world. We’re dedicated to providing sustenance for our planet and today we help feed and clothe up to 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 77 million tons of commodities around the world annually. We operate from farm to fork through a diverse set of activities that span the value chain.
Over the last decade Louis Dreyfus Commodities has significantly expanded and diversified as a business by broadening our portfolio and making investments in strategically located origination and logistics assets. As a result we now hold several leading positions in major commodities and have delivered substantial year-on-year growth for a number of years.
Louis Dreyfus Commodities is at the heart of the agricultural industry, covering the entire value chain from origination to distribution. We help people around the world meet every day needs for sustenance: getting the right food to the right location at the right time.
We follow a strategy of selective value chain integration around core physical marketing activities, choosing for each commodity and in each region how far we want to develop our assets upstream and downstream. Several factors have contributed to our long-term success story and will continue to do so well into the future:
- Our reputation as a reliable and trustworthy business partner built over 160 years
- Strong ethical and business values based on the long history of our Group
- Risk mitigation, especially through diversification and selective investments
- Leveraging our historical merchandising capabilities on a global scale
- Inviting key people from our company to become shareholders thereby aligning their objectives with those of our Group
Louis Dreyfus Commodities is well positioned to take advantage of underlying business trends and opportunities. Our success has shown that the Group’s long-term strategy is effective in both good times and bad and will allow us to be one of the top global agriculture companies.