Firmly rooted in the regions, LDC strives to preserve local businesses and to promote products of national origin. The Group aims to provide a pragmatic response to the challenges of tomorrow via 4 key commitments: Sustainable farming, Living and working together, Respecting the nature, Providing healthy food.
French leader and one of the European leaders
1st for labels, 1st for duck, 1st for turkey, 1st for poultry-based products
1st for ready meals, 1st for Asian products, 2nd for sandwiches, pizzas and quiches
14 platforms and 10 production organisations
invested each year
paid out to employees each year (employer contributions and participation)
farmers of which 6100 are in France
With a turnover of €4.4 billion in 2019-2020, 20% of which was generated internationally, the LDC Group enjoys controlled, sustainable growth. With €201.50 million in operating income, LDC is a solid Group able to invest nearly €200 million in its industrial tools and of innovating to prepare for the future, relying in particular on its 120 R&D employees. With 22,700 employees currently working at 89 production sites in France and Europe, the LDC Group relies on a family shareholder scheme (more than 70% of the capital) that promotes stability. See our commitments
We like a job to be well done, well organised with concrete actions that make it possible to overcome daily problems through the involvement of management and employees.
We have always created, innovated and invented across all areas: product, technical, social. We have always had the same goal: to improve balance in materials, quality and working conditions.
Being responsible means taking action and making decisions in the interest of the company. It means investing in the future and in the safety and health of our employees, as well as the long-term sustainability of the Group whilst protecting the environment.
This respect is the respect we have for our customers, employees and farmers in particular. Being respectful means being attentive, accepting one’s mistakes, promoting team work and developing our resources on the basis of our complementarity.
Being effective means sharing good practices and driving continual improvement. It is also about promoting a results-based culture, whilst accepting that questioning is part of development.
Humility is one of the founding notions behind the simplicity that characterises the Group. It is also important for everybody to be accessible, to get to the heart of the matter. And of course, keeping things simple is a question of common sense too.
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Our farmers are responsible people who are really passionate about their work and their animals, with whom the LDC Group has enjoyed a trusting relationship for almost 50 years.
Our farmers’ comply with the various specifications and their commitments (respect for animals and the environment, transparency, controls by third-party organisations etc.) and the Group secures their income through contractualisation (setting prices, securing supplies and sales outlets) and technical support (advice from breeding and farming specialists, training, quality audits, etc.).
In order to develop livestock farming sustainably, the Group has historically relied on approaches under official quality labels (Label Rouge, AOC – controlled designation of origin, AB – organically farmed) for free-range poultry, on the Product Compliance Certification, and since 2017 on our ethical “Nature d’Eleveurs” programme for certified poultry and everyday poultry.