The objective of our strategy for sustainable development revolves around knowing how to reconcile internationally-competitive agro-industrial business with ecology-friendly expectations.
Shaped with all of the Group’s business experience, this strategy also claims to be a means of bringing the cooperatives and members together.
Axereal undertakes to champion competitive agriculture, compatible with a reduced carbon footprint by :
concentrating its R & D efforts into experimentation and selection strategies for optimizing inputs, including alternative techniques
promoting the improvement of agricultural practices through the expertise of its local advisors and through innovative tools
evaluating the environmental impact of practices on the atmosphere, and increasing awareness for business of the possible synergies between agriculture and biodiversity
encouraging the correct use of phytosanitary products and safety of applicators
Axereal undertakes to create value, while seeking to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment, on natural resources and on climate change
by optimizing the Group’s logistics through the development of direct deliveries from farm to shipping silos or factories, and by promoting the use of rail freight for 60% of shipments, or even use of river transport
by involving employees, and thus making them “eco-friendly” every day with sorting and recycling of waste, saving paper and energy, or car-sharing
by connecting the actions of subsidiaries who have set themselves objectives to reduce water consumption and waste, to manage fossil fuel use and to develop renewable energy.
Axereal undertakes to move towards sustainable management of Human Resources to develop employees both individually and collectively, which manifests concretely as :
the “Employment and Expertise Plan” agreement, throughout the employee’s working life; recruitment without discrimination as to age, sex, disability or race, internal promotion, Action plan to help seniors etc.
the development of a more proactive policy in terms of inclusion and supervision of disabled people
a strong awareness campaign for employees, both permanent and seasonal, from joining, and later during training, of respecting the rules and advice of the safety pol.
Through its strong local base, Axereal contributes to the development of the local economy, and to meeting the growing needs for food in complete safe
Through its non-delocalised collection service and cooperatives which play an essential role in the improvement of land and local development
By linking farmers directly to the Group’s industrial development for a real share of the added value
Through the complementary nature between cereal and animal-feed production, and foodstuff supply and promotion of animals, due to its organized and contractualized industries
By relying on a quality management system and food safety system (HACCP method) which has been certified to guarantee the implementation of good collection, logistical and marketing practices for grain and our conformity to both upstream and downstream operators.