Our choices, our commitments

Our choices, our commitments

The world we live in is undergoing profound and rapid change. Globalisation now shapes both trade and production. It is driving a number of developments, constraints and expectations.

It is up to us whether we simply tolerate them or identify opportunities on which to build a future for our organisation. 
Every business has impacts on society, people and the environment through its activities.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is a formal expression of our desire to make our impacts more positive. It is an opportunity for Axéréal to build an effective, sustainable development model, and in so doing play its part in society.

Our CSR strategy is an opportunity for Axéréal to build an effective, sustainable development model, and in so doing play its part in society.

Philippe de Raynal

As an organisation that sits at the heart of a changing ecosystem, Axéréal is committed to its strategy and bases its approach on the idea of creating value for its customers, its employees and its members. We are committed to improving our economic, social and environmental performance. 

 

CSR : a strategic lever

The Axéréal group has taken a pragmatic, realistic approach to managing Corporate Social Responsibility. Understanding how to develop long-term, sustainable initiatives is the basis of our culture as both an agricultural cooperative and an industrial group. We apply the ISO 26000 standard in our approach to continuous improvement for sustainable development. This document sets out our commitments on the seven central issues in CSR. From governance to the environment, nothing is overlooked. 

 

Axéréal’s management wanted to develop a shared, coherent and comprehensive vision of our responsibility from customer to seed, incorporating all our areas of activity. We have therefore established a network of representatives in the six business units. These are the KEY PEOPLE in CSR, each listening to their own stakeholders.

 

They identify and measure the main effects of collecting and processing grain and other activities on society, people and the environment. The network is run by the Group CSR department, allowing us to monitor the relevant indicators for each sector.