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Product life cycle

Product life cycle

Sustainably mastering and optimising...

are notions at the centre of the group's sustainable development policy. From the field to your plate, here you will find the figures and information explaining how Bonduelle considers and acts at each stage of a life cycle in terms of its environmental footprint.

1 - Agricultural production

Agricultural production is a key step in sustainable development.
Because land is an irreplaceable asset, Bonduelle encourages the best agricultural practices.

The charter

Thanks to the supply charter signed with our 3490 partner producers, we work to fulfil the quality and performance criteria required for our activity, while at the same time encouraging them to limit their impact on the environment.


Agricultural production - cultivated food raw material - represents 25% of Bonduelle's greenhouse gas emissions.

Hubert Gave

Bonduelle partner producer, Land manager

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  • 2 - Manufacturing processes

    Manufacturing, recipes, composition of Bonduelle products:
    for these various processes, the group pledges
    to guarantee pleasure, quality, taste and safety.

  • Salads


    From the field to your plate, this is the number of stages followed by Bonduelle to guarantee products of the highest quality. More about sur les salades en sachet

  • Frozen goods

    – 30° C

    The freezing stage takes place in a -30°C environment at. A rapid drop in temperature allows the core of the vegetables to reach -18°C in a few moments. More about sur les légumes surgelés

  • Canned goods

    14 stages inside out

    Our process in full detail Notre procédé dans le détail

    Bonduelle has measured the impact of a family-sized can
    of extra fine Petit Pois in juice (850 ml)
    based on two themes:
    "climate and greenhouse effect" and "water".
    The impact of this can:
    94 grams of C02 for 100 grams of total drained product.
    pour 100 grammes de poids net égoutté.
    0.9 litres for 100 grams of total drained product
    (rinsing the vegetables and filling the tin).

  • Prepared goods

    Casting out nines

    From supply to shipping at -4°C, the Prepared goods salad circuit
    consists of 9 key stages. More about sur les salades traiteur


Our packaging is designed to protect our products, consumers and of course the environment. Regardless of the technology, our priority is clear: to preserve the quality and taste of our vegetables, the enjoyment of our customers, and the integrity of nature.

1 200 tonnes

Bonduelle is pursuing a programme to reduce the thickness of its cans. Bonduelle North America has saved 1,200 tonnes of metal in 4 years. As for frozen foods, the group is working towards reducing its carbon footprint whilst continuing to produce the highest quality of finished products. Finally, the R&D teams assess the advantages of plant-based organic materials for certain packaging, verifying that these elements do not compromise the needs in terms of agricultural areas dedicated to crops for human consumption.

Bonduelle optimises its packaging

Bonduelle optimises its packaging In "frozen" technology for example, the group's actions have led to significant improvement of the secondary packaging methods thanks to tools enabling boxes to be filled more efficiently.

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4 - Storage

Bonduelle works permanently to optimise
its storage infrastructures all over the world,
to ensure they are ideally located, sized and organised.

The right space in the right place

« We are always looking to optimise our supplies. We do this by implementing large storage infrastructures. Our storage sites are also organised by geographical zone, and are responsible for approving transport companies so as to choose the most coherent options. »


Bonduelle has opted for a 100% automatic high-bay storage in its frozen vegetables factory in Somme (France). An investment of €17 million. The storage and retrieval machines mean that employees do not need to work in -18°C conditions and reduce the waiting time for delivery trucks. Thanks to the shape of the building, the insulation, the reduced airlock space and their short opening periods, electric consumption has been reduced from 37 kilowatts/hour per year to 15 kilowatts/hour. The 1,800 lorry delivery rounds per year to partners' warehouses have been discontinued.

5 -Transport

The group permanently innovates to optimise CO2 emissions and reduce the environmental impact related to the delivery of its products.

« Bonduelle is very meticulous when it comes to saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Beyond economic criteria, the group favours solutions to ensure its inter-site deliveries and transport flows. Our fleet adheres to the Euro 5 standard, the strictest standard in terms of atmospheric emissions. Our drivers are trained in eco-driving and we constantly analyse our consumptions. These initiatives, powered by a common vision, reinforce our partnership with Bonduelle, demonstrated, amongst other things, by the launch of 44-tonne deliveries, reducing road traffic by 15%. » Damien Guewy, Manager of Transports Duminil, France

Rail + road

Bonduelle measures its CO2 emissions for all transports. These calculations carried out based on the ADEME method highlight Bonduelle's progress thanks in part to the development of combined rail-road transport. In 2013-2014, 4,829 tonnes of CO² were saved thanks to rail-road and maritime transport.

Bonduelle expands into western Canada

The acquisition of the Lethbridge plant in Canada (frozen, Alberta province) makes it possible to optimize transport. This new organization avoids the traffic of 280 trucks covering 3,200 km, saving 1,180 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year (forecast).

- 1500 trucks

A new manufacturing unit for the wall-to-wall production of cans at the Novotitarovskaya plant (Russia), in partnership with a group supplier – Crown Cork – represents a saving of 1,500 trucks per year, or the equivalent of 140 tonnes of CO2 emitted when the site used to be supplied with packaging containers.

6 - Inform

Bonduelle supports consumers in their desire to adopt eating habits that go hand in hand with sustainable development.

Bonduelle Bienvenue


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Labels, to help you eat better

All Bonduelle products have consumer information including the required labelling. Since 2004, the Group has been voluntarily committed to ensuring type 2 nutrition labelling of its products. As such, in addition to the energy value, and the protein, carbohydrate and lipid levels, the labels state the content of saturated fats, sugars, dietary fibres and sodium. More about sur la démarche rse de bonduelle

Listen to customers

Each country in which Bonduelle operates has a dedicated consumer satisfaction department to answer questions, suggestions and complaints, which are then sent on to the quality managers. The group has deployed an international monitoring tool for this information so that it can adapt as promptly as possible!

7 - Recycle

The group ensures the development and promotion of selective sorting and highlights the concept of recycling industrial waste and plant-based by-products.

Zero Impact...

Cans are stored at room temperature: therefore they have no impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The same goes for water.

...and 100% recyclable

The environmental impact of waste is measured based on the way it is processed at the end-of-life. Cans are 100% recyclable any number of times (once empty and placed in the designated containers).
1 tonne of steel cans collected represents 2 tonnes of non-renewable raw material saved.

   New cycle

Retour à l'étape nouveau fabrication

The recycled tins are transported to the steelworks. They are melted then transformed, into springs for example. Industrial manufacturers can therefore use them again as raw materials and manufacture new cans.

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