At Bonduelle, our deep-rooted attachment to the land and people since 1853 is in our DNA.
We believe in a future of progress, but one that respects its ecosystem. In 2018, the Group was awarded the "Grand prix du reporting environnemental" (Environmental reporting award) by the French Minister for the Environment. This recognition is testimony to the importance we attach to CSR in our strategy and our process of continuous improvement in our agro-industrial activity.
We promote access to healthy and sustainable foods through the advances we achieve in the traceability, safety and quality of our plant-based products. To do so, we and our farmer partners take very special care of the soils we cultivate, but also of the quality of the air and the sparing use of water and fossil fuel resources.
This all reflects our identity and forges our difference in order to create, together, a better future through plant-based products. Nature is our future , because it is seriously at risk from climate change, soil depletion and the disappearance of biodiversity, and because by the year 2025 there will be 9 billion women and men to feed. Our new signature “La nature, notre futur” thus expresses the imperative need to preserve it.
More broadly, in 2018-2019 we are setting off on a new venture, namely the B. Corp label (Benefit Corporation). In doing so, we are joining the pioneering businesses already engaged, to quote the label's catchword, in not trying to be "the best business in the world, but the best for the world".
This project echoes that of the Bonduelle business and the family that controls it, and has a major role in the shared ambition "to be the world reference in 'well-living' through plant-based products".
More about B Corp Label ?
The “B Corp” label is certification awarded to businesses that set non-financial social or environmental targets and meet challenging criteria in terms of compatibility and transparency. An acronym for Benefit Corporation, “B Corp” businesses strive to redefine the notion of business success and steer the company's performance in such a way as to serve the public interest.
It is run by the NGO B Lab, which certifies businesses that are keen to take this path. From wage equality to child labor to transparency or to questions of governance, the certification process studies more than 200 criteria. A score of 80 is required to gain B Corp recognition.