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Good practices

Meals for Disaster Victims

When hurricanes Harvey and Irma struck Texas and Florida and wildfires ravaged Florida, we did not stand on the sidelines! Our employees banded together at the Irwindale and Jackson sites in the US to provide assistance.

The December 26 2018

Driving Interest in the Vegetable Product Industry

In the list of factors needed for thriving communities, jobs always rank high. At the Gniewkowo site in Poland, this idea is taking off, The plant decided to train young people for technical careers, partnering with a local school to do so.

The December 19 2018

Canned Foods with Less Water

Cooling canned foods is the part of the process that consumes the most water at the plant. So how can we use less in order to preserve this precious resource? The Saint-Césaire site in Canada found the solution: reusing the water used for cooling!

The December 12 2018

Vegetables for People Living in Dire Poverty

Not all of the vegetables processed at a plant will reach supermarket shelves: a small percentage will stay behind, despite being perfectly edible. At several sites in Russia – Novotitarovskaya, Timashevsk and Moscow – nothing is thrown out if it can still be eaten. Instead, these vegetables are donated to the needy.

The December 05 2018

Farming with Less Water

Water management in agriculture is essential for anyone who wants to be part of the ecological transition. At the Gniewkowo site in Poland, as in many of our fields, farmers have chosen a new irrigation method, replacing the traditional system with drip irrigation.

The November 28 2018

Supplies for schoolchildren

For families in need, the start of the school year can be challenging, since it requires making a lot of purchases. To help with these purchases, employees at the Sainte-Martine site have been doing their part to get school supplies to those who need them in the community for the past four years.

The November 14 2018

Walking for a Good Cause

Good health doesn't happen by chance. You have to work for it. How? By fighting diseases that threaten it and by raising awareness about how to prevent them. That is just what the annual Rochester Heart Walk aims...

The November 05 2018

Sheltering the Homeless from the Cold

Sheltering the Homeless from the Cold

As everyone knows, winters in Canada are bitterly cold. For homeless individuals, the months of December, January and February are the most challenging.

The October 24 2018

Refrigeration with less energy

When it comes to sustainable development, there are certain key moments in a company's life. Replacing a piece of equipment is one of them.

The September 03 2018

Spoiled vegetables put to good use

At the factory at Saint-Benoist-sur-Vanne, unsold containers are no longer thrown away. Instead, the veggies they hold are turned into compost!

The August 24 2018

What to do with old cellphones? Recycle them!

The employees of the Straelen site decided to collect old cellphones and recycle them to make sure they would no longer languish in the bottom of the junk drawer!

The August 24 2018

One small step for mankind, one giant leap for trash.

The goal is to get rid of waste wherever it's produced. The Villeneuve d'Ascq site has decided to tackle waste created through employee meals.

The August 24 2018

There's no shame in expressing your affection

The employees at St Césaire aren't the type to feel intimidated or get caught up on bad habits. Every Valentine's Day, they show their colleagues how much they appreciate them with hearts and sincere messages!

The August 24 2018

Heating with used palettes

In many factories, broken palettes can represent a significant amount of wood that is sometimes only used once. That is, unless you consider their potential!

The August 23 2018

Working for the community

Going outside the plant to donate your time and energy to the community is a great way to share our values, isn't it? That is what the employees at Santarém decided! Each year, they lend their brawn and brilliant ideas to local social service groups for a full day that has become legendary at the site.

The August 09 2018

Water: Lettuce leads the way

With its broad leaves to wash, lettuce consumes a lot of water before it makes it onto a plate. If we used a bit less water for each head of lettuce, could we achieve big savings to preserve this limited resource? That was the question colleagues set out to answer in Florence, New Jersey.

The August 09 2018

New trees for Moscow

It came to pass that employees in Russia turned a team building exercise into an opportunity to take care of their environment with a high-profile goal: plant trees in the oldest botanical garden in Russia.

The August 09 2018

Beehives on our site

At Labenne, the setting around the factory is decidedly floral. Of course, both nature and the staff have given it their all: the facilities are surrounded by a nature preserve of astounding biodiversity and the fallow land has been planted painstakingly with flowers by the plant's employees.

The August 09 2018

A blooming plant

Everyone likes flowers, bur for bees, they are essential. Enough said: at the Labenne site, that's all the argument it took to embark on planting flowers in the site's fallow land.

The August 09 2018

Compost makes the factory flourish

Some of our sites are blessed with exceptional natural settings. Such is the case for Labenne, where the plant is located in a nature reserve. The striking biodiversity is a source of motivation for employees, whose great ideas are proliferating.

The August 02 2018

Farm with less water

One of the pillars of sustainable development is using natural resources wisely. We must conserve the resources that the environment gives us in finite supply like trees and water, etc. This means that water management in agriculture is essential for anyone who wants to be involved in the ecological transition.

The August 02 2018

We’ve found the keys to well-being

When we talk about sustainable development, we usually think of saving water or preserving nature. However, it’s much more than that! For companies, wellness and quality of life at work are aspects of sustainable development because they contribute to the virtuous practices of the organization. Sustainable development is a larger concept that goes well beyond the idea of eco-friendliness.

The July 20 2018

Speaking more effectively about what we’re doing right!

Employees are taking notice and getting on board. The actions taken by individuals to help build a more sustainable future are flourishing: optimized recycling, creation of shared green spaces, protection of insects and ecosystems, and more. With any luck, these practices will become the norm and will be shared by all.

The July 20 2018

Print everything on recycled paper

Printing on recycled paper may seem like a minor detail, a footnote in the grand scheme of things. But in business, even the smallest little change can have a huge impact.

The July 06 2018

Patronage in a residential care home

In a residential care home, wherever it happens to be in the world, time sometimes drags and feelings of isolation can occur. We all have older citizens living near us, in our district or town, whose daily lives may be a little dull. So what can we do to help them?

The June 28 2018

Donating vegetables to the most disadvantaged

For the poorest communities, it is not always easy to have a balanced diet. For example, it is often difficult to obtain high quality vegetables. Yet we know they are essential to daily well-being.

The June 27 2018

Social innovation with our farming partners - the Bonduelle Hackathon

Our relationship with our farming partners is a source of constant innovation. At the end of 2016, in France, we decided to invest in the field of social innovation by developing a hackathon focusing on sustainable agriculture and the public.

The April 26 2018

The vegetation cover - an agroecology best practice

At Bonduelle, we have developed a vegetation cover, in conjunction with our farming partners, in numerous farming areas, notably near our factories in Bordères-et-Lamensans and Labenne (south-west France).

The March 26 2018

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