is no planet B
At Bonduelle, we are deeply linked to
the earth, our most precious asset.
Therefore, it is essential that we take care
of it, so that everyone can enjoy its
benefits in the future.
COMMITEd TO planet
100% of cultivated lands
with alternative agricultural techniques
Reducing by 20% our GHG emissions by 2035
100% of our packaging designed
to be recyclable or reusable
The results so far in a few figures
of areas cultivated with alternatives to synthetic pesticides
water used the
past ten years
41,259 T of CO2
emissions saved thanks to rail-road transportation in one year.
94% of farmers
signed our agronomic charter
of recycled materials
Our commitments for planet in action
Crop rotation & minimal chemicals
Our farming partners use crop rotation. They avoid growing the same vegetables on the same parcel of land two years in a row to allow the soil to recover.
Whenever possible, we develop natural or mechanical solutions for fighting diseases and pests to avoid using fertilizers and pesticides. These solutions include anti-insect netting and mechanical weeding, among others. The same is true for fertilization, for which crop cover and crop rotation are employed.
We have precisely managed the supply of water using chosen irrigation techniques like drip irrigation and precision nozzles for pivots. New technologies make it possible to save even more by conducting a water balance assessment for each parcel of land.
Our vegetables are only grown and harvested in season. Freezing and canning techniques make it possible to enjoy them all year round. Our fresh lettuce is grown in the north during summer and in the south during winter to abide by nature’s cycles.
We use ABSOLUTELY ALL vegetables that have been harvested.
100% of harvested vegetables are used. None of our vegetables are thrown away. For example, a bean that is not the right size may be used in another recipe. Even green bean stalks are used for compost, to feed animals, or for methanation to produce energy.
We donate products like canned foods that have been slightly dented but are still usable to help fight against food waste. Our factories donate the surplus from their daily activities as well as products nearing their expiration dates to local associations.
More energy-efficient factories
Water consumption in our factories has gone down 16% over 10 years. How? It’s due to our daily involvement and investment in this issue. We now have stopcocks, water meters, new machines that use less water, and we reuse water We also raised awareness of the issue among our teams.
We are in the midst of an energy transition, with the proportion of energy from renewable sources increasing every year. In Hungry, Canada, and France, we are creating more partnerships and using equipment to promote the use of renewable energy.
We use short distances between the field and packaging of products so that they do not spoil in transit and to prepare them as quickly as possible after harvesting. It’s better for the environment and it’s the golden rule for preserving vitamins and freshness.