Preserve the Earth and the living things

Alongside our farmer members, we work with the land and the living while taking care of the resources. We develop environmentally friendly agriculture and production and processing activities. We take care of the quality of life of farm animals and the preservation of biodiversity.

Preserving natural resources

PréserverPreserving the quality and quantity of water resources

  • By reducing water consumption in our processing activities.

    Horizon 2025: 
    10% less water consumption per volume of finished product.
  • By improving processing and recycling of wastewater in our sites.

    What we do: 
    84% of wastewater from our sites is processed or pre-processed before outflow. 16% is pure water from the evaporation process in the milk industry or rinse water from apples and vegetables. This water is re-used for spray irrigating the fields.
  • By encouraging crop varieties that are the most resistant to water stress.

Fighting waste

  • By constantly increase the proportion of agricultural raw materials and co-products that we recover or recycle.

    Horizon 2025: 
    Towards zero waste eliminated.

  • What we do: 
    More than 90% of the waste and by-products from our sites are recovered for energy or agricultural use, or recycled into animal feed, green compst or specialized products.

Our CSR commitments

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Help fight climate change

Préserver climatReduce greenhouse gas emissions from our activities

- By reducing the energy consumption.

Horizon 2025: 
-10 % of site energy consumption.

Since 2016, we have reduced our gas and electricity consumption by nearly 3%.

- By reducing fuel consumption.

Since 2016, the mileage performance of our transpert fleets has increased by more than 4%.

- By reducing the impact of our products' packaging

In 2019, the "3R" packaging policy our our Fresh Produce division enabled us to reduce primary packaging by 336 tons ans to reuse 65 tons of recycled materials.

Help farmer members in the fight against climate change

- By supporting farmer members in carrying out carbon dyagnostics of their farm.

What we do:

Since 2011, more than 600 farmer members dairy farms have carried out a caron diagnostic, including more than 1000 CAP2ER diagnostics. In 2019, Agrial initiated carbon diagnostics on farms in its other sectors and is working to identify solutions to fight and adpat to climate change in agriculture.

- By testing and promoting solutions to reduce or capture greenhouse gases.

What we do: 

Agrial's Agricultural Expert department is testing cereal and crop varieties on more than 7,000 test microplots to identify those which best adapt to new climate conditions.

It offers precision farming solutions to reduce the use of nitrogen in crops, and ranges of fodder seeds and plant cover to protect soils and their nitrogen reserves.

- By offering advice to ouor farmer members on ow to reduce energy consumption on their farms and develop their renwable energy production installation projects.

- By offering our farmer members a collection and recycling service for their agricultural packaging waste, with the Adivalor network.

Respect life and biodiversity

Work with the farmer-members to establish the best breeding conditions for their animals

- By advising farmers in the choice of suitable technical itineraries and offering them alternative solutions or aid tools to reduce their consumption of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Horizon 2025: 
Double the sales of our Al'Terre Native range of alternative agricultural inputs.

What we did in 2018:

Sales of our Al'Terre Native range increased by 22% compared to 2018.

- 300 technicians, agronomic experts and veterinarians who are experimenting and deploying alternative techniques and sharing tools after farmer members  of Agrial.

- 100% of the plant varieties offered in the Co-operative's catalogue have characteristics of increased tolerance to diseases, bio-aggressors and water stress.

- 40,000 hectares supported by farming decision-making tools.

- 100% of farmland for lettuce and salads are LEAF certified. To discover LEAF, click here.

- 100% of orchards involved in "Qualité Nature Écusson", "Pomiculteurs engagés", organic or converting to organic.

Work with farmer members to ensure good husbandry practicies and improve the quality of life of farm animals

- By working with farmer members farms on the implementation of good practices in their trades.

- By ensuring that farming conditions that respect the 5 fundamental animal freedoms described by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are in place: absence of hunger, thirst or malnutrition, suffering, injury or illness, discomfort, fear or anxiety and the opportunity for the animal to express the normal behaviours of its species.

Horizon 2025: 
100% of the farms in our production organisations adhere to an interprofessional charter of good husbandry practices.

What we did in 2018:

- Dairy farms: 94% of farmers have signed the Best Farming Practice Charter with 1,402 monitiring visits in 2019.

- Goat farms: 99% of farmers comply with the Code Mutuel Caprin and 45% of farmers signed up the Soigon Best Practices Guide launched in 2018 (goal: 100% in 2021).

- Cattle breeding: 99% of farmer have signed up the Best Farming Practices Charter with 1,005 monitoring visits in 2019.

- Pigs farms: 100% of farmer signed up the Best Hygiene Practice Guide and 30% of farmers have integrated quality charters that include training and criteria for animal welfare (Label Rouge, Cristal, Cosme and EQC).

- Poultry farms: 100% of farmers have integrated quality charters that include animal welfare criteria (Label Rouge, CIPC, CIDEF).

- Eggs: 94% of farmers have integrated quality charter that include animal welfare criteria (Label Rouge,  Plein-Air or Organic).

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