The mission of the Avril Group is to create sustainable value for the vegetable oils and proteins sectors, thus contributing to better foods for humans and preservation of the planet.
To translate this mission into practical actions, from the start the Group initiated a sustainable development strategy that could respond to the demands of its stakeholders such as farmers, the historic shareholders in the Group. This strategy is central to Avril’s activities and has been structured gradually around major commitments and specific objectives, under the logic of continuous improvement.
For each of its activities, Avril has thus defined indicators to measure their contribution to sectoral growth (added value and job creation, the use of raw materials sourced in France, etc.) and to the Group’s corporate social responsibility (food production, greenhouse gas emissions, development in emerging countries, etc.). For 13 key indicators shared throughout the Group, measurable targets have been defined to cover the period until 2020. Since 2012, these targets, and the 5 commitments to which they are attached, have constituted the foundations for the Group’s sustainable development strategy.
THE 5 Commitments OF AVRIL
Numerous companies have introduced virtuous initiatives that have enabled progress and change. These initiatives underline the close link between their growth and performance and how they take account of their environmental, societal and economic footprints.
Avril is a good illustration of sectoral agroindustrial development that can foster this shared dimension of company growth.