Avril has made a commitment to assist the organisation and development of the oils and proteins sectors via its investment and development company, Sofiprotéol.
Sofiprotéol's long-term commitment
An investment and development company and a subsidiary of the Avril Group, Sofiprotéol is mainly dedicated to the oils and proteins sector. Its role is to support the creation of companies, as well as development and innovation, from upstream agricultural production to the consumer. It makes long-term commitments in the form of loans and the acquisition of minority stakes.
Financing assistance for the sectors
As an agricultural fund manager, Sofiprotéol's mission is to assist all players in the oils and proteins sector and thus help to strengthen every link in the chain. Investment decisions are taken by commitment committees representing the interests of the various sector stakeholders. Sofiprotéol also assists around 100 companies, representing 80,000 jobs.
Socially responsible investment
Sofiprotéol's commitment is expressed through its code of conduct:
- To assist projects of all sizes and finance all branches in the sectors, without exception.
- To assess projects in light of their societal qualities, using a number of criteria based on non-financial analysis, in line with the Group's sustainable development policy.
- To finance innovation without insisting on short-term profitability, thus enabling the agricultural world to prepare for the future.
- To reinvest the lion's share of its profits in the oils and proteins sector or in closely-related farming sectors.