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How we share value
The first energy generated by French agriculture that is 100% plant-based, renewable and traceable
From olives to the table
Avril becomes the third largest branded olive oil group in the world.
From animal nutrition to welfare
The Avril Group considers the needs of its consumers, clients and partner livestock farmers with the utmost attention
From Sofiprotéol to the French Farm
Sofiprotéol engages with the entreprises of the agrifood and agro-industry world
Editorial: We remain loyal to our undertakings
Interview with Arnaud Rousseau, Chairman of Avril Gestion, and Jean-Philippe Puig, Avril’s CEO
From grain to final products
Our mission : To create sustainable value in the vegetable oils and proteins sector, thus contributing to better food for humans and preservation of the planet.
A 35-year history,two complementary activities
In 35 years of history, Avril has become an industrial and financiel group gathering almost 7,500 employees, with two complementary and diversified activities at all levels in the chain.
A singular model needs original governance. In 2015, the Avril Group equipped itself with the legal status of a limited partnership with share capital (Société en Commandite par Actions, SCA) to preserve the long-term future of its founding principles.
New consumer demands
A RAPIDLY-CHANGING PICTURE
Consumers are now increasingly inclined to adopt sustainable consumption modes and are developing greater awareness to the environment and farming practices. These expectations are expressed in a variety of ways: healthy, natural or organic products of national or even local origin that will not harm health or the planet and will respect animal welfare, etc.
The demographic challenge
10 BILLION INHABITANTS BY 2050
This is the primary component of global food issues and account must be taken of a dual evolution: economic development and growing urbanization of the middle classes, notably in Asia and Africa.
Agriculture as a regional bond
RURAL AREAS SEEING A LOSS OF GROWTH
In France, the decline of periurban and rural areas in recent years has resulted in the disappearance of public services, small retailers, banks, public transport and hospitals, etc. In parallel, agriculture has continued to suffer: a sustained downturn in the number of farms, aging of the population and a drop in income levels.
The climate challenge
RESPONSIBILITIES OF COMPANIES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
The urgency of the situation requires widespread mobilization, notably by the towns and companies that possess certain levers to slow the warming of our planet. Agriculture, industry and transport contribute to climate change and to the solutions that can be implemented to limit it, and these are three sectors where Avril is an active operator.
Uncertainty and volatility
A NEW WORKING FRAMEWORK
Summarized by the acronym VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity), a concept inherited from the US Army, the world at present is characterized by perpetual change and particularly its growing unpredictability.
A strategy responding to the demands of our customers and consumers
1 - Preparing the future
Innovating to respond to consumer demands and to the needs of farmers by providing them with solutions.
2 - Developing specialties
Reinforcing activities with high added value and international growth potential.
3 - Reducing exposure to risk
Gaining in industrial and environmental performance, securing commodity activities so that they become profitable and sustainable.
4 - Pursuing our transformation
Completing the administrative and human consolidation of the Group, modernizing its industrial facilities and measuring its progress.
Deciphering the financial and extra-financial year
After two difficult years and a first quarter 2018 still affected by an adverse context, Avril’s situation recovered markedly in the second half of 2018.
KEY CSR INDICATORS 2018
Indicator tables of the Sustainable development frame for the year 2018
Financial information tables for the year 2018