Our Commitments

Lesaffre has been committed to working with nature to build
a healthier future for 170 years.

Beyond the growth of the Group, our aim has always been to contribute to better nourish and protect the planet. To deliver on that, we take action with concrete actions, both nationally and internationally.

of the water consumed in our manufacturing processes is returned to nature
Lesaffre employees are involved in the charity actions of the echo program in 2023
of our sites are certified GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative)
behavior based safety visits (BBS) are conducted at our sites every year

An integral part of Lesaffre strategy,
our CSR commitments are structured around 3 pillars.


We care about

Humans are at the heart of our activities. Respect, trust, and safety guide our relationships with our employees and all the other players in our environment.

In addition, being based in more than 50 countries enables us to be close to local communities to better target our charitable actions through the ECHO program.

We care about <br><b>people</b>

Our activities are sustainable by nature

Being a key global player in fermentation for more than a century, we work to find ever more relevant answers to the needs of food, health, naturalness and respect for our environment.

Our activities are indeed dedicated to better nourish and protect the planet.

Our activities are <b>sustainable</b> by nature

We care about the environment

Our activities are part of an obvious eco-system. We participate in the transition to sustainable agriculture.

We produce with the will to reduce our impact on the environment: energy savings, treatment of our wastewater, reduction or reconversion of our waste.

We care about the <b>environment</b>

CSR Challenges

We are committed to carrying out our activities with respect of the planet, local populations and local territories, while remaining economically profitable.

Extra Financial Performance Report (EFPR)

Lesaffre awards EcoVadis silver medal

Lesaffre continues on its path towards a more sustainable future and has been rewarded with an EcoVadis silver medal in 2023.

As part of our commitment to our company, our 11,000 employees and the environment, we carried out a in-depth assessment of our CSR practices with the help of EcoVadis, the reference world of CSR ratings for companies.

Thanks to the work of our collaborators, we achieved a score of 59/100 (+14 compared to 2022!), which places us in the top 20% of companies evaluated worldwide.

The CSR AWARDS an event dedicated to CSR

All Group entities are invited to participate in this event by sharing their good CSR practices.

This internal challenge has several objectives:

  • Sharing in order to progress together more quickly
  • Raising awareness among our employees about CSR, its challenges and our means of action.

Created in 2014, the CSR AWARDS are now a real tool for us to promote our CSR commitments internally.