Our Commitments

Lesaffre has been committed to working with nature to build
a healthier future for more than 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
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.


Caring for
women and men

Health and Safety improving the safety culture in striving  toward zero accidents.

Training, development and work environment fostering employee commitment by developing their carreers within a safe and inclusive working environment. 

Caring for <br><b>women and men</b>

Producing and maintaining responsible relationships with our partners in a sustainable way

Products, services and eco-design guaranteering the food safety of our products while improving their circularity.

Business ethics maintaining ethical business relationships with all stakeholders.

Responsible purchasing buying sustainable products and services from responsible suppliers.

Producing and maintaining responsible relationships with our partners in a <b>sustainable</b> way

Respecting our environment

Sustainable agriculture and biodiversity playing an active role in the transition of farming practices by developing solutions with a positive impact.

Climate change reducing the carbon footprint of our value chain.

Water and marine resources reducing our water consumption by focusing on reducing groundwater extraction.

Waste pollution and management and circular economy reducing pollution & promoting the circular economy.

Respecting our <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.

Contribute to everyone's future

If you’re passionate about what you do and ready to join a responsible company, know that together we can change the world.