Our foundation of credibility

Ethics

Indicatros: Ethics

We are committed to ensuring our Group achieves its performance in a sound and fair manner, and operates in compliance with the law and national and international regulations. This is vital for the continued success of our businesses.

Our Code of Conduct lays down a set of rules and standards that determine the way we do business, whatever our role, together with clear commitments that everyone can follow.

In late 2019, the ethics committee upgraded the whistle-blowing procedures: in March 2020, the new internal whistle-blowing management system was launched, enabling any VIVESCIA Group staff member with access to a computer to flag an ethics issue in complete confidentiality.


 

Greenhouse gases

Indicatros: Greenhouse gases

Our action plans for reducing scope 3 emissions

Our innovation and agronomy teams are working hard to meet the challenge of climate change and GHG reduction, leveraging two complementary aspects: the reduction of GHG emissions and carbon sequestration.

In 2019, the VIVESCIA cooperative and Malteurop launched a first experiment in partnership with Heineken on the cultivation of low-carbon barley, i.e. varieties that have a lower carbon footprint than standard varieties. The aim is to measure GHG emissions from the production of barley. More

See « Conservation farming »

Our plan for reducing the emissions under our direct responsibility (scopes 1 and 2)

A remote meter reading and energy consumption tool: makes it possible to monitor total consumption for each site and each business.

The cooperative is counting on its Grain & Inputs Logistics Performance Plan, launched in 2019, to reduce GHG emissions by optimising journeys and reducing inter-silo transport.
Agriliance begins in January 2021 an experiment  to run six trucks on Oleo100, a fuel developed by Avril Group which cuts GHG emissions by 60% compared to diesel and emits less particulate matter.
Malteurop continues to work to optimise its energy consumption. Installing new equipment to boost energy efficiency is just one of the initiatives the company has rolled out to its maltings across the world.

Scope 1 & 2 emissions: direct emissions generated by the use of fossil fuel combustion on our sites or fuel in our vehicles, fugitive emissions caused by refrigerant leaks and upstream emissions generated in transforming the energy we buy (electricity, steam, and heat).
Scope 3 emissions: all other indirect emissions linked to our business activities, from the agricultural stage through to end-of life treatment for the products we sell.

Human resources – Talent & skills

Indicatros: Human resources – Talent & skills

Each year, every employee has at least two one-on-one meetings with their manager: one focusing on performance, and the other focusing on career development. All staff members can talk to us about how they would like to progress and the training they need to achieve their goals at any stage in their career. The HR teams centralise these aspirations and put them together to write mobility forecasts and enrich annual training plans.

See « Mobility and career development »


 

Sustainable purchasing (excluding raw materials)

Indicatros: Sustainable purchasing (excluding raw materials)

This “sustainable purchasing” approach (excluding raw materials) mainly applies to suppliers with whom we have signed a framework agreement to ensure compliance with ethics and sustainability criteria.
We wrote a guide entitled “En route vers des achats responsables” (Towards sustainable purchasing) as a tool for employees. It lays out our goals and our purchasing process (expression of need, consultation, negotiation, supplier selection, payment, and monitoring).

Circular economy

Indicators: Circular economy

A practice that is intrinsically linked to agriculture: by optimising flows of agricultural materials, co-products from one production process can be used as raw materials in other production processes.
Malteurop, GMP and VIVESCIA Agriculture generate co-products (culms at Malteurop, wheat bran at GMP and grain offal at the cooperative). These are upcycled, for animal feed.
Adivalor oversees the collection and processing of agricultural waste. Several times a year, VIVESCIA and Sepac-Compagri sites are asked to centralise farmers’ waste so that it can be collected by Adivalor. This helps ensure agricultural waste is disposed of through recognised channels.