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A Message from our CEO

Our mission at Bonduelle Fresh Americas is to create a better future through plant-based foods. This mission is especially important now given the number of environmental and social challenges we face – climate change, resource scarcity, social inequality, rapidly changing regulations and more. At Bonduelle, we have a responsibility to help find solutions to these problems through our business practices, products, people and community impacts. Our business relies on the environment to deliver high quality, healthy and plant-based foods, so we must protect and preserve it to be successful in the long-term. And, perhaps more importantly, we know it is the right thing to do. Nature truly is our future.

To deliver on our mission, we have developed a long-term strategy for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Over the past year, we made significant strides to understand where we were when it came to sustainability – what our strengths and weaknesses were; what was important to our stakeholders; and where we were poised to make the greatest impact to our planet and society. We challenged ourselves to set ambitious yet realistic goals, and we are proud of where we landed.

We are excited to now publicly share our 2025 CSR aspirations, and invite everyone to be part of this journey with us. We know we can’t go it alone – our growers, suppliers, customers, consumers, local communities and many others play a critical role in helping us reach our targets. We are firmly committed to meeting these goals, and look forward to the work ahead, collaborating with our stakeholders, and celebrating our successes.

Mary Thompson CEO

Mary Thompson

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Our Strategy

Our Objectives

Prior to formulating our CSR strategy, our organization aligned on five key objectives that form the foundation of our future efforts:

Our Goals

Click here for the full list of our 2025 commitments.

Why These Goals?

When we started our strategic planning, we knew there were countless issues to consider and rank before setting goals. There were our overarching CSR objectives, global megatrends, industry-related issues and broader stakeholder concerns. This is why we started the process with a materiality assessment: to help evaluate the risks, opportunities and impacts, and focus our attention on the topics that mattered most.

BFA adopted the following materiality assessment approach:

  1. In-depth research and competitive benchmarking to identify the full range of issues affecting our business. This included the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) materiality map, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), B Lab’s B Impact Assessment Tool, corporate peers and industry leaders in CSR.
  2. Surveys, one-on-one consultations, conferences and supplemental research to understand the priorities of our broader stakeholder groups, including: our global leadership team, our U.S. executive team and top managers, growers, customers, regulators, suppliers and consumers.
  3. Creation of a materiality matrix using our qualitative and quantitative results to visualize where there was the most intersection between our business and stakeholder needs.
  4. An executive review and alignment on priorities to begin establishing SMART goals through 2025.

Click here for the full list of our material issues.

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