The logic of the collective has always been our raison d'être and our driving force for anticipating changes, defending our values and meeting challenges.

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Cristal Union is continuing its development with a new Management Committee

Cristal Union, the cooperative group which is amongst the top European producers of sugar, alcohol and bioethanol, with a turnover of €1.7 billion in 2021, has announced three appointments to the top roles on its Management Committee, starting from January 2022.
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Cristal Union has published its CSR report for 2020/21

This year, our CSR report highlighted the strength of our cooperative model and the relevance of our strategy which combines performance and sustainability.
At Cristal Union, collective logic has always been our raison d'être and our driving force to anticipate changes, defend our values and meet challenges. Proud to be a cooperative, we know that our union gives rise to our success: that of ever more responsible agricultural, industrial and commercial expertise.
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Cristal Union is gearing up to be the industry leader in decarbonization by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030

This commitment has been recognized and rewarded by the France Relance recovery plan
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A group of men and women committed to producing the best

The logic of the collective has always been our raison d'être and our driving force for anticipating changes, defending our values and meeting challenges.

At Cristal Union, it is the democratic framework that guides our actions. Everyone has a role to play and takes a general interest in the cooperative. Olivier de Bohan CEO of the Cristal Union Group
Governance and cooperative model

Agricultural and industrial performance, sustainability

Our operations

Sugar

As the cooperative's longest-running operation, sugar production represents nearly two-thirds of Cristal Union's revenue. The Group's 8 sugar factories convert sugar beets grown by cooperative members into sugar destined for large retailers and industrial applications.
Sugar

Alcohol

The product of fermentation and distillation of agricultural raw materials, ethyl alcohol is produced from sugar beets, whole wheat and wine substrates. Our industrial facility fitted with the latest technology allows us to offer a very wide range and high-quality products.
Alcohol

Bioethanol

With its ethanol production operations and use of ethanol as a biofuel, Cristal Union is fully engaged in the future of the European energy market. Ethanol is part of the composition of E10 and E85.
Bioethanol

Animal feed

The by-products from the sugar production process (sugar beet pulp) and distilleries (wheat biomass), as well as harvested alfalfa are processed in the dehydration units. Processed granulates ads energy and protein to animal feed.
Animal feed