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.

At the heart of the challenges we face today and tomorrow, our 9,000 cooperative members are constantly adapting their agricultural practices to make them ever more sustainable.

With them, we are investing in R&D in order to determine the best means of exploiting the full potential of our raw material, sugar beet.

We are committed to combining our industrial performance with clear environmental choices.

After having achieved the energy transition of our sites, Cristal Union is gearing up to be the industry leader in decarbonization by aiming to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030.

Rooted in the heart of our regions and resolutely looking toward the future, we know that much is still to be invented. To do this, we will remain faithful to the roots that we hold so dear, and are counting on our partners to support us with our ambitious approach.

By being agile, we are proof that sustainability and performance go hand-in-hand! Two major successes this year are proof of this: production of alcohol for hydroalcohol gels increased ten-fold thanks to an adaptation carried out in record time at our factory facilities, along with the successful launch of the kraft paper packaging range for our Daddy brand.

A real commercial success, the move to soft kraft paper pouches is saving 10 million plastic bottles per year.

See the Cristal Union CSR Report 2021