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Avril Group

Avril Group is a diversified agribusiness with activities spanning grains and oilseeds, livestock, animal feed and consumer products. The group's finance and development arm, Sofiprotéol, was founded in the 1980s on the back of a local farmer initiative to develop production of oilseeds and protein crops. Avril Group operates 60 plants in France and 22 abroad, and partners with more than 26,000 livestock breeders and over 110,000 farmers.

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Governance and strategy

#1 2.5 /10 #191


#1 11.9 /30 #52


#1 2.5 /30 #173

Social inclusion

#1 7.7 /30 #113
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #44
Animal proteins #18
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #81

Segment ranking summary

Avril Group is active in three segments: agricultural products and commodities, animal proteins, and food and beverage processing. Relative to its peers, it can improve its commitments and reporting across all four measurement areas. Given its consumer-facing role, the company has an opportunity to step up its reporting across the nutrition measurement area on topics such as accessibility and affordability of healthy foods and responsible marketing. Similarly, the company is yet to report beyond the basic requirements on social issues such as child and forced labour, with no disclosure found on other issues such as paying a living wage.

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Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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Paris, France
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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