STEF's CSR actions rewarded
In 2020, for the fourth consecutive year, the Group obtained the "Gold" level of evaluation. This places it in the Top 1% of the most virtuous companies in its sector in terms of practices related to the environment, social, ethical and responsible purchasing. This result rewards all the projects carried out by our teams in the countries where we operate.
The year 2019 will have enabled progress to be made on the Group's entire extra-financial roadmap.
With regard to our social and community commitments, a new internal training campus for technical professions has been set up. The Quality of Life at Work approach was reinforced by the launch of an enriched tutoring program for employees' children. A partnership was signed with the FACE foundation to help young people enter the world of work. Support for the integration of disabled people into the company was renewed, as was the partnership with Restaurants du Cœur.
On environmental aspects, STEF continued its efforts to control water and energy consumption as part of its ISO 50001 certification and to reduce CO2 emissions with its ADEME label "Objectives CO2 - Eco-responsible transport". We are also committed to a policy of intelligent management of cold production with the creation of a dedicated subsidiary.
The requirements of our customers have been reinforced over time, the EcoVadis gold level attests the seriousness of our CSR policies and practices with them.
CSR at the heart of STEF's strategy
STEF's mission is to create a sustainable link between the worlds of production and consumption of agri-food products, through a harmonious economic and social approach conducted with respect for the major environmental balances.
Since its creation, the group has been aware of its role and obligations. Our CSR approach, initiated more than 15 years ago, is an essential driving force in responding effectively to changes in our sector. The commitments and progress we have made in the social, societal and environmental fields now position us as a company committed to all stakeholders in the agri-food chain.
EcoVadis, an international reference label
The EcoVadis agency rates more than 65,000 companies worldwide. Its evaluation focuses on 4 themes: Environment, Social & Human Rights, Ethics and Responsible Purchasing. It is based on a questionnaire specific to the company and its sector of activity, a watch of the sector, public information of the company and an analysis by experts. The evaluation criteria are drawn from international CSR standards, such as the principles of the Global Compact, the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the ISO 26000 standard and the CERES principles.