Non-Financial Performance Statement


Trends & vision

Food transition is a major social issue. With “consum’actors” in the quest of Better Food and trust, food is evolving towards a new model that is more responsible and more respectful of local cultures. Sustainable development and the digital revolution are transforming the agrifood chain and food retailing. SAVENCIA has the ambition of reinventing quality food meeting consumers’ new expectations: natural, good, healthy, practical and sustainable.

By reinforcing its competitiveness and innovation, and its CSR commitment towards its various stakeholders, the Group constantly adapts to risks of the environment, to raw materials volatility, to changes in its markets worldwide and in its customers whether in retail or in BtoB professionals.


Human resources


in 34 countries

58.3% of men
41.7% of women

Subsidiaries in close touch with their local environment

Environmental and societal resources

17,3 million m3 of water

2,151 GWh of energy

12,000 dairy farms supplying 4.2 billion liters of milk

Financial resources

The stability of a majority family shareholding

Control over Savencia Fromage & Dairy, a listed company with equity of € 1,464 million

Value creation

An international, independent family food group with a long-term perspective. With its strong values and its mission: LEADING THE WAY TO BETTER FOOD, the Group deploys a strategy of creating innovative and high quality products and brands. Groupe SAVENCIA manufactures and sells cheeses, specialty brands and products in retail and food service, as well as ingredients for industry. The Group relies on subsidiaries in close contact with their local markets as well as by the pooling of global expertises.

One Group, two entities: SAVENCIA Fromage & Dairy, a major player in milk processing, the number 5 global cheese manufacturer and number 2 in France, and SAVENCIA Gourmet, international player for sweet Premium Food Service, present in French retail stores with its strong deli and seafood brands.

Shared value

For people

Top Employer
Europe 2019

Payroll costs:
19.9% CA

74.3% of employees received training in 2019

387 apprenticeship contracts in 2019

For the Environment

Trend in greenhouse gas impact of milk collection:
- 217 000 T Eq CO2 entre 2010 et 2019

Energy consumption:
- 5.7% per manufactured ton between 2015 and 2019

For society at large and local communities

A new formula for evolution of the price for milk jointly developed with the farming community

Valrhona "Live Long" plan:
initiatives in favor of cocoa producers

Savencia has led retail revenue growth in France between 2016 and 2019 (source distributor panel)

A Group endowment fund

1.9% of net sales