Limagrain draws its strength from its co-operative roots. The Co-operative has the responsibility to provide an efficient and sustainable extension of its members’ farms. The co-operative spirit extends to scientific, industrial and commercial partnerships. This governance remains unprecedented among leading international seed companies.
Limagrain’s roots are anchored in Auvergne, the region where the Co-operative members live. From Auvergne, the Group has developed its international activities and its sustained investment in research. The Group’s core business, field seeds and then vegetable seeds, has been expanded to the offer of cereal products.
In 2050, in order to satisfy the needs of the planet’s nine billion inhabitants, all farmers will need to be mobilized to increase agricultural production by 70%, providing consumers with safe, healthy products, yet with limited arable land, while being more economical in their use of resources. Limagrain proposes novel seeds and cereal products, so that farmers can produce more and better sustainably.
Limagrain and its teams improve plants and seek out new opportunities for plant breeding by using the full potential of life sciences. The utilization of technology requires an acute sense of responsibility and pedagogy. Limagrain has adopted an approach of controlled progress in plant improvement, making it accessible to everyone.
Through its activities, Limagrain participates in the future of agriculture. Its commitments to sustainable agriculture meet the requirements of economic efficiency, social and territorial viability, and respect for the environment. This vision of sustainable development is based on Limagrain’s daily practices throughout the world.
As Limagrain, just like the rest of society, faces the challenges of food security and the responsible management of resources, the Group has elected to adopt a structured approach for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The company must demonstrate a great deal of agility to attract, keep and develop talent, but also adapt organizations. At the same time, with the growing need to develop social links and the rapid rise in digital applications, relations at work are changing. To accompany its development, Limagrain runs an audacious Human Resources policy.