- A Cooperative and a Group
- Working for agricultural progress
- Acting responsibly
To develop both in France and internationally, Limagrain conducts its activities responsibly, respecting all the players in its environment, whether this be the women and men in its organization, its shareholders, its customers or its suppliers, without forgetting the associative and political authorities as well as the end-users and civil society.
These Ethical Principles and this Code of Conduct are part of the scope of several international texts of which Limagrain shares the principles:
Limagrain has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact since December 2013. It undertakes to promote and comply with the main principles of Human Rights within its teams throughout the Group and within its sphere of influence, as well is ensuring it is not complicit in any violations.
Limagrain is aware that child labor in certain geographical areas in India is a reality. This fact is unacceptable. In collaboration with local stakeholders (authorities, NGOs, etc.), we have been fighting relentlessly to eradicate child labor. Ever since Limagrain has had a subsidiary in India, we have made the fight against any use of child labor by our subcontractors a priority. Even though child labor is clearly prohibited in the Group’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct, actions are undertaken daily to go a step further.
Since 2012 and the beginning of its vegetable seeds activities, HM.CLAUSE India has increased the number of measures using a continuous progress approach. As part of its specific CSR program, our subsidiary has deployed a complete procedure that aims to abolish child labor in India, called “Child Labor Awareness Program” (CLAP), based on several pillars.
At all of our Limagrain sites, we guarantee that there is no child labor. No child works at any of our organizations located in India.
Rigorous actions to monitor our subcontractor growers are regularly conducted, and focus on 3 areas: