- A Cooperative and a Group
- Working for agricultural progress
- Acting responsibly
The Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct has been drawn up aimed at structuring the basic principles and undertakings with which the Group wishes to ensure compliance throughout its entities by all employees, irrespective of their business lines and countries.
In this context, the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct set out the various rules and regulations in force with which Limagrain employees must comply, whilst encouraging them to adopt an individual culture of questioning.
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: