our purpose

At AFYREN, we are convinced that the sustainability of our planet and our lifestyles lies in the necessary reduction of the ecological footprint of humanity. This conviction has been reflected in our business plan since its origins. On the one hand, because our biosourced solutions make it possible to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels of many everyday consumer products. On the other hand, because we fully enroll our activities in a circular economy logic, using co-products from organic raw materials as raw materials, but also aiming for zero industrial waste in our production. In this way, we are helping to pave the way for the industry of tomorrow by adopting the most virtuous social and environmental practices to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The purpose chosen and defined by AFYREN is to enable low-carbon, circular industry by providing biobased solutions built with our partners to benefit environment. It is the result of a reflection undertaken over several months and of consultation work with employees and external stakeholders, carried out in order to define AFYREN’s development course.

Our sustainability key topics

To ensure that the group's CSR commitments and ambitions are in line with the main impacts of its activity and the expectations of its stakeholders, AFYREN has carried out a consultation with its internal and external stakeholders. This materiality analysis led to the prioritization of 17 CSR topics divided into 5 categories: issues related to products, to production/distribution, to the sectors and territories, to employees and to governance.

OUR COMMITMENTS

Following this materiality analysis, 3 pillars of commitment, associated with 9 measurable objectives, have been defined to support the embodiment of AFYREN's purpose in its day-to-day operations. These axes constitute AFYREN's CSR compass for the years to come. In order to give them an operational and measurable dimension, 9 major objectives have already been defined. AFYREN's CSR performance has been evaluated by the extrafinancial rating agency Ethifinance, with a score of 66/100 for its activities in 2021. An "Advanced +" level that is clearly higher (+ 33 pts) than what is observed for comparable companies.

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Provide sustainable,
high-performance,
biobased solutions

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2

Enable a low carbon, circular
and responsible industry

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3

An ecosystem of partners building
for the environment

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contribution to the SDGs

The AFYREN business model also contributes to the achievement of several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Products of vegetable origin only, which do not compete with human food

A safe process and healthy products

Competitive solution and a strong territorial contribution

Breakthrough innovation based on green chemistry

A zero waste concept and a business model based on a ressource circularity

Low carbon solution that reduce dependence on petroleum

Biobased, natural products, respectful of biodiversity