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Bonduelle reduces environmental impact resulting from the transportation of its products

4. Environment

Sustainable mobility


The Bonduelle group, for whom innovation and long-term vision is paramount, is diversifying its activities and geographical bases. Its vegetables, grown on over 128,000 hectares, are sold in 100 countries in all forms, under a variety of brands, in all distribution circuits and using a variety of technologies: canned, frozen and fresh and ready to eat.
Transport is a strategic element for Bonduelle: thousands of tonnes of products are carried from farms to factories and then from factories to distribution circuits.


  • Measure transport-related CO2 emissions in order to act better
  • Develop road-rail flows
  • Pool and optimise freight


MeasurementThe CO2 emissions measuring programme launched in 2008 has been extended to all inter-site flows (factories and logistic platforms) and deliveries to customers, in all European countries and Russia, and to exports. Development of road-rail transport flowsBonduelle has increased its efforts to find alternatives to transporting its products by road. For example, the Fresh Business Unit received a CO2 emissions saving certificate for setting up a road-rail system to transport salad from Murcia (Spain) to St Mihiel (France).64,000 tonnes of goods were carried in this way in 2013-2014.  Optimising transportTo reduce the number of lorries on the roads, Bonduelle launched a working group with McDonald’s France and its logistics partner to optimise transport flows. Increasing tonnageBonduelle is developing 44-tonne loads, recently authorised in France (instead of 40 tonnes), with its two main providers, to adapt this change to nearly all inter-site flows within France, thus reducing traffic by more than 230 lorries, or the equivalent of around 17,000 km. Best Practice spotted by World Forum for a Responsible Economy in 2012 and updated in 2015.


  • Reduction of CO2 emissions and transport costs
  • Logistics optimisation


  • CO2 emissions reduced by 4,800 tonnes by developing the road-rail mode for inter-site transport, distribution and upstream agricultural production of vegetables in Europe and Russia.
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