Societal commitment, at the heart of our mandate


Nutriset Group, with its mandate Fight against malnutrition, its commitment to support vulnerable populations, and its family-owned business model, has naturally embodied a responsible, sustainable, and positive approach since its creation in 1986, in driving its activities in France and all the countries where it operates.

Within the Group, we believe that a company’s purpose is not only to generate profits: the company must be useful to society and meet a material need (what it does), be responsible towards its ecosystem (how it does it), and contribute to the common good.

Thus, our societal commitment is part of a systemic approach where impacts, actors, and mechanisms specific to our ecosystem are taken into account and integrated.


And this is what drives us every day.

Being useful to society

  • By designing nutritional solutions that meet the needs of vulnerable people
  • By contributing to the development of health policies through public-private partnerships

Taking responsibility for the positive management of our ecosystem

  • By reducing our environmental footprint
  • By ensuring employment, integrity, and the well-being of our employees
  • By implementing a policy of responsible purchasing policy and advocating for an ethical business model
  • By supporting sustainable agro-industry in program countries

Climate change being as one of the major factors of food insecurity and the increase in poverty of the most vulnerable populations, the Group’s Board of Directors approved at the end of 2022 the integration of the fight against climate change into our mandate Fight against malnutrition. Committed for about fifteen years to reducing our environmental footprint, we are currently developing a decarbonisation trajectory aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Contributing directly to the common good

  • By initiating and supporting knowledge acquisition procedures for a better understanding of populations affected by nutrition/malnutrition issues
  • By driving philanthropic and partnership initiatives, aimed at promoting health through nutrition for vulnerable groups

Communication on Progress (CoP)

To formalise our commitment, we joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2020. As the largest international CSR initiative, the Global Compact provides a universal and voluntary framework for engagement, structured around 10 fundamental principles focusing on 4 themes

Human rights

International labour standards



In direct connection with the 2030 Agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Compact invites its signatories to communicate annually and transparently about their progress on these themes

Nutriset Group, a contributor to the SDGs

As early as 2017, the Global Nutrition Report established the key role that nutrition plays in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All of the SDGs can be brought  together into five areas for development which nutrition can contribute to, and in turn, benefit from:


  • Sustainable Food Production: More sustainable diets could make a significant difference to climate change, biodiversity and our waters. Food production uses 70% of the world’s freshwater supply, agriculture produces 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and livestock uses 70% of agricultural land;


  • Infrastructure Systems: Improved nutrition supports ‘grey matter infrastructure’: healthy people with the knowledge, ability and energy to drive economic development and build the future. Good nutrition gives people more labour and mental capacity, offering a $16 return for every $1 invested;


  • Health Systems: Undernutrition leads to 45% of all under-5 deaths. Improved nutrition reduces sickness and lowers death rates, and so reduces the burden on health systems;


  • Equity and Inclusion: Well-nourished children are 33% more likely to escape poverty, and each added centimetre of adult height correlates to an almost 5% increase in wage rates. Improved nutrition means better outcomes in education, employment and female empowerment, as well as reduced poverty and inequality;


  • Peace and Stability: Investing in food security and the fair distribution of natural resources is critical for both nutrition resilience and reduced fragility.


Concretely, we directly contribute to:

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Our goals:

  • Develop and scale up a range of products for the prevention of chronic malnutrition
  • Contribute to the establishment of public health policies in favor of prevention
  • Promote motor and cognitive development through the development of specific products and through an adapted service offer
  • Continuously finance more research, multiply partnerships, generate and share new knowledge through the establishment of a dedicated endowment fund for nutrition research

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Our goals:

  • Increase access to our existing products by optimizing their formulation and reducing their cost
  • Enhance global knowledge about beneficiaries and consumers
  • Develop new distribution systems

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Our goals:

  • Identify vulnerable populations for whom existing nutritional solutions are inadequate and propose new ones, especially for the elderly, people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, or those undergoing treatment (HIV, Cancer, etc.)
  • Maintain investments in studies and research that contribute to advancing knowledge on the nutrition of vulnerable populations

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Our goals:

  • Make products available for school canteens
  • Continuously train all the Group’s employees and promote access to degree-qualifying training
  • Raise awareness among all Group employees about good health through nutrition by implementing training dedicated to good dietary and nutritional practices

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Our goals:

  • Supporting gender equality within the Nutriset Group companies
  • Developing products that improve the nutritional status of young and adolescent girls and women

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Our goals:

  • Develop products and services that support WASH’Nutrition programs in:
    • Ensuring a stronger nutritional impact
    • Reducing the incidence of water-related diseases
    • Positively impacting cost-effectiveness of programs

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment, decent work for all

Our goals:

  • Develop employment and economic growth in our countries of operation
  • Enhance skills, access to training, and advantageous social coverage for all Group employees
  • Promote local agricultural sectors and the development of small-scale farming
  • Support the establishment of agri-food industries in developing countries

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive industrialization and foster innovation

Our goals:

  • Transfer of research capacities to developing countries
  • Implement an industrial property policy aimed at Southern economies

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Our goals:

  • Meet the needs of new urban residents
  • Establish short supply chains
  • Enhance the value of local raw materials

Strengthen the means of implementing and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development

Our goals:

  • Join initiatives with significant impact, both international and local, such as the UN Global Compact, N4G, GAIN, CEC, etc.

The SDGs allow us to participate in building
a fairer and more resilient world.

Thus, by implementing our mandate Fight against malnutrition, we are contributing modestly but directly to achieving all these goals.

Thanks to the established links with good nutrition for all, the impact of our actions becomes tangible; the SDGs are also an important advocacy tool to raise he voice of nutrition to authorities and our stakeholders


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