Redan 1965, fanns vetskapen om behovet om bagarens krav, då Lesaffre utvecklade en forskning & utveckling (R&D) laboratorium. Lesaffre R&D’s mål är att förstå den biokemiska process som sker i brödet vid bakning och därefter välja de mikroorganismer som lämpar sig bäst till recept och processer.
Organic yeasts also have a key role to play in the world of taste and pleasure in food.
Lesaffre innovates by developing natural flavor molecules, yeast extracts that optimize nutritional, sensory and taste qualities, and alcohol fermentation solutions for makers of beers, wines and spirits.
Lesaffre has always been intent on serving the well-being of living things and helping to better feed and care for the global population, while protecting the environment.
Human health and nutrition, animal health and nutrition, and plant nutrition are all strategic development areas for our group.
In the field of biotechnologies, Lesaffre develops efficient cellular nutrients reserved for the creation of new molecules to benefit humans and animals.
In parallel, our group also helps to create yeast strains that are conducive to the development of 1st and 2nd generation bioethanol. In the interest of promoting a sustainable economy, our group is equally active alongside biosourced chemistry industries.
The environment accounts for 15% of our industrial spending and, each time we build a new factory, we dedicate 20% to 30% of our investments to environmental protection. Using recycling and co-product development in production, optimizing water consumption and encouraging energy savings are all actions that contribute to the preservation of our ecosystem. In the interest of respectfully integrating our business with the environment, Lesaffre employs scientific experts in developing by-products and reprocessing effluents.
Since its creation, Lesaffre has understood that its people are the lynchpin of its success and has been committed to fostering respect and fulfillment among its employees, throughout their time at the company. As a result, experience-sharing, dialogue, diversity and the encouragement of initiative are all characteristics of the group. And at our subsidiaries in China, Morocco, Argentina and elsewhere, Lesaffre again distinguishes itself through the many field initiatives that aim to improve the local populations’ standards of living. Lastly, our ethics strategy is an integral part of our culture, today taking the form of a behavioral charter that was the result of collective discussions and our responsible practice beliefs.
Ongoing, collaborative innovation
At Lesaffre, R&D is a key driver of our group’s success. Preparing for the future means adopting a proactive, collaborative, responsible attitude towards innovation, with full awareness of the stakes and real needs out in the field.
Close proximity to our clients
With our products currently sold in 180 countries, now more than ever we want to remain our clients’ local partner, wherever they may be.
Passing on knowledge to ensure a sustainable future
Since 1853, thousands of men and women have been building Lesaffre, each time passing on their expertise and passion for their work.