The food industry is highly dependent on biodiversity, so preserving biodiversity is an industry imperative. However, biodiversity is in an unprecedented global decline caused by five main factors significantly exacerbated by the food industry:
- changes in how land is used;
- water, soil and air pollution and the resulting reduction in water quality;
- direct exploitation of certain organisms;
- climate change;
- the spread of invasive alien species. Carrefour has a responsibility to preserve biodiversity and is involved in several initiatives to limit both its own impact and that of other links in its value chain. Furthermore, consumer behaviour is at a turning point. Consumer expectations are constantly changing: they want more information, better quality products and greater transparency, and rightly so.
As a key player in the food industry, Carrefour has a role to play in preserving biodiversity. Consumer behaviour is at a turning point, and their expectations are constantly changing. They want more information, better quality products and greater transparency, and rightly so.
Carrefour has therefore set a goal to provide its customers with food, products and services that respect biodiversity. While actions can be taken at the level of Carrefour’s sites and operations, solutions that promote biodiversity must also be developed collectively throughout the supply and production chains with all stakeholders. Carrefour therefore takes action to protect biodiversity in its activities and operations, as well as upstream, in partnership with its suppliers, and downstream with its customers.