Make people live off
the Land sustainably

Testimonial: Stéphan Arino

Director Global Quality & Sustainable Development of E. LECLERC- ACDLec

For more than 60 years, E.Leclerc pursues an objective: democratising consumption and granting the greatest number of people access to all products and services.

What is the commitment E.Leclerc on sustainable development?

Since its creation, l’Enseigne E.Leclerc has taken innovative acctions to protect the enviroment and to promote the sustainable development:

  • The elimination of plastic bags.
  • The Contrats of Enviromental Progress encouraging the supplier to engage with the energy and water economies.
  • The proyet Zéro Prospectus for 2020 which expects to eliminate the use of paper leaflets.
  • The biofuels development as an alternative to fossil fuels in the transport sector.
  • The operation « Nettoyons la Nature » that already in its 15th years, brings towether volunteers to collect the waste from forests, neighborhoods, beaches...
  • The approach Conso Responsable which proposes that consumers act, through the act of pourchase, for the world beneficts.

In addition, for several years, members of the Movement E.Leclerc have created the so-colled Local Allianceswith local producers to take care of the consumer throughclose relations:

  • A local product (the producer is located at a distance less than 50 km from the store).
  • Guaranteed traceability.
  • A good income for the producers.
  • Better value for money.

From Local Alliances a true "Winer-Winer" system is bron.

How do you join AVSF collaboration in your actions on sustainable development?

Consistent with its first commitment to allow the largest number of consumers having access to quality products at affordable prices, E.Leclerc is naturally close to AVSF to encourage, in a developing country, a system in which all actors of the food chain come out as winners. Thus E.Leclerc collaborates with AVSF to defend part of an agricultural development project in Ecuador, in order to help 400 smallholder farmers, half of which are women, to comercialise in local markets healthy products (fruits, legumes, livestock products) resulting of organic farming.