Building a sound, long-term cooperative model
The agri-foods sector is undergoing a transformation: eating habits are changing, and along with them, so are customers’ expectations. At the same time, the deregulation of some markets constitutes a revolution to which Tereos must adapt. We are building a long-term strategy to address this. Our aim is to become a partner to trust for our customers, guaranteeing them the same standards of quality and reliability wherever they operate.
Supporting market changes
In an environment that is constantly subject to regulatory changes, Tereos has always been able to provide support and adapt to major developments, such as the ending of European sugar quotas. As the second-largest sugar producer in the world, Tereos has acquired the critical mass needed to remain competitive in an open market. At a very early stage, the Group recognized the importance of highlighting the complementary nature of its activities in traditionally segmented markets, as well as looking to maximize the value of its raw materials.
Cultivating excellence throughout the whole value chain
Seeking to take account of the interests of the entire sector, Tereos supports farmers, helping them produce more and produce better thanks to agronomic advice, to the choice of varieties and the promotion of new sustainable and competitive farming practices. On all its sites, Tereos is also putting into play ambitious projects for commercial, operational and industrial competitiveness.
Responding to economic and societal challenges through a circular economy model
Sustainable development and the circular economy are central to the Group’s performance, guaranteeing a sustainable, high-quality offering. Tereos’s production chain is part of a virtuous circle of processing, with approximately 99% of raw materials being processed. In addition, Tereos is committed to managing its resources in a responsible manner, with 55% renewable energy in its energy mix, for example. However, management of water, an essential resource for our activities, is at the heart of the cooperative’s concerns. By reusing the water that is naturally present in sugar beet, Tereos is now able to meet 90% of its water requirements in its sugar factories.