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“Showing that a sustainable approach and performance are compatible.”

The President’s Message

Jean-Marc Dublanc
Showing that a sustainable approach and performance are compatible

Aware of present and future economic, environmental, and social issues, and determined to serve as an exemplary global leader in the field, Adisseo has developed a growth strategy that is clearly in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Our raison d’être is to offer healthy, sustainable, affordable, and quality food to our planet.

A major actor in the food chain, Adisseo has adopted a sustainable and virtuous economic model that combines safety, performance, and general interest. In doing so we are constantly investing in order to develop our tools, products, and services, as well as our processes and systems in order to meet our stakeholders’ expectations, i.e. satisfying our customers, developing equal relations with all our partners, looking out for the wellbeing of our employees and ensuring the harmonious and respectful integration of the environmental impact of our activities on their host communities.

As a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange since 2015, we must consider both the requirement of presenting quantitative results every quarter as well as the implementation of an effective, long-term sustainable development policy.

Our priorities have been clearly set out and...

Our priorities have been clearly set out and shared: First of all, ensuring the safety of people – Adisseo employees as well as people outside the company – and goods, controlling the risks relating to our products’ manufacturing processes, and limiting the environmental impact of our activities.

In 2019, we achieved our best performance in terms of people’s safety in a perimeter that incorporates all our entities, including recently acquired companies. Development programmes relating to our safety culture have been implemented and are being strengthened. These results show that we are on the right track and that we must continue without any compromise in regards to compliance with safety rules and best practices in the field.

Similarly, major dramatic accidents which have occurred recently in companies in the chemical industry, remind us that we must remain alert at all times. Managing our activities with regards to the safety risks of our processes is not a choice, but one of primary responsibility.

Natural resource economics and the fight against climate change are also part of our priorities. The objectives we set out for a 20% reduction between 2015 and 2025 of the intensity of our water and energy consumption as well as our greenhouse gas emissions are about to be achieved and have even been exceeded in 2020. We are thus able to set out new, even more ambitious objectives.

Finally, a company cannot grow and develop without...

Finally, a company cannot grow and develop without the commitment and the strong involvement of its employees. In this field, our actions rely on everyone understanding and supporting the company’s strategy, on continuously training and improving our set of skills, on looking out for the wellbeing of individuals, on the development of work approaches and conditions that take into account their ideas and expectations, and on everyone sharing the company’s profits.

Our approach is pragmatic and well thought out. We do not believe it is realistic to become a role model in every domain in a single day. However, our objective is clear with regards to social and environmental issues, which we place at the heart of our strategy.

The idea that Adisseo has of its future and that of its employees is adopting and fostering a citizen-based approach to our work and working in a world that is more respectful of nature and the environment as well as more just and humane.

COMMITTED TO OUR STAKEHOLDERS

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Thanks to regular meetings, constant monitoring and transparent communication, Adisseo has developed and maintained long-term relationships of trust with all its stakeholders, whether employees, business partners, shareholders, authorities or members of the general public.

Adisseo welcomes its shareholders and Bluestar/ChemChina representatives

Adisseo lends particular importance to promoting its activities in full transparency. It regularly welcomes various stakeholders to its various sites. These occasions are an opportunity to showcase our activities, understand the expectations and needs of our stakeholders, and establish relationships of trust as well as a lasting dialogue.

In April, Dr Hao, President of Bluestar, accompanied by Mr. Wang, Director of Production & Operations and Mrs. Guo, Head of Production & Operations, were welcomed to the Commentry plant (France). This visit enabled them to discover the site and its activities, especially the production workshops and control rooms.

Bluestar representatives also enjoyed a presentation of the facilities, the approaches and procedures relating to safety and the protection of the site, and the construction project of the new water treatment plant, O’disseo.

Dr Hao expressed his satisfaction regarding the site’s management.

The Roches-Roussillon building enjoyed the visit of a delegation of representatives from the Board of Directors of the ChemChina group and the General Management of Bluestar.

After a general presentation of Adisseo and its industrial operations in France, participants discussed Adisseo Group’s activities, safety and sustainable development issues as well as certain strategic projects.

The day ended with a visit of the plant.

The Adisseo Nanjing plant and the Syngenta plant in Nantong were identified by the ChemChina group as references in terms of safety. The Nanjing plant welcomed 35 representatives from ChemChina New Materials Company’s Hygiene, Safety & Environment (HSE) committee in December 2019.

This visit aimed to showcase and spotlight Adisseo’s management system and good practices in terms of HSE for the members of the ChemChina delegation.

OTIF, a key indicator of supply chain performance

On Time In Full (OTIF) is an important customer satisfaction index which measures the frequency at which customers receive their order at the requested date and in the expected quantity. In 2019, aside from the implementation of several improvement measures, significant work was done for the reliability of the index.

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> Customer satisfaction indicator, OTIF (On Time In Full), stabilised at a high value.

Adisseo signs a new aquaculture contract with Shenglong

Shenglong is an industrialist specialised in aquaculture which has experienced strong growth in Vietnam, producing food for shrimp, freshwater, and saltwater fish with a production rate of 300,000 tons per year.

After a few conclusive tests with Rhodimet® AT88 liquid methionine, Shenglong finally agreed to work with Adisseo. The partnership was made official on 28 July 2019, during the inauguration ceremony of Shenglong’s second plant in Long-An province in the south of Vietnam.

More than 700 guests were present at the event, including distributors of aquaculture feeds, major fish farm owners, shrimp integrators, institutional representatives, a few select partners and suppliers, and Adisseo.

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Certified activities

To meet the expectations of their stakeholders, economic and social partners, Adisseo’s main production sites – Roches-Roussillon (France), Commentry (France), Burgos (Spain) and Nanjing (China) – have been ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and health & safety FAMI-QS certified.

These standards (and measures of trust) guarantee our commitment to a continuous improvement system and our expertise in terms of quality management, people safety, environmental protection, and management of health risks. The same goes for all our research and development centres with regards to QHSE fields. The same teams are working on the certification of the ISO 45001 standard.

ASFACYL visits the Burgos plant

In October 2019 Adisseo Spain welcomed the annual meeting of the Feed Compound Manufacturers Association of Castilla y Léon (ASFACYL) and the Spanish Feed Manufacturers Confederation (CESFAC).
The participants, hailing from all over Spain, were able to visit the facilities of the Burgos site in the presence of Mr. Baudilio Fernandez-Mardomingo, the administrative regional delegate. The event was organized in collaboration with Indukern, our privileged business distributor in Spain.

Adisseo surveys its customers

This year Adisseo carried out a customer satisfaction survey among 2000 customers throughout the world. The result is excellent since the company obtained a satisfaction rating of 92%. This was possible thanks to the involvement of all of Adisseo’s employees, and reflects the “Customer Focus” program which places the customer at the heart of its strategy and activities.

The main strong points identified in the survey are customer service, after sales service, product quality and Adisseo’s staff.

This survey is an invaluable tool for Adisseo to improve and anticipate its customers’ future needs.

10 %

satisfaction
rating

Survey of 2000 customers
across the globe

The Minister of Economy and Finance meets Adisseo in Beijing

In January 2020 Mr. Hao Zhigang, President of Bluestar, met the French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, in Beijing. This visit took place as part of the development of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, a major project initiated by China which aims to enhance connectivity and cooperation in the Eurasian region, mainly through ambitious infrastructure and business agreements.

Thanks to the support of senior officials of both countries, Adisseo, a major entity of the Bluestar Group, has enjoyed great acceleration opportunities for its international development.

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Collaborating and sharing expertise with customers

Adisseo regularly organizes seminars and conferences in order to better understand the needs of its customers and share its expertise in terms of animal feed. Thanks to the intervention of experts, nutritionists, trainers and technical and business managers, these events help enhance the value of Adisseo’s products and services and provide information as well as tangible applications for their use.

BRAZIL

Adisseo organized a two-day training session with its customers, poultry feed integrators Pluma Agrovicola and Bello Alimentos in Cascavel. The content of the session addressed technical aspects of management and motivation.

Altogether, 24 employees from the production, nutrition and quality teams took part. These two companies consider Adisseo a privileged partner, capable of providing technical support and consulting services for the development of their activities.

INDONESIA

Adisseo Indonesia organized a presentation on the management of mycotoxins in collaboration with its business partner, PT. Kalbe Farma Animal Health Division.

Two seminars were held in August 2019 in Surabaya and Jakarta, which gathered together about 50 animal feed experts. During the talks, the R-Biopharm test kit (a quick test device to detect the presence of mycotoxins in raw materials) was unveiled. The Mycoman application which helps to precisely dose anti-mycotoxin products was also unveiled.

FRANCE

At the end of June 2019, Adisseo welcomed customers from the Maghreb for the “Mycogut” program, a training event dedicated to poultry that includes practical and theoretical sessions designed for industry professionals.

Topics relating to poultry health as well as issues relating to the optimisation of breeding performances without antibiotics were addressed.

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MEXICO

A seminar was held that gathered experts in the dairy, poultry and swine sectors in Mexico, Central America, the United States and Europe.

Several talks took place, including a presentation by partner Rabobank on the production of proteins in the world and in Mexico and a presentation of Adisseo’s vision and future R&D projects.

This event was greatly appreciated by customers and prospects, all animal feed professionals.

Customers at the heart of our organization

For its “Customer Focus” program Adisseo opened its plants and research centres to customers and business partners. These meetings help enhance the company’s know-how, as well as its research and production tools. It is also an opportunity to strengthen partnerships in order to develop solutions suited to their needs together.

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SINGAPORE

Adisseo welcomed its customer New Hope at its offices in Singapore.

This visit was an opportunity to showcase the company and its animal feed expertise and to evoke ways of strengthening their collaboration, since Adisseo has the ambition to contribute to the expansion of New Hope in the years to come.

COMMENTRY

SKM, a key customer in the south of India, visited the facilities in Commentry (France).

The objective of this meeting was to see the research centres on site (Expertise and Nutrition Research centres [CERN and CARAT]) in order to better grasp Adisseo’s R&D capacities in terms of animal feed. Hence, Adisseo was able to enhance the value of its products and better inform SKM about their use.

This visit helped reinforce business relations with SKM, one of the main animal feed players in India.

NANJING

More than 30 key customers and business partners in the Asia Pacific region were invited to Adisseo’s plant in Nanjing, China, including Cargill, JAPFA, Chamfre, Chung Ang Livestock Feed, Hyundai Feed, Heung Sung Feed, New Panay Agri-ventures and Everlast.

During the event customers were able to visit the facilities and address market prospects for methionine and the effective production of animal feeds. Participants also had an overall view of the quality control systems, ensuring the reliability of Adisseo’s products, and their role in terms of environmental sustainability.

Visitors were impressed with Adisseo’s expertise and commitment in terms of sustainable development.

BURGOS

The Burgos plant (Spain) welcomed the visit of a customer from Ukraine.

Participants were given an in-depth description of the site’s production tools. Accompanied by Adisseo managers, this meeting also helped the customer better understand the organization of the supply chain.

OUR GROUP

Adisseo became a subsidiary of the Chinese Bluestar Group in 2006. Since then, group revenue and employee numbers have risen year-on-year. In 2015, Adisseo became the first international company to have its shares traded on the Shanghai stock market.

Key figures for Adisseo

N°1

worldwide in protected
methionine

N°1

worldwide in liquid
methionine

N°2

worldwide in methionine

(all forms)

N°3

worldwide

in nutritional ingredients specialty
for animal nutrition

1st

international company

to float on the Shanghai Stock Exchange
in 2015

+ 0

employees

worldwide

0 .44 Bn€

in annual revenue

+ 0 ,900

customers

in 100+ countries

+ 0

researchers

+ 0 ,200 M€

invested

since 2010

0

production plants,

including 5 INNOV’IA plants

0

manufacturing centers

(Europe and Asia) and multiple industry partnerships

0

research centers

including 2 INNOV’IA

1

business units

0

sales departments

Our values

Creativity

Which opens new paths to progress and new ways of succeeding together.

Team spirit

Which unites us in our successes and challenges.

Integrity

Which underpins our interaction with customers and partners, ensuring that our actions are consistent with our words and values.

Responsibility

Each of us is a stakeholder in the company and a contributor to its success.
We encourage decisiveness, a sense of urgency, courage and delegation.

Results-focused culture

Which makes our actions effective and measurable, because we understand that success is built on the quest for performance, continuous improvement and listening to our customers.

Our behaviors

Committed

Delegation
Collaboration

Courageous

Risk taking (exc. for safety)

Customer focus

Creating value for Adisseo customers

Simple

Agility
Flexibility
Speed

Respectful

People (360°)
Principles and values
Commitments
Environment
Adisseo group
Customers

Our global presence

Head office     Innov’IA locations    Other locations

Sales offices

Production sites     Innov’IA sites and subsidiaries

R&D centers     Innov’IA centers & subsidiaries

A PREFERRED PARTNER

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With its nutritional additives and solutions, Adisseo helps improve the effectiveness and quality of the food chain. To this end we are working to enhance the breeding performance of poultry, swine, dairy cows and aquaculture species in several fields:

• Nutritional performance to provide safe, quality products to final users and offer an effective alternative to antibiotics as growth promoters,
• Economic performance to produce at the cheapest cost and feed the vast majority,
• Environmental performance to use less water, less arable land, fewer pesticides and limit waste.

Adisseo’s mission is to reinforce food security and provide food that is better quality, more economical and more respectful of the environment.

Our products and services

> More information available at adisseo.com

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European leader in the development and production of new additives in powder form, Innov’IA strengthens Adisseo’s expertise in shaping their additives.

REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SULFURATED PRODUCTS

Adisseo relies on a high level of upstream integration to secure its methionine value chain. Sulfuric acid is one of the most commonly used compounds across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, so in addition to ensuring its own security of supply, Adisseo also provides this product to external customers.

Adisseo offers its customers a regeneration service that makes the product ready for re-use, introducing a new way of promoting a virtuous circular economy. This service is greatly appreciated by industries that use large volumes of sulfuric acid, since it reduces both the environmental impact of their production processes and the carbon footprint of their products.

Our group is therefore a major force in sulfuric acid regeneration in France and Western Europe. Adisseo is fully engaged with the sustainability policy it applies internally and externally for the benefit of its customers.

REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF SULFURATED PRODUCTS

Adisseo relies on a high level of upstream integration to secure its methionine value chain. Sulfuric acid is one of the most commonly used compounds across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, so in addition to ensuring its own security of supply, Adisseo also provides this product to external customers.
Adisseo offers its customers a regeneration service that makes the product ready for re-use, introducing a new way of promoting a virtuous circular economy. This service is greatly appreciated by industries that use large volumes of sulfuric acid, since it reduces both the environmental impact of their production processes and the carbon footprint of their products.
Our group is therefore a major force in sulfuric acid regeneration in France and Western Europe. Adisseo is fully engaged with the sustainability policy it applies internally and externally for the benefit of its customers.

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