Cosucra

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PRESENTATION

A WELL-ROOTED AND MODERN HISTORY

Established by COSUCRA back in 1852 in western Belgium, a region known for its prolific agricultural tradition, the original factory extracted sugar from beets. COSUCRA has invested heavily in research and development from the very beginning, setting up an agricultural research centre dedicated to the development of its own chicory seeds.

The world’s first producer of industrial inulin, COSUCRA has always anticipated trends and consumer needs. This explains why it gradually refocused its production on nutritional ingredients extracted from two crops typically grown in the region:

chicory roots and yellow peas. A bold move. We are proud of having made the switch, as it has allowed our company to become the world leader in natural ingredients extracted from chicory roots and peas.

With a history spanning six generations in the production of natural chicory and pea ingredients, COSUCRA targets the food and nutrition & health markets worldwide.

 

Archive picture of the familial castle

I intend to strengthen COSUCRA’s role in providing food ingredients offered by mother nature and formulated into consumers products that not only reduces significantly carbon emissions but also improves health and wellness in our global society… […]. To me, this purpose-driven journey is at the core of our family’s values that has spanned 170 years, and it is a privilege to be part of it..

Eric Bosly

CEO

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Innovation

INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF OUR BUSINESS

COSUCRA’s ambition? Offer our customers specialty ingredients, whatever the raw material. Our R&D department is never short of resources and ideas to innovate at three levels: process, ingredient and concept.

Innovation, for sure! But not at any cost. Ensuring the quality of our raw materials, the sustainability of our manufacturing processes and the naturalness of our ingredients is paramount to us.

Resolutely customer oriented

COSUCRA’s agility and flexibility make us a preferred partner for our customers. Indeed, due to our SME size, we are more transparent and especially more agile than our competitors, all of which much larger companies.

COSUCRA has a worldwide presence, either directly or through partners (distributors and agents). We have a subsidiary in the USA (Chicago) and 3 people posted in China and Taiwan. On the strength of our presence in those three regions (NORAM, APAC, Europe) through our workforce and of our distribution network in four regions (NORAM, APAC, Europe and SOAM), we are able to adapt quickly to local needs.

What do we want to make sure our customers will get? The best, of course! This is why the quality and traceability of our ingredients have become major elements of our branding. At COSUCRA, we pride ourselves in ensuring the quality and traceability of each of our products in complete transparency.

 

Future

MORE THAN EVER FORWARD-LOOKING

The earth is what sustains the growth of COSUCRA, which explains why we spare no effort to reduce our environmental impact and are committed to fight for sustainability. The unwavering ambition to meet Europe’s CO2 emissions reduction targets (-50%) is one of the main goals of our strategy.

  • COSUCRA generates its own electricity using a cogeneration system, solar panels and even its own wind turbine;
  • We reduce our CO2 emissions by using biogas generated from our organic waste;
  • Our raw materials come from non-GMO crops with low nitrogen fertilizers;
  • All our ingredients are produced without any solvent;
  • Inspired by the short-circuit economy, we grow chicory in the region and peas are brought from France, mainly by waterways;
  • And many other examples of our commitment to sustainable development!

Values ​​& commitments

COSUCRA PROUD OF ITS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

COSUCRA has taken into account the following elements in the design of its new PISANE™ pea protein production line in order to strengthen its commitment and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

  • The whole process aims to make rational use of water.
  • Upgrade of the equipment used for water purification before it is discharged into the Scheldt river.
  • Conversion of all the biogas generated in the wastewater treatment plant into green energy.
  • The biogas currently recovered represents CO2 emissions savings of 2,500 tons.
  • The lowest environmental standards for particulate emissions can be met thanks to the effective use of filters.
  • The noise impact was taken into account in the choice and positioning of the equipment required for the extension. The buildings were constructed using noise reducing materials.
  • Any increase in the supply of peas comes exclusively by water transport.

Health through good nutrition

Naturalness, clean-label, “free-from” diet, low-sugar or low-fat foods, fibre or protein supplements, flexitarism, and the list goes on. In all these trends, COSUCRA is an ideal partner, supplying the food industry and the nutrition & health sectors with must-have products.

We believe in the power of nutrition on our health! This is the enthusiasm and knowledge that we want to share and convey to our customers and partners.

VALUES ​​& COMMITMENTS

COSUCRA TAKES A STAND!

COSUCRA also stands for strong and tangible commitments in various areas, each as important as the next. Whether it is personal safety, environmental impact or food safety, we are proud to have implemented a strong policy within COSUCRA which may take the form of a membership in external networks or the achievement of certifications by meeting the standards in force.

CORPORATE SOCIAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY

Our COSUCRA Human Resources Management policy complies with all applicable national (Belgian) laws and regulations and the minimum standards of national (Belgian) industry:

  • Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining;
  • Prohibition of discrimination;
  • Health and safety in the workplace;
  • Prohibition of child labour;
  • Prohibition of forced labour and disciplinary measures;
  • Environmental and safety issues for employees and suppliers present on production sites.

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