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03
May
2022

Bonduelle to remain on market of Russia waging war against Ukraine to 'feed 145 mln Russians'

KYIV. May 3 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The French food manufacturer Bonduelle Group, in the view of the full-scale war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine, continues to cooperate with the aggressor country, but, until the end of the "conflict," it will allocate all profits from sales in Russia to the future reconstruction of infrastructure and agricultural and food ecosystems damaged by the conflict in Ukraine.

"The Bonduelle Group considers that it is its duty to ensure that people have access to essential foodstuffs and to do all it can to avoid contributing to food shortages. As part of its mission, the Bonduelle Group therefore ensures the continuity of its activities in Russia to feed not only the 145 million Russians but also the 90 million inhabitants in the surrounding countries supplied by the group’s Russian factories," the company said in a report for the third quarter of FY2021-2022.

According to the report, the current context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine "calls for exceptional measures," therefore, the Bonduelle Group therefore decided on March 17, "to allocate all profits from sales in Russia during the period of conflict to the future reconstruction of infrastructure and agricultural and food ecosystems damaged by the conflict in Ukraine."

Bonduelle has been represented in Ukraine and Russia since 1990s. Since 2004 it has been producing foods in Russia. The group has three vegetable processing plants in the Russian Federation, including one in Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine, and two in the Krasnodar Territory.