Environmentally friendly initiatives

Leroux is committed to recovering waste water.

In 1998, in its typical pioneer spirit, Leroux was the first European company from the agrifood sector to invest in the unique willow plantation ferti-irrigation system.

Indeed, processing chicory involves the production of effluents which, in turn, require to be treated. The system stretches over 16 hectares and is able to treat 100% of the waste water produced by the extraction and spray drying processes.

Leroux committed to biodiversity

Leroux committed to biodiversity

Three beehives were placed in the park of the Musée LEROUX Musée LEROUX museum by BeeCity, a company that specialises in urban apiculture.
BeeCity's objective is to protect the bees and the biodiversity of the Nord-Pas de Calais region. Chicorée LEROUX is proud to be providing a home to these beehives, thereby contributing to the project.

Today, thanks to their activity, bees ensure over 80% of the reproduction of flowering plants, which are necessary to the survival of many animal species. In Europe, 76% of our food production is dependent on bee activity.
Approximately 40% of the bee population is dying off every year. Our future is intricately intertwined with that of bees, and in 1921, Albert Einstein stated, "If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have a few years left to live".

For more information: www.beecity.fr