Europe, UK, Ireland, News June 2022, Sustainability

McCain appoints Anne-Claire Sans as Sustainability Director Continental Europe

McCain Foods, the Canadian-based global leader in frozen potato products, announces the appointment of Anne-Claire Sans as Sustainability Director Continental Europe.

With a strong knowledge of the company, Anne-Claire Sans will be responsible for the implementation of McCain’s ambitious sustainability roadmap. A key player in the food industry, with 50 years of presence in Europe and strong local roots, McCain has reaffirmed in 2021 its long-term commitment to greater sustainability in food production and processing.

Planet Friendly Food program

To achieve this ambition, McCain is building its Planet Friendly Food program around four pillars: Smart and Sustainable Farming, Resource-efficient operations, Good food and Thriving communities. As the home of McCain’s European operations and its largest market in Europe, France has been chosen as the pilot country for this program in Europe in order to accelerate McCain’s positive impact in the country.

Anne-Claire Sans will be in charge of coordinating the implementation of the different projects within the 6 production sites (3 in France, 2 in Benelux and 1 in Poland) and with the 2300 employees and 1500 partner farmers.

Ambitious sustainability commitments

Julien Tomei, Vice President Commercial Continental Europe at McCain Foods, comments: “In continental Europe, McCain has been making ambitious commitments in terms of sustainability for several years: they are now structurally integrated into our corporate strategy. Anne-Claire’s background is an undeniable asset to accelerate the implementation of our roadmap in continental Europe and to further position us as a leader.

Anne-Claire Sans started her career with the McCain Group in 2015 where she held several positions within Purchasing across different categories and regions (Continental Europe, UK, North America). More recently, Anne-Claire Sans has been in charge of various sustainability projects worldwide such as renewable energy sourcing, CO2 emissions reduction or Responsible Purchasing policy definition.

Anne-Claire Sans holds a master’s degree in Agro-Food Production Engineering from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture de Lille (2014) and a master’s degree in International Marketing from the Institut du Marketing et du Management de la Distribution de Roubaix (2014).

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