A company which belongs to its producers, it changes everything!
Our shareholders, you meet them everyday in the French countryside. The 17,000 Sodiaal farmers are much more than milk producers as they are also the owners of the cooperative, of its brands and of its transformation tools. All of them hold a share of the cooperative social capital which makes them its sole decision-makers.
All our Directors are farmers
Sodiaal is governed by a Board of Directors made up of 25 farmers elected by their peers. A third of the Board of Directors is elected during the General Meeting every year.Interview with oliver gaffet, elected member of the board of directors
Sodiaal supports all its producers
The price of milk is the same for everybody (apart from special specifications). The profits made by the cooperative are re-distributed to all members according to clearly defined rules. This equitable sharing of the value earned enables dairy production to take place in all Sodiaal’s milk-producing regions including those where it is more expensive to collect milk.
To promote generational renewal
Our “Sociaal Box” programme supports young farmers in setting up business throughout the country. The assistance available to young farmers is twofold: they are assigned a milk volume and can access financial help of up to 10,000 euros which can be used towards training or to invest in sustainable farming.Interview with Vincent, a young farmer
Democratic governance: one person = one vote
Each of our 17,000 member producers can elect representatives in the various regional and national governing bodies. Each of them is invested with the same power, can run for office and hold responsibilities within the cooperative no matter how many cows they have or where they live.
producers located all over the country
young farmers setting up business in 2017 and 2018
of profits shared between members every year