biofirst sustainability


Our passion for sustainability is part of our core values. It is our mission to contribute to sustainable production of crops, by providing biological alternatives to pollination and crop protection. Sustainability has been part of our DNA and company culture since we were founded - 36 years ago.

Our passion has never been more important than it is today. We are living in ‘moving times’, in the midst of major transition. We are seeing shifts in social awareness, working methods, digitalisation, circular economy, a move from fossil fuels to renewable energy, changing diets, increased global food production, globalisation of food production, restrictions in the use of chemicals in our food chain, increased interdisciplinary cooperation, the need for social return on investment, to mention just a few of the topics impacting our business today. Over recent decades, we have seen the pace of change accelerate. Set against the backdrop of international political unrest, high inflation and natural disasters across the globe, it is safe to say that the last few years have been challenging for all of us.

I am extremely proud to say, that thanks to the passion and commitment of our employees worldwide, we were able to continue to grow our business. Both through acquisition and organically. Once again I realise that I am extremely lucky to be surrounded by a team of driven experts and hard workers, that enable BioFirst to grow, despite difficult circumstances. I am thankful to all of you who are using your dedication to set the standard in our growing industry.

Over the years our portfolio of natural crop protection solutions has grown tremendously. We have become the largest player in biological crop protection worldwide. We continue to do so by offering the best possible advice, while continuously developing novel crop protection solutions to help customers grow in a sustainable way. In 2023 we acquired Agrotech Gartenbautechnik in Austria, a valuable new player in our global distribution network. With the addition of BioWorks we have maximised our growth opportunities in biopesticides in horticulture. And, with the latest addition of Biotrop, we have opened up the market in open field agriculture and added a range of inoculants and biostimulants to our IPM (Integrated Pest Management) toolbox. I am proud to say our products contribute to a healthier global food production and improve people’s lives.

The growth of the company has been a catalyst to change the organisational structure and the name of our group. BioFirst now operates in four divisions, each with a dedicated focus to best serve our customers in different segments. Together providing the same products and services you expect from us, with the same team of dedicated experts.

In a world where true sustainable value is appreciated by the public more than ever, we are driven to deliver the most sustainable products possible: high quality, with a positive social and environmental impact and minimal emissions. We do not only want to deliver biological products, but aim to push the limits of our own production processes to produce these as sustainably as possible: trust is earned where actions meet words.

Working with living organisms puts high demand on climate conditions during production and transport. Today we focus on increasing our share of renewable energy and reducing the impact of transport and packaging materials, as these have the greatest impact on the global footprint of our products. This provides our team with exceptional challenges, as we ship products to over 75 countries worldwide.

I am especially proud to highlight our continued efforts to deliver the most sustainable product possible and how we aim to maintain the best team in the industry. I am happy to share our ongoing sustainability efforts and 2023 community projects with you in this report.

jean-marc vandoorne

     CEO BioFirst Group
Our mission & 2026 targets

Sustainability goals

Environmental and social sustainability are important to everyone at BioFirst Group: they are part of our DNA.

BioFirst Group is in a sustainable business, but what value do we add as a business?