Shaping the future of animal health
Virbac group
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For more information about our actions in this field, please e-mail us: developpement. durable@virbac.com
 

Market presence

LOCAL HIRING

In recruitment for key positions, internal candidates are preferred. Recruitment decisions (internal or external) are based exclusively on criteria of competence and qualification for the position. The candidate’s nationality does not interfere with the decision.

Where possible, Virbac entrusts leadership positions to local managers, in order to be closer to customers and the market culture. At the same time, the Group adheres to a policy of skills development at international level that enables support of managers towards international positions. In 2015, of the company’s fifteen subsidiaries in the social scope, seven have strictly local management.

Proportion of locally hired managers (in %)
 
Locally hired managers 2015
 
SUBSTANTIAL INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACTS
Animal health is at the heart of healthy ecosystems. For this reason, in 2015 the Fondation d’Entreprise Virbac financed the implementation of the programme “Testing, control and prevention of zoonosis in the Great Limpopo Transnational Park (Zimbabwe)”. The objective of this project is to improve animal health, for wild as much as domestic animals at the heart of the park’s ecosystem surrounded by Shangaan communities. The main actions carried out in 2015: testing for bovine tuberculosis in the domestic bovines in the north of the Park, rabies vaccination of the domestic carnivores around the Park and provision of clean potable water to the north of the park to reduce the risk of disease transmission and conflict between humans, wild and domestic animals.
 
LOCALLY-BASED SUPPLIERS
Virbac works with regional suppliers when their conditions are competitive and in line with the requirements of the Group’s subsidiaries. In 2015, the share of purchases made with regional suppliers was 25% of total purchases. By regional supplier, Virbac means those situated in the same geographical area as the subsidiary (or the industrial site) in accordance with the partition of the country concerned. For example: for the Carros site - France, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region; for the sites in the United States at Forth Worth and St. Louis, Texas and Missouri; for Australia, New South Wales etc.
 
 
 
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