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Employees and Community

Avena is committed to safe, healthy workplace environments.  We promote diversity and respect. We work together to bring high quality, safe and nutritious pulse and oat ingredients to customers throughout the world.

Skilled. Dedicated. Committed.

Our people bring Avena’s core values to life. This is a company of smart, curious and ambitious individuals who are passionate about driving a sustainable business built around pulse and oat ingredients.

We encourage employee participation and commitment through our core values.

  • Do the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Dive in, speak up and leave a mark
  • Welcome challenges with a smile
  • Collaborate to do great things with customers, farmers and colleagues
Avena Employees baking with pulse ingredients

Social responsibility

Avena operates according to ethical trade practices, producing ingredients under the four pillars of labor, health and safety, environment and business ethics. Avena is registered with the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX) and audited by SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA).


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2023 report on Forced Labour and Child Labour

This report has been prepared in compliance with the Canadian Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act and details the steps which Avena Foods Limited has taken during the period from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

Read the full report here.


Giving Back. Paying it Forward.

Avena partners with farmers and global charities to help those in need. We also support local charities.

  • Farm2Kitchen – A farmer-initiated program where oats are donated, processed, packaged and distributed to local food banks
  • Gleanings for the HungryWe’re able to supply this international organization with oat and pulse ingredients to put into soups for global destinations
  • Local causes including Breast Cancer Awareness, Anti-Bullying Awareness, and regional food banks
Donating oat and pulse ingredients to the community

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