ESA's mission is to:

Advance the development and understanding of the European savoury snacks industry and members' business.
Provide a platform for sector-wide co-operation on non-competitive issues in full compliance with the limits imposed by antitrust laws.
Provide technical expertise and input to EU policy and decision makers.
Be the voice of the European savoury snack industry in the EU public debate.
Organise sector-related events for the promoting of members’ business.