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Inspires par la nature

Our commitments

Nature, a source of inspiration and exploration for health care and beauty, is at the heart of our model. Research on natural substances is the foundation stone of a more comprehensive approach known as Green Mission Pierre Fabre.

Innovating: discovering
key ingredients from nature

 

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Mosaïque de plantes

Our cutting edge plant research combines the complementary expertise of botanists, agronomists, biologists and pharmacists passionate about the benefits of the plant world. Research into natural substances has always been the foundation for our company's research.

The accumulation of data from over 50 years of research, combined with in-depth knowledge of plants

and thermal spring water has enabled us to market hundreds of dermo-cosmetic products made from naturally derived key ingredients.

Our Klorane brand is built around this botanical expertise, while the Eau Thermale Avène brand is tirelessly studying the benefits of its thermal spring water.

 

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plant samples are held by the Group, the largest private collection in the world

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of our revenue is made from products containing active ingredients that come from the natural world

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years of research into plants and thermal spring water from Avène, France

At the heart of our plant research

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recherche sur les plantes

Faithful to our pharmaceutical background based on rigour, science and proof, we will use a plant in a dermo-cosmetic product if we understand its mechanism of action and can prove its effectiveness. Our research and development processes ensure effective and safe end products, respecting our consumers and patients.

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vue extérieure du laboratoire de l'eau d'Avène

Avène, a laboratory to unravel the mysteries of thermal spring water

The success of our Eau Thermale Avène brand is largely down to 40 years of research conducted to understand the composition and mechanism of action of this unique thermal spring water. This research is conducted by the Water Laboratory, located in Avène, at the foot of the source.

Protecting biodiversity

Using plants, with benefits that are known or yet to be discovered, in a way that respects their sustainability, for lasting protection of biodiversity.

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helichryse Pierre Fabre

We focus on plant cultivation rather than maximising harvest size. For cultivation, we choose organic farming solutions for various plants, and are careful to avoid phytosanitary treatments. 

Where we are not able to cultivate a plant, our harvesting plans guarantee sustainability and respect for the plant's life cycle.

Discover our commitments PROMOTING biodiversity

 

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of plants used in our dermo-cosmetic brands suffer no impact on their sustainability

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of our supply chains globally are certified organic

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of our plant suppliers globally are audited based on best practices

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Since 1994, the primary mission of our company's Klorane Botanical Foundation has been to protect endangered plant species. A range of actions are being taken to prevent endangered plants from becoming extinct, including regenerating extinct species from old seeds, protecting the habitat of a species or replanting a species in an area where it no longer grows.

Respecting our partners

We are respectful to our partners, farmers, harvesters, and suppliers, and contribute to the sustainable development of our supply regions and their communities.

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fair trade certified supply chains

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of trusted relationships with 64% of our plant suppliers

Through long term relationships, we pay special attention to men and women who are close to nature - who know about, work with and live in harmony with nature.
We work with farmers and harvesters on the basis of the actual price of production, not the market price.

This system guarantees decent revenue for farmers, regardless of the contingencies and risks related to all farm production.
We develop supply chains with official quality endorsements: fair trade and organic farming.

 

Our ethical supply chain

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dattes au Sénégal

Desert date in Senegal

For our supply of dates from the desert date tree for our Klorane range, we work with Baobab Des Saveurs in Thiès, Senegal. In order to harvest the dates, this company works with two Economic Interest Groups (EIGs) in the Mboumba and Galoya regions of northern Senegal. These two EIGs include around 100 women who pick the dates over a farmed area of almost 100 hectares, which is certified organic.

Guaranteeing the quality of our naturally derived key ingredients

 

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Growing the plants we use in our products ourselves is the most direct way to guarantee full traceability, and we can cultivate more than ten medicinal and aromatic plants each year on our 180 ha of farm land

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fournisseur de plante au Brésil

When we do not directly cultivate the plants ourselves, we require full traceability for our plant batches. For this reason, our global suppliers of plants for pharmaceutical use are audited at least every 4 years.

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usine d'extraction Gaillac

Each plant and active ingredient is checked at each stage of the manufacturing process. In our plant extraction unit, on average, 6 checks are performed for each plant used in dermo-cosmetic products and 20 checks are performed for plants used in our pharmaceutical products globally.

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paysage d'Avène

To manage the quality of Avène thermal spring water, we have established local partnerships encompassing the whole catchment area (Haut Languedoc Regional National Park, Regional Forest Property Center, Hérault Bird Protection League, etc.).