Triple Ecocert Certification for our Madagascan subsidiary
November 27, 2014
Following the application of the Group's CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy, our subsidiary in
Our Madagascan subsidiary, SEAR (Société d'Exploitation Agricole de Ranopiso - Ranopiso Farming Company) is responsible for the cultivation and supply of medicinal plants. It provides periwinkle leaves for the manufacture of our anti-cancer drugs Navelbine and Javlor.
In October it embarked upon a voluntary assessment process by Ecocert (international inspection and certification agency for agriculture and organic foods). This assessment highlighted best practice in terms of agriculture, development of sustainable supply chains, and social and environmental concerns, and came under three Ecocert standards:
*CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement which confers protected status to over 33,000 wild species, from tiny orchids to large mammals.
Reforestation and solidarity
We have implemented actions to cut our greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our carbon footprint. This took concrete form in a reforestation project in
Ecocert responsible according to ESR standards (Equitable, Solidaire, Responsible: Fair trade, Solidarity, Responsibility)
The application of the Group's sustainable development policy at our Madagascan subsidiary was assessed according to the international standard ISO26000 by Ecocert. 93% of the standard's compliance criteria defined by Ecocert are applied at the subsidiary, which is an excellent result, allowing it to obtain the "Ecocert Responsible" label.
This triple certification demonstrates compliance with social and environmental commitments by our Madagascan subsidiary, which fully integrates our Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre approach.