Preserve

Sustainable preservation of botanical heritage and biodiversity, both sources of benefits – known or yet to be discovered – for everyone's health and beauty

The history of our company is intimately linked to the world of plants. For our company, preserving biodiversity is a response to three challenges: maintaining biological diversity, which is a potential source of active ingredients in the fields of health and beauty; protecting and safeguarding nature, which is essential for humanity’s equilibrium; and respecting nature, which is a source of beauty and poetry. We have a profound respect for plants, their richness and fragility, and translate this into tangible action. 

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Tangible actions

  • 3_1_2_hamamelis.jpgRespecting the principles of the Rio Convention as well as local biodiversity access regulations
  • Respecting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • A CITES-certified botanical conservatory in Soual (Tarn, Frane)
  • For non-cultivatable plants, defining collection management plans in order to protect the resource's sustainability
  • Cultivation primarily without the use of chemical treatments, and in certain cases, in accordance with organic agriculture criteria
  • Absolutely no use of GMOs
  • The Gaillac (Tarn, France) active ingredient extraction and production plant is certified ISO 14001, an environmental management standard
  • Preferential use of "green" solvents when manufacturing our extracts
  • Preservation, education and protection activities, conducted by Klorane Botanical Foundation
  • Participation in the restoration of the Banyuls-sur-mer botanical gardens (Pyrénées-Orientales, France)
  • A CITES-certified arboretum at Ranopiso (Madagascar)

Procurement, cultivation and extraction

  • No impact on the sustainability of the resources for supplying 99% of the plants used by the group.
  • 90% of the plants used by the group are cultivated with no use of chemical phytosanitary treatments (including the group's most extensively used plants: Ruscus, Dwarf Palm, Periwinkle) or in accordance with organic agriculture criteria.  

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Conservation and protection

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  • Number of botanical specimens at the Pierre Fabre Botanical Conservatory: 8,000
  • Number of plants kept at the Pierre Fabre Botanical Conservatory: around 1,200 species, 40% of which are protected
  • Number of species kept at the Ranopiso Arboretum: 350 

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