RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANT-BASED ACTIVE SUBSTANCES
Since its creation, Pierre Fabre Laboratories have explored and used plants, and we are convinced of their benefits for health and beauty. To counter the depletion of plant resources and to help preserve them while achieving our objectives in terms of innovation, plant-based active substance quality and secure supply, we have set up a specific approach called Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre. This involves the development of plant-based active substances and research on plants and their cultivation, taking into account both the formulation and production of active substances derived from these plants.
Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre is a certified approach for the responsible development of innovative, safe and effective plant-based active ingredients. Of the 410 plant extracts we use, nearly 250 are included in the Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre approach, representing 60% of all extracts, including those used to develop our main products (Navelbine, Permixon, and A-Derma, Klorane, Naturactive products).
More than 140 extracts are now used within the Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre approach, i.e. 60% of our plant-based active substances.
AN APPROACH RECOGNIZED BY A EUROPEAN LABEL
The Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre approach is part of a virtuous circle that aims to develop innovation, preserve biodiversity, and guarantee the efficacy and quality of our plant-based active substances while respecting our partners at each step of the process. Since 2010, our approach has been recognized by the European label EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) awarded by the certification group AFNOR. The label encompasses both Quality and Sustainable Development.
AN APPROACH BASED ON 4 FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
- Innovating: cutting edge research on plants, cross-fertilizing the expertise of botanists, agronomists, biologists and pharmacists with a passion for the benefits of the plant world
- Guaranteeing: proven efficacy of our active substances. A quality demand based on our pharmaceutical culture that applies to our plant-based active substances
- Preserving: sustainable preservation of our plant heritage and biodiversity, sources of benefits – known or yet to be discovered – for everyone’s health and wellbeing
- Respecting: an approach that respects our partners, farms, harvesters, and suppliers, whose knowledge contributes to the development of our expertise