Eco-design

COMBINING ECO-DESIGN AND OUR PHARMACEUTICAL CULTURE

Pierre Fabre Laboratories have begun eco-design projects. We are working to reduce and recycle our packaging and develop eco-designed formulae. Taking into account their impact on the environment in developing our products does not compromise their safety or efficacy, as required by our pharmaceutical culture.

What is eco-design?

Eco-design is a preventive approach characterized by environmental awareness during the design or improvement phase of a product, good, service or process, to enhance its ecological quality while preserving its quality of use. Eco-design is a global approach.

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Formulae

  • the formulae are reviewed to facilitate their biodegradability, such as for Ducray's best-seller Extra Mild shampoo,
  • research programs are undertaken to promote the use of renewable substances.

Packaging

  • the base weight of cardboard boxes for medicines is reduced as much as possible,
  • the base weight of large tubes for the René Furterer brand have been reduced by 9%,
  • the Avène brand has reduced its 200 ml bottles by 5 g and its 125 ml bottles by 3 g, and has eliminated opaque PET from its Pédiatril baby care range,
  • the Ducray and A-Derma brands have reduced the caps of their tubes by 35%,
  • the Klorane brand has reduced RPET in all their shampoo bottles by half,
  • Pierre Fabre Oral Care has reduced the base of its toothbrushes by 17 g.

DUCRAY EXTRA MILD

Eco-designed shampoo for the whole family

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The Ducray brand has led an eco-design approach that aims to minimize the impact on the environment of its best-seller Extra Mild shampoo. After analyzing the life cycle of the product, making it possible to identify means of optimization, a biodegradable formula was developed without loss of efficacy while preserving the styling qualities and original fragance of the product. Furthermore, Extra Mild is now sold in a recyclable capped bottle. In 2012, Ducray decided to prolong its eco-design approach for the Extra Mild shampoo by approaching the solidarity company Zanbal. By participating in the Zanbal project, Ducray compensates for 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions linked to the production of its shampoo.