MADE IN FRANCE
The "fabriqué en France", or "made in France", is an indication that the product in question is made in France. However, it is not a label and there is no precise definition of "made in France". This mention therefore does not respond to a specification but to a desire on the part of the manufacturer to announce that his product has been manufactured in France. However, the law prohibits the affixing of indications of origin which would prove to be false. A very large number of products are likely to be labelled "made in France": clothing, furniture, household appliances, jewellery, vehicles, food products... Indeed, at a time of globalization, buying local helps to support the French economy. For the consumer, this also represents a guarantee of quality and respect for human rights.
ORIGIN FRANCE GUARANTEED
The "Origine France Garantie" certification was launched in 2010. For the consumer, it is the possibility to know the French origin of a product and consequently to be able to choose a product in all transparency. For companies, it is the means to enhance the maintenance, development or return of productive activities in France in an efficient way, on the domestic market as well as for export. The products must meet two cumulative conditions: -50% to 100% of the unit cost price of the product is acquired in France. The level of 50% is a minimum threshold which may be raised to higher levels depending on the sector. -The product takes on its essential characteristics in France (i.e. all the important processing stages are carried out there). Preparation, processing and packaging operations must take place in France. The process is controlled by Bureau Veritas certification, Afnor, Cerib, Fcba.
Eco-responsibility refers to all actions aimed at limiting the environmental impacts of the community's daily activities. It involves new management, purchasing and work organization choices, investments and raising staff awareness. A creative approach, a source of innovation and differentiation, eco-design is a positive approach to the environment and a lever for value creation. The concepts of ecodesign were established at the international level in 2002 with the publication of the ISO/TR 14062 standard. It states that ecodesign aims to "integrate environmental aspects into product design and development".
(source INSEE) Sustainable development is "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs", quote from Ms Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway (1987). In 1992, the Earth Summit in Rio, held under the aegis of the United Nations, formalized the concept of sustainable development and the three pillars (economic/ecological/social): development that is economically efficient, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable.
PEFC (PROGRAMME FOR THE ENDORSEMENT OF FOREST CERTIFICATION SCHEMES)
The NGO PEFC certifies the sustainable management of forests and unites around a multifunctional and balanced vision of forests in 53 countries around the world. For 20 years, PEFC France has been promoting the balance between the environmental, societal and economic dimensions of the forest through guarantees of sustainable practices and the involvement of 70,000 forest owners, more than 3,100 companies in France and more than 440,000 jobs linked to the Forest-Wood-Paper industry. The lungs of the planet, the forest is home to many animals and plants. Did you know that a handful of forest land contains more living organisms than there are inhabitants on Earth? In the face of increasing deforestation, sustainable forest management is a necessity. The NGO PEFC has been working since 1999 to preserve the forests of France and the world.
The label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" (EPV) is a State recognition mark set up to distinguish French companies with excellent craft and industrial know-how. This label is awarded for five years and is free of charge. Around 1,400 exceptional French companies, with more than 65,000 jobs, benefit from this distinction. Some of our partners benefit from this high distinction, such as Jars Céramistes, La Rochère and Charvet.
ATELIERS D'ART DE FRANCE
Ateliers d'Art de France federates more than 6,000 art craftsmen, artists and art manufacturers throughout France. Professional union of art craftsmen, their vocation is the valorisation, representation, defence and economic development of art workshops. Deeply invested in the educational, cultural and social fields, Ateliers d'Art de France deploys flagship actions for the structuring and influence of the art crafts sector, in France and internationally!
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) France is a non-profit association dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals.