Agapé is committed to respecting nature and biodiversity
We respect nature and biodiversity by being attentive to problems caused by man. In order to respect our ecosystem and introduce change with a lasting and positive impact, Agapé is involved in a committed environmental and social policy.
By relying on values of respect for the environment and generosity, we commit the creation of our products and the entire company to bring a positive impact.
Also, we decide to display our 100 actions carried out for the environment and our social responsibility.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS, AGAPÉ EXCLUDES TESTING ON ANIMALSAnimals must be treated with respect and dignity. And the perfume and cosmetics industry, after having carried out animal tests for a long time, must be exemplary on this subject.
In accordance with European cosmetic regulations, our products are all "cruelty-free" and none of them are tested on animals.
In addition to the evaluations carried out by our scientific teams, and even using selected, natural ingredients, our products are well tested in order to assess their good tolerance, before they are placed on the market and this is very important. But our tests are carried out on substitutes: Agapé therefore does not carry out tests on animals and does not have any animal testing facilities.
Agapé becomes a positive energy consumption company by installing 1000m² of photovoltaic panels on its buildings
We made the decision and have just installed more than 1000m² of photovoltaic panels in our premises in order to affirm our CSR approach. Start-up is planned for the beginning of 2023. The green energy produced will be greater than the company's consumption.
Thanks to the good sunshine at our Sablet site in Vaucluse, electricity production is optimal. The photovoltaic panels were installed on the roof of the company and therefore do not visually degrade the landscape. Also, instead of being a company with a positive carbon footprint, Agapé is part of the closed and committed circle of companies with a negative carbon footprint. In total, the consumption produced will allow nearly 70 homes to benefit from green energy.
AGAPÉ optimizes its energy consumption
Well before the energy crises and increases in energy costs, Agapé's teams were aware of the importance for the environment of reducing energy consumption. Obviously, this approach also makes it possible to make substantial savings on invoices.
To concentrate its efforts and because today electricity in France is the most carbon-free, Agapé only uses electricity in its industrial processes and has chosen not to use fossil fuels (gas, fuel oil, wood). It is also its first step in terms of its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The second step is the reduction of daily electricity consumption. And for this, the company and all of its Agapé members all have a role to play.
The company has invested in rigorous and effective insulation of its buildings in order to limit the use of heating and air conditioning in summer, despite the temperature peaks that we experience in Provence.
On almost all of the company's lighting, incandescent bulbs and spotlights have given way to low-energy bulbs (such as LEDs).
Finally, Agapé has just invested in nearly 1000 m² of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof, in order to have electricity production greater than its consumption!
And regarding Agapé employees, we adopt a few simple actions every day:
- Turn off interior lighting in buildings at night, on weekends and during closed periods.
- Reduce the consumption of IT devices
- Adapt the average heating temperature
- Let the automatic door closing function
Agapé invested in the complete recycling of its industrial waste
The fight against waste is a necessity for everyone: consumers and producers are concerned. The impact of the industrial world is even more so.
At Agapé, we have implemented several initiatives to combat waste, the goal being to find long-term solutions. Our production site based in Sablet in Vaucluse recycles the vast majority of its waste. We are working on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle them. Indeed, today, the implementation of industrial selective sorting allows the recycling and compaction of more than 95% of cardboard, glass and plastics used industrially. Our goal is to improve our processes in order to achieve 100% recycling by 2028 and to be a “Zero Waste” company.
Agapé adopts and ensures sustainable practices and contributes to sustainable development
We are setting up a waste recycling system. Bins are made available to sort glass, plastic, cardboard, etc. We are setting up the sustainable mobility package to encourage the use of sustainable means of transport such as the bicycle, the electric car or even teleworking. We adopt an ecological way of working. Teleworking reduces the use of polluting transport. It also saves travel time.
Agapé wishes to be a driving force in the survival of endangered species in its future projects
Agapé wishes to safeguard endangered species from an ecological, cultural and economic point of view. Our objective is to improve their state of health and that of the ecosystems that host them through an inclusive approach.
AGAPÉ IS COMMITTED TO THE WELL-BEING OF ANIMAL SPECIES
We are also committed to the well-being of animal species. For example, our Donkey Milk products come from an organic farm to respect the well-being of donkeys and donkeys.
We are committed to ensuring that these raw materials come from farms that ensure respect for animals.
Agapé ensures respect for the environment, ecosystems and the promotion of biodiversity
At Agapé we want to have a lasting and positive impact on the environment and the ecosystems that make it up, which is why we apply a social and committed environmental policy. By relying on values of respect for the environment and generosity, we commit the creation of our products and the entire company to bring a positive impact.
Agapé wishes to recycle its industrial waste (purchase of a waste compactor in order to reduce our waste)
For several months, a cardboard compactor has allowed us to take an additional step in the recycling of our waste. A small step for the company but a big one for the planet. Enough to give even more weight to our environmental commitments... Recycling waste thanks to cardboard compactors makes it possible to respond to environmental challenges:
o Improvement of recycling percentages
o Reduction in CO2 production
o Reduction in water consumption
o Reduction in energy consumption
o Decrease in oil consumption
This thus responds to one of the major environmental challenges at Agapé: better sorting and also reducing waste.
Agapé sets up selective sorting within the company for its production and offices
In each office and each workshop, Agapé has decided to set up sorting bins to raise awareness and encourage its teams to sort their waste and to be involved in the company's environmental approach.
Agapé has created a Botanical Garden on its premises for its teams
Next to our premises, there is a Botanical Garden, a green space. Beautiful landscaping makes our outdoor space more welcoming to our visitors and creates a relaxing environment for our employees. Trees, colorful flowers and vines sum up our Garden. This demonstrates our commitment to better environmental management and greater responsibility. Namely, plants and green spaces can reduce stress levels, restore emotional balance, increase creativity, productivity and well-being.
Agapé has implemented a waste reduction policy on its premises
Agapé has implemented a policy to combat deforestation
Agapé only works with Imprim'Vert and PEFC-certified printers. Imprim'Vert aims to reduce the environmental impacts linked to printing activities. The Imprim'Vert brand aims to “promote the implementation of concrete actions leading to a reduction in the impacts of activity on the environment”.
The award criteria are: proper disposal of hazardous waste, securing storage of dangerous liquids, non-use of certain CMR products, environmental awareness and monitoring of the site's energy consumption.
“The involvement of all stakeholders in the ongoing search for consensus” is the mission of the Forest Certification Recognition Program (PEFC). This ensures:
- The societal dimension of the forest, PEFC helps protect those who live in the forests, work there and walk there.
- The environmental dimension of the forest, PEFC positions the forest as a biodiversity reserve in France with its 138 species of trees, 73 species of mammals and 120 species of birds, as a sensor of more than 10% of CO2 emitted each year in France and therefore climate regulator…
- The economic dimension, PEFC participates in reasoned management of wood resources.
Agapé fights daily against pesticides
We favor organic in our products whenever possible. Regarding pesticide analyses, we have developed internal specifications where we carry out pesticide analysis only for Essential Oils coming from countries at risk of pesticide use or for Essential Oils frequently used in plant cultivation. pesticides: this allows us to only use pesticide-free products and thus guarantee premium quality.