Seppic, through its subsidiary Serdex, has been an active member of the UEBT (Union for Ethical BioTrade) since 2008, and is committed, along with more than 40 other companies, to the Action for Nature & People initiative. This joint commitment is to promote and develop a responsible sourcing model for ingredients derived from biodiversity, with respect for people and the environment.
Serdex contributes through its commitment to preserve biodiversity, to respect traditional know-how, to improve the living conditions of local populations and to develop a strong partnership with local suppliers in the areas where the plants are collected. In doing so, Serdex guarantees a sustainable supply chain, in accordance with the principles of the Nagoya Protocol, and provides its customers with ingredients that respect biodiversity and local communities.
Serdex meets 96.5% of the UEBT membership requirements and again improves its score from the last audit. The requirements of the UEBT standard apply to all supply activities through which ingredients are produced, processed and obtained. Serdex has chosen to improve the ethical practices of its Centella Asiatica supply chain in Madagascar, covering the entire supply chain, from suppliers to the more than 3,000 pickers associated with it.
Jean Baptiste Dellon, CEO of Seppic, says: “Our commitment to developing a sustainable sourcing model reflects Seppic’s CSR ambition as expressed in its “Caring” program in which Seppic commits to help everyone to live in a healthy environment and create sustainable relationships with its stakeholders. “