Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Biolandes4 stars

Place, CountryLE SEN, France


Certified Productsvetiver essential oil, ginger essential oilfair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Performance Rating
ChapterContent of the Fair For Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeMaximumRating
1Core Principles and Values1010
2Commitment to and Management of Fair Trade Policy84
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions255168
4Respect of the Environment10768
5Local Development and Community Relations86
6Trading and Supply chain relations5432
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer2921
9Managing Certification and Performance1715
Total Score Performance Rating324
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsEN / FR

The BIOLANDES story began in 1980 when Dominique Coutière decided to start up a company in the heart of the Landes, south of Bordeaux. He wanted to distill maritime pine needles from the largest cultivated forest in Europe..
He developed a process of automated continuous distillation which would also be applied to extraction several years later..
The pine needle oil was being sold to the perfume industry while the waste of distillation was converted into two original by-products: composted, it is used in gardening, and dried, it is burnt as a natural source of energy.
Since 1988, BIOLANDES has chosen to set up factories directly on the production sites of several of the main aromatic plants: Spain (1988), Turkey (1991), Madagascar (1995), Bulgaria (1996), Morocco (1998), Provence , France (2004) and Comoros (2014).
BIOLANDES has quickly become a leading producer of natural extracts for the perfumery industry.
Leading producer of essential oils and extracts for perfumes, cosmetics and flavors, BIOLANDES offers today a range of 300 products extracted from 80 plants collected in 30 countries.

L’histoire de BIOLANDES débute en 1980 lorsque Dominique Coutière décide de créer une entreprise au cœur des Landes, au sud de Bordeaux, pour distiller les aiguilles de pin maritime dans la plus grande forêt cultivée d’Europe.
Il met au point un procédé de distillation en continu automatisé, qui sera appliqué à l’extraction quelques années plus tard.
L’essence de pin est destinée à la parfumerie et les résidus de distillation sont valorisés car compostés, ils sont transformés en terreaux pour le jardinage ou séchés, ils sont valorisés en énergie.
A partir de 1988, BIOLANDES choisit de s’implanter directement sur les lieux de culture et de collecte de plantes aromatiques importantes : Espagne (1988), Turquie (1991), Madagascar (1995), Bulgarie (1996), Maroc (1998), Provence (2004) et Comores (2014).
BIOLANDES est devenu un des premiers producteurs d’extraits naturels pour la parfumerie.
Producteur majeur d’huiles essentielles et d’extraits pour la parfumerie, la cosmétique, l'aromathérapie et les arômes, BIOLANDES offre aujourd’hui une gamme aromatique de 300 produits issus de 80 matières végétales collectées dans 30 pays.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage74 %

Date of Certification
Last Update10.12.2020

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