Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Laboratoires Expanscience5 stars

Place, CountryParis (92048), France


Certified Productscosmetic active (with maca extract)fair 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
3Respect of Human Rights and Decent Working Conditions248205
4Respect of the Environment11178
5Local Development and Community Relations88
6Trading and Supply chain relations129
8Traceability, Transparency and Respect of the Consumer3324
9Managing Certification and Performance1716
Total Score Performance Rating350
Certification for fair trade and responsible supply chains
Impact, special achievements & commitmentsEN/FR

Created in 1950, Expanscience, a 100% French family-owned company, develops and manufactures osteoarthritis and babycare products as well as ingredients for the cosmetic industry.
From a voluntary approach in 2004 to a contribution to sustainable development recognized as exemplary by CSR Engaged, Expanscience has integrated CSR at the heart of its business: it is an integral part of its DNA.
Expanscience applies a specific strategy to set up supply chains: to secure these supplies, in respect with traditional knowledge and environment, while preserving the biodiversity, local development and benefit sharing.
Supplied via a responsible supply chain (Expanscience is member of UEBT), maca is transformed in Peru by Deshidratados Tropicales (acquired by Expanscience). Once dried, it is shipped by sea and transformed in France to obtain cosmetic ingredients.
As Expanscience is very committed in CSR, and particularly in avoiding any waste (up-cycling), maca roots and leaved are used to develop 2 different active ingredients.
Expanscience choose to work with local partners leading concrete actions contributing to the development of the economic and social fabric of producers.
The FAIR FOR LIFE certification in Peru strengthens its vision and commitments: to provide its consumers fair trade product from the field to the active ingredients.

Créée en 1950, Expanscience, entreprise familiale 100% française, développe et fabrique des produits d'arthrose et de puériculture ainsi que des ingrédients pour l'industrie cosmétique.
D'une démarche volontaire en 2004 à une contribution au développement durable reconnue exemplaire par Engagé RSE, Expanscience a intégré la RSE au cœur de son métier: elle fait partie intégrante de son ADN.
Expanscience applique une stratégie spécifique pour mettre en place des filières: sécuriser ses approvisionnements, dans le respect des savoirs traditionnels et de l'environnement, tout en préservant la biodiversité, le développement local et le partage des bénéfices.
Fournie via une chaîne d'approvisionnement responsable (Expanscience est membre de l'UEBT), la maca est transformée au Pérou par Deshidratados Tropicales (acquise par Expanscience). Une fois séchée, elle est expédiée par voie maritime et transformée en France pour obtenir des ingrédients cosmétiques.
Expanscience étant très engagée dans la RSE, et notamment pour éviter tout gaspillage (up-cycling), les racines et les feuilles de maca sont utilisées pour développer 2 principes actifs différents.
Expanscience a choisi de travailler avec des partenaires locaux menant des actions concrètes contribuant au développement du tissu économique et social des producteurs.
La labellisation FAIR FOR LIFE au Pérou renforce sa vision et ses engagements: fournir à ses consommateurs des produits issus du commerce équitable, du champ aux principes actifs.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage92 %

Date of Certification
Last Update03.11.2020

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