To walk the walk of environmental protection, Laboratoires de Biarritz supports associations dedicated to save marine biodiversity.
1% for the Planet is a non-profit organization for environmental conservation well-recognized internationally. It was started in 2002 in the USA by Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, ex-owner of Blue Ribbon Files. The movement encourages businesses to donate at least 1% of their sales to environmental causes and to the restoration of natural spaces.
Demonstrating that business can be both profitable and philanthropic is their main way of convincing others to join the movement.
The French branch was founded in 2014 in Haute-Savoie and now numbers 1000 member companies.
As a member of the 1% for the Planet movement, we donate 1% of the sales of our Baby Care products to environmental protection organizations.
Sea Turtle Conservation
Te mana o te moana: "Ocean Spirit" in Polynesian
Since 2004 Te mana o te moana has been working to better understand, educate, and protect the Polynesian marine environment, and in particular sea turtles.
Sick, hurt, or mutilated turtles are collected and sheltered in a caretaking center where they receive appropriate veterinary care so that they can be safely released in their natural habitat.
Over the course of the past 18 years, over 500 adult and juvenile sea turtles have been cared for.
Our Baby Care Products are part of the 1% for the Planet movement and as such, we donate 1% of sales to the project. A donation that will enable them to grow the sea turtle rehabilitation center.
Defending Marine Biodiversity and Restoring Corals
La Fondation de la Mer (The Sea Foundation)
Founded in 2015 by prominent figures in maritime circles and civil society, the Fondation de la Mer serves the protection and the study of the oceans, notably via pollution control, as well as marine ecosystem protection and restoration programs.
Supported by numerous institutional partners like the Ministry of the Sea, the Ministry of Ecological Transition, and the United Nations, it has the objective of pushing public and private actors to be active in marine conservation.
We work alongside the foundation, notably in partnership of the SOS Corail (SOS Coral) program started by the Fondation de la Mer et IFRECOR (Initiative française pour les récifs coralliens - French Initiative for Coral Reefs).
As particularly fragile ecosystems, over 50% of coral reefs have already disappeared.
Through this program, we financially support scientifically validated, high-impact programs to protect and restore coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves all around the world.
This support echoes the scientific study carried out by a specialized and independent laboratory showing our sunscreens are completely non-toxic to marine life (including corals).
Action Against Ocean Plastic Pollution
Founded in 2018, Wings of the Ocean is a French group working to remediate pollution. Through missions raising public awareness about plastic pollution, it also organizes clean-ups of coastal areas, river beds, and ports.
For the past three years, and in three major projects: the Southern Mission, The Berre Lagoon, and Atlantic Kraken, teams of up to 500 volunteers carried out 320 clean-ups, and gathered 75 tons of trash in France and Europe.
We support them on their Southern Mission, and through the solidarity rounding on our website.
Protecting the Oceans and the Coasts
Initiated in 2013 by Raphaëla le Gouvello, Respect Ocean is an advocacy group (of businesses, maritime organizations, and NGOs) for sustainable economic development related to the protection of our oceans and coastlines.
Our relationship with the ocean is part of our DNA at Laboratoires de Biarritz, and as such, it was clear that we needed to collaborate with the group.
We support them especially through the solidarity rounding on our website. And as a privileged partner, we also participate in the Marine Biodiversity & Economy Program in the "Cosmetics & Ocean Protection" workgroup.
Conserving Water, the source of life
Fondation Eau, Neige et Glace (Water, Snow, and Ice Foundation)
Created in 2009 by Serge Martinot under the aegis of the Fondation de France (France Foundation), the mission of the Fondation Eau Neige et Glace is to raise awareness to incite a change in our behavior and reduce our impact on water resources.
Based in Annecy in Haute Savoie, the group is close to the three largest glacier-melt lakes in France, as well as Mont Blanc and its melting glaciers.
At the heart of this fragile ecosystem, it strives to give back 100% pure water to the natural world.
We are providing them with long-term help, in the "L'eau des Rives [Water of the Shores]" program that has the objective to put in place scientific analysis of, and to support and coordinate educational programs regarding micro-pollution in mountain lakes.
Conserving Water, the Source of Life
Created in 2009, Water Family - Du Flocon à la Vague is an officially recognized public interest organization.
It works for the conservation of Water as a whole, our Health, and All of Life.
To do so, it makes educational programs and tools for schoolchildren, businesses, and events.
Thanks to a positive educational approach and promoting good habits, it has raised awareness among more than 20 000 young people each year.
With 9 antennas in France, it also contributes to raising awareness among over 1000 workers with the help of more than 150 ambassadors.
We provide financial support, including among other things the donation of 1% of our sales in our Baby Care range in 2021 and all the proceeds of sales occurring on Blue Friday.