Social responsibility

Clarins works for the community.

As corporate citizens of the world, we encourage innovation and remain fully committed to medical, humanitarian and environmental projects.

Health and well-being for all, education and helping children, and biodiversity conservation are the top three areas targeted by Clarins' voluntary and long-term initiatives to benefit people and the planet.

All of these initiatives share the common goal of being sustainable and serving future generations.

Since 2011, Clarins has been committed to the social undertaking of ending malnutrition and illiteracy among disadvantaged children.

Since 2011, Clarins has been committed to the social undertaking of ending malnutrition and illiteracy among disadvantaged children.

Clarins believes that beauty comes from the heart and is expressed by taking direct action to protect the planet, and to help those less fortunate.”

Olivier Courtin-Clarins

Beauty taken seriously.
Health and well-being taken to heart.

The Clarins Group believes that beauty contributes to health and well-being. We provide emotional support to women with cancer through two associations: Etincelle and Belle & Bien. Body treatment booths and beauty training are provided by Etincelle; beauty workshops are hosted by Belle & Bien.

Clarins has supported Fondation Arthritis since 1989.

Clarins has supported Fondation Arthritis since 1989.

Clarins supports Medical Research with the Fondation Arthritis, whose operating expenses it finances in full. Created in 1989 at the initiative of Jacques Courtin-Clarins and Denis Bloch—the former Association for Polyarthritis Research became a public interest foundation in 2006. Under the guardianship of Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins, the Fondation Arthritis took on new momentum—giving hope to and improving the quality of patients’ lives, while contributing to innovative new avenues of research.

Supporting the cause of children.

When you protect nature, you protect the future. And the future lies in our children.”

Christian Courtin-Clarins

Taking direct action to help children empowers them to change their own lives and the futures of their communities. That is the purpose of the Clarins Dynamic Woman Award. Created in 1997 to mark the 10th anniversary of Eau Dynamisante, the award supports women who devote themselves to helping the lives of children in need.

More than just an award, it's a strong bond established between Clarins and the award winners, between the award winners themselves and Clarins employees—proud of supporting these generous and long-term initiatives. The award has been presented in 14 countries. To date, more than 75 women worldwide have received this honour.

Feeding children to build a future.

The FEED Clarins partnership—working together to end world hunger.

The FEED Clarins partnership—working together to end world hunger.

With so many children around the world suffering from hunger, and without access to education, Clarins has become strongly committed to the FEED Project.

FEED is a social cause company, founded by Lauren Bush-Lauren in 2007. It strives to feed children from the poorest countries, and to help them attend school.

Initiated in 2011, the FEED Clarins partnership had provided more than 10 million meals by the end of 2015—with more to come.

Saving plants to save people.

Clarins supports water access and local development programs with Jardins du Monde. Transfer of knowledge with health manuals on medicinal plants.

Clarins supports water access and local development programs with Jardins du Monde. Transfer of knowledge with health manuals on medicinal plants.

In supporting the humanitarian association Jardins du Monde, Clarins helps disadvantaged communities create their own pharmacopeias based on indigenous plant life.

Alongside Jean-Pierre Nicolas, an ethnobotanist and founder of the Jardins du Monde, Clarins contributes to the creation of educational gardens in Madagascar and Burkina Faso, with a view to helping the most isolated and poorest communities look after themselves and take control of their development.

By growing local plants that treat the most prevalent illnesses, communities can utilize ancestral knowledge, and develop an effective and suitable health care system independently.
This role of "knowledge broker" continues with the publishing of books that collect and report medicinal findings of plants obtained in this manner.

Educational gardens: open-air pharmacies, sustainable and free for those without access to traditional medicine.

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