The Pierre-Fabre group has just signed a partnership with the start-up Phénix, in order to redistribute unsold products to people in precarious situations.
Nearly 250 pallets of hygiene and skin care products were thus donated to twelve Toulouse associations that are partners of Phenix.
This partnership anticipates the implementation of the law against waste and for the circular economy, imposing from January 1, 2022 a second life to hygiene and childcare products by donating unsold items.
It's not just unsold food products that have a second life!
This issue of anti-waste also applies to unsold non-food items such as hygiene or care products.
To no longer throw away entire pallets that have not found takers, the pharmaceutical group Pierre Fabre, located in the Tarn, has just signed a partnership with the start-up Phenix, in order to redistribute these products to people in precarious situations.
Redistributed by twelve Toulouse associations
Thus, nearly 250 pallets of hygiene and skin care products from the Eau Thermale, Avène, A-Derma, Ducray, Klorane, René Furterer and hydroalcoholic gels from the Ducray brand have just been donated to twelve Toulouse associations that are partners of Phenix, including Secours Populaire, the Red Cross, the Restos du Cœur, the Food Bank, and even PHARMA solidarity. The latter distributed these hygiene products to poor people.
“These are unsold products due to a change in packaging, brands, dormant stocks or a labeling problem, which should have been destroyed, costing the company money,” explains Jean Moreau, the founder of Phénix, originally from Toulouse, whom he left for his higher education.
With unsold donations, Pierre Fabre participates in this economy of reuse.
It is the first brick of a recurring and lasting process with distribution operations which will continue this year ”.
Donations according to the needs of the field
This partnership anticipates the implementation of the law against waste and for the circular economy (AGEC law), imposing from January 1, 2022 a second life to hygiene and childcare products by donating unsold products. “In anticipation of the AGEC law, the Pierre Fabre group is doing everything possible to optimize its unsold donations,” emphasizes Florence Guillaume, Green Mission Pierre Fabre director. Work with our production and distribution sites is underway in order to be able to establish automatic processes in the management of product returns and their routing to Phénix for optimal distribution to the requesting associations ”
The start-up Phenix acts as intermediaries between the pharmaceutical group and the associations concerned.
According to the needs identified in the field, Phenix is responsible for finding the corresponding products from donor companies.
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