What does “CCF” (Certified Clarins Farm) stand for?
Partners marked ‘CCF’ meet the highest level of requirements for sourcing our plants, as defined in Clarins’ Charter for Responsible Sourcing available on Clarins.com. The criteria are: certified organic agriculture + traceability right down to the harvest area + a long-term contract between Clarins and the supplier.
Why doesn’t Clarins use only organic ingredients?
The Clarins Charter for Responsible Sourcing is based on criteria used for regenerative farming practices, which are even more demanding those used to guarantee organic ingredients. To be classified as compliant with regenerative farming, the processes and ingredients have to protect the environment while respecting local populations, a commitment in line with the Clarins philosophy.
With that said, Clarins prioritises plant extracts harvested using certified organic agriculture. Currently, 59% of our Herbarium is made up of organic plants. We aim to reach 80% by 2025.
For ingredients that are neither organically grown nor certified organic, we work as much as possible to convert them to organic with our suppliers. In 2021 alone, we have supported and confirmed 13 conversions to organic.