Discover Léa Nature’s story from 1993 to 2018

 

Specialized in its creation in 1993 in the herbal medicine, the fate of the Laboratory of food balance (LEA) fell over towards the bio from 1995.
Find in dates, the big stages which made history of LÉA NATURE.

2018

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Léa Nature célèbre ses 25 ans.

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Campagne engagée de Léa Nature et des Amis de la Terre sur l’huile de palme dans les carburants

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Nouvelle opération « Tous engagés de nature » en grande distribution

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2017

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Deuxième campagne engagée de la Fondation sur les perturbateurs endocriniens

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Léa Nature, sa Fondation et la marque Jardin BiO sont partenaires de la Mini-Transat La Boulangère

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Le siège de Léa Nature agréé « Refuge LPO »

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Projet d’une nouvelle unité de production cosmétique bio à Périgny (17)

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Lancement de l’opération « Tous engagés de nature » en grande distribution

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2016

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Ouverture du BiO’Pôle de Léa

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Première campagne engagée de la Fondation sur les perturbateurs endocriniens

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Construction de l’usine de sachets repas à Damazan (47)

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Rachat du site industriel de Delphi à Périgny (17). 15 ha, 20 000 m2 de bâtiments

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2015

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Début de la construction du BiO’Pôle de Léa.

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The Jardin BiO gluten-free line is launched.

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Vitamont celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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Awareness-raising campaign by the Foundation for plastic-free oceans.

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2014

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The ILE DE RÉ® brand of cosmetics is launched.

Ile de Ré® | Cosmétiques | Léa Nature
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Acquisition of Alpha Nutrition, a manufacturer of gluten-free products.

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The COMPAGNIE BIODIVERSITÉ holding company takes a majority stake in Ekibio.

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Awareness-raising campaign on seed freedom by the Foundation.

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2013

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Twentieth anniversary of LÉA NATURE

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SO’BiO étic Baby®, a baby-care line, is launched.

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Conference on the Environment held with Nicolas Hulot.

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Press campaign by Fondation LÉA NATURE / JARDIN BiO for a greener CAP (common agricultural policy) in association with the Fondation Nicolas Hulot.

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Ecocert 26000 certification for excellence in CSR and Climate Commitment.

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Charles Kloboukoff’s book, Itinéraire d’un Entrepreneur Engagé (itinerary of an entrepreneur with a mission), is published.

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2012

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LÉA NATURE becomes the umbrella brand for all of its sub-brands.

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LÉA NATURE is seen on TV along with Jardin BiO’, SO’BiO étic® and Floressance, with the « engagé de nature » (dedicated to nature) slogan.

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The SO’BiO étic® Donkey Milk line is launched.

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Press campaign on pesticides, in association with Générations Futures.

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The first Notes en Vert Festival is held in Périgny (Charente-Maritime, France), featuring a nature village and world music.

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Construction of a new 3,000-square-meter logistical warehouse

2011

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The Eau Thermale JONZAC brand is launched under a partnership with the town of Jonzac (Charente-Maritime, France) and becomes the first line of organic dermocosmetics containing thermal spring water.

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Creation of Fondation LÉA NATURE / JARDIN BiO.

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Vitamont enters the Bioléa group.

Vitamont | Jus & Boissons 100% bio | Léa Nature
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LÉA NATURE buys into Ekibio.

2010

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SO’BiO étic® is the first brand of organic cosmetic available in retail chains.

SO'BiO étic | cosmétique biologique | Léa Nature
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The Bioléa group of manufacturers is created, and welcomes two companies specializing in prepared fine foods: Kambio and Bio Par Cœur.

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2009

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Biovie is launched, and becomes the first brand of eco-friendly household products available in retail chains.

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The Jardin BiO’ line of single-portion ready meals is launched

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The Research and Development Department of the headquarters is further extended by another 2,000 square meters.

2008

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SO’BiO étic®, our brand of organic cosmetics and personal care products becomes available in retail chains.

SO'BiO étic | cosmétique biologique | Léa Nature
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Press campaign against GMOs.

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2007

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Group brands become members of the 1% for the Planet Club.  1% of total sales is donated to environmental groups.

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The first press campaign about bees is launched.

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2006

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Organic fruit is offered for free to our staff at headquarters.

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A new expansion of the headquarters is started to increase the total surface to 20.000 square meters, using exclusively eco-friendly materials.

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Renewable sources of energy are rolled out:  earth-to-air heat exchangers, solar and photovoltaic panels, heat pumps.

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2005

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Le Jardin Biologique is renamed Jardin Bio’ and the first organic and fair-trade certified food products are launched.

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The first paraben-free cosmetics that contain no petrochemicals whatsoever are developed with argan oil:  Lift’Argan.

Lift'Argan | Soins anti age bio | Léa Nature

2004

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  • A line of organic Natessance baby care products is launched.
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2003

2002

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Floressance launches the first natural vitamines for distribution in retail chains.

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2001

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Additional extension to the headquarters, which now cover 11,000 square meters in total.

2000

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Acquisition of La Maison de Fleurance and the Viver organic cannery.

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Creation of the ethics committee.

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1999

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Move to the new industrial premises in Périgny, covering 7,000 square meters.

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1998

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Creation of Laboratoires Léa Nature which distributes natural cosmetic and skincare products.

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1997

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Investment in the first production line to package organic products as well as gelcaps and capsules.

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1996

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The headquarters of the company move to La Rochelle, France, with a warehouse in the nearby commercial zone of Périgny.

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1995

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The first brand of organic foods, Le Jardin Biologique, is launched and includes spices and organic herb teas.

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1994

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Floressance, a brand of herbal medicine supplements, is launched.

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1993

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EN Foundation of LÉA-INSTITUT VITAL.