A MODEL BASED ON A CIRCULAR, INCLUSIVE AND PARTICIPATORY ECONOMY
At Kadalys, we believe in products from sustainable resources and contribute to the construction of a circular and participatory economy. Our mission: to recycle and recycle the agro-waste and co-products generated by the agro-food industry and in particular the Banana sector of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Each year it is close to 270,000 tonnes of bananas which are transported by boat to Europe. But 15% of them, or 40,000 tonnes, will never be sold because they are damaged, imperfect or alone.
We are giving a second chance to these bananas discarded by the distribution channel, these "forgotten bananas," ugly and single ”and turning it into quality care that's good for your skin and the environment. We are committed to preserving our natural resources to reduce our impact on the environment and to support sustainable French production.We thus collaborate hand in hand with local producers in Martinique and Guadeloupe to reduce food waste, and support their expertise, their environmentally friendly practices and their research program to promote new reasoned cultivation systems and '' intensify varietal research.
For 10 years, producers in Guadeloupe and Martinique have in fact developed a unique model of conservation agriculture that promotes biodiversity and respects the balance fragile between man and nature. Thanks to this, many species are back in their original environment. This partnership also allows us to strengthen the traceability, quality and safety of our main cosmetic active ingredient derived from bananas.
ECOCERT CERTIFICATIONS - COSMEBIO
Members of the Professional Association of Ecological and Organic Cosmetics COSMEBIO, we adhere to their charter of good practices based on the commitment to a scientific approach, ecological and organic cosmetics supervised and controlled, the use of sustainable natural resources.
Our cosmetics are certified natural and organic by ECOCERT, a historical French player in organic farming certification, with:
95% minimum of the ingredients are natural or of natural origin
95% minimum of vegetable ingredients from organic farming
Our products are formulated without silicones, synthetic dyes and fragrances, parabens, glycols (solvents) and ingredients of animal origin.
For treatments developed since January 1, 2017, the COSMOS standard replaces that of ECOCERT. It was developed by five founding members of natural and organic cosmetics in Europe: BDIH (Germany), Cosmebio (France), ECOCERT Greenlife SAS (France), ICEA (Italy), Soil Association (Great Britain). The aim is to harmonize the certification rules for organic and natural cosmetics at European level. It uses the principles of the ECOCERT standard:
Promote the use of ingredients from organic farming
Use production and processing processes that respect the environment and human health
Integrate and develop the concept of "green chemistry"
The Cosmos Organic repository adds new criteria:
5% maximum of the ingredients used as preservatives approved in a restrictive list
20% minimum of the finished product is from organic farming.
Only biodegradable ingredients are accepted.
ORGANIC INGREDIENTS FROM GREEN CHEMISTRY
Green chemistry is clean and gentle chemistry, aimed at minimum impact on the environment. We integrate this concept through 3 fundamental principles:
The use of raw materials of plant origin and therefore renewable
The development of environmentally friendly processes
The production of biodegradable ingredients with low environmental impact.
It is from these three pillars that we have developed our Banana Bio-actives, powerful antioxidant complexes from the skin and pulp of bananas, certified by ECOCERT.
100% OF OUR PACKAGING IS
ECO-DESIGNED AND RECYCLABLE
Eco-design is the fact of taking into account the various environmental constraints in the creation phase. Our desire is to take concrete action to limit environmental costs at all stages of the life cycle of our products and packaging (production, transport, reuse, recycling, etc.).
In order to minimize our ecological impact, 100% of our cases are printed from paper and cardboard from responsible sectors and sustainably managed forests labeled FSC. We also print our instructions inside our cases to save paper. In the same desire to preserve the environment, 100% of our packaging is recyclable.
THE FSC LABEL Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-governmental organization and non-profit that issues an environmental label. It ensures that the production of wood or a wood-based product complies with procedures intended to guarantee sustainable forest management. When it comes to forest management, FSC rules are the strictest and FSC social and environmental requirements are the highest in the world. Find out more
Finally, our beauty cases and our cotton tote bags OEKO-TEX certified are 100% biodegradable, recyclable and reusable. The OEKO-TEX label certifies that the textiles and dyes used (raw material, thread, dye) do not contain any chemical substance harmful to health.
FOR RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION
THE BANANA SYMBOLIZES OUR VISION