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Since its creation in 2010, Noé’s Man & Nature program has managed to bring together and mobilize companies by involving them on field projects and by increasing their awareness about issues surrounding natural ingredients chains improvement (sustainability, traceability, fairness). Thanks to them, Noé participates in biodiversity conservation and improvement of local communities living conditions. 


As an aromatic raw materials producer, Albert Vieille has been involved beween 2012 and 2014 in Peru to support the communities of Veinte de Enero to produce aguaje essential oil that meets international quality requirements while contributing to resource conservation.


Chanel Parfums Beauté supported different projects in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Cambodia between 2012 and 2015. The partnership with Man & Nature confirmed the company's commitment, by contributing to biodiversity conservation and local communities’ development. In 2016 and 2017, the company decided to support the protection of a corridor in Southern Burkina Faso. The objective is to support the protection of elephant using this corridor and to develop income-generating activities (shea butter) with the women.



The constructor Maisons Comeca has supported in 2015 the reforestation of a forest corridor in Nicaragua.

By offsetting its carbon emissions, the company has fought against climate change and has contributed to conservation of the exceptional biodiversity that can be found in this frail tie between North and South America.


To face overexploitation of forest resources near the Saloum Delta National Park in Senegal, Erol Foundation supported between 2015 and 2017 a women entrepreneurship project. 
The creation of sustainable agricultural networks for 1,200 women in the region provides them with a complementary income source while contributing to reducing the pressure on the park's emblematic species. 

The Fondation de France and the French Committee for International Solidarity (CFSI) joined forces in 2009 to launch a programme aiming at strengthening family farming entitled "Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa" (PAFAO). Since 2019, PAFAO has been supporting the development of the beekeeping sector in northern Ghana, on the outskirts of the Molé National Park, with the NGO Northcode.

The Franklinia Foundation is a private foundation under Swiss law created in 2005 that provides financial support for nature conservation projects. Since September 2019, the Foundation supports the conservation of Moabi (Baillonella toxisperma) and Kevazingo (Guibourtia Tessmanii), sacred and mythical species for local communities and indigenous peoples who use them for medicinal and spiritual purposes.


The Foundation Léa Nature supported in 2018 a project implemented by the local NGO Brainforest aiming at improving the productivity of cocoa farms and encouraging agroforestry for a high quality and sustainable cacao production without deforestation.


Lush, a hand-made cosmetics company, supports Man & Nature in its action on vanilla value chain in northern Madagascar and ylang ylang essential oil on Nosy Be island. Lush’s support in 2017 helps structure the subsectors, improve the quality of the products and provide economic benefits to the local populations, while contributing to the conservation of Madagascar's rich biodiversity.



In 2016, Givenchy, a subsidiary of LVMH, supported Man & Nature and its partner the social company Ayitika in Haiti to implement anti-erosion installations in the fields of vetiver producers, to increase the sustainability and the remuneration of their cultures. 



Back in 2010, support from Maisons du Monde allowed Man & Nature to start its activities, based on the "kick start project" principle: the company supports the first year of a selected project and Man & Nature generates interest from other contributors to ensure further funding. Maisons du Monde has supported many projects developed and implemented by Man & Nature in partnership with local NGOs, all around the World: in Gabon, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Kenya, Madagascar, Zambia, Colombia, Peru, Equator and Nicaragua. Their employees are also taking part in "solidarity leaves" on projects sites supported by Man & Nature.

Mane Foundation has supported the production of a new fragrance ingredient by enhancing a plant from Cameroon, following the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. This program, implemented between 2011 and 2018, is considered as an innovative pilot project by the Ministry of Environment in Cameroon. 

Melvita has committed to support a solidarity project in Morocco between 2018 and 2019, by training women in beekeeping in the Morocco's Argan forests. This project has met two concerns: generating new incomes and restoring bees’ population in Sahara, as these bees play a crucial role in maintaining local ecosystems.

The company NAHé Cosmetics markets Pachamamaï's ethical and environmentally friendly products.

Since 2019, NAHé has been supporting the development of the organic and fair trade virgin coconut oil supply chain in the western region of Ghana with the NGO WAPCA.

From 2013 to 2016, Phytodess, a brand of Dessange group, has been supporting Man & Nature in the island of Nosy Be, Madagascar. The brand is demonstrating that it is possible to protect an exceptional site by developing a sustainable production of ylang ylang that contributes to biodiversity conservation and improvement of local populations living conditions. In 2017, Phytodess supported villagers in Burkina Faso to produce Balanites oil and to protect the forest in the area. Since 2018, the company support the production of organic honey and shea butter with communities living around the Mole National Parc in Ghana.


In Madagascar, Pure trade supported between 2014 and 2018 the conservation of the Great Bamboo Lemur, an highly endangered primate species, by contributing to the development of 3 villages surrounding Ranomafana famous National Park.

Its customers value the company’s commitment to biodiversity.

Since 2017, Sisley Foundation supports the women of the Baka communities (Pygmy) in south-eastern Cameroon.
The project aims to develop sustainable economic sectors by helping them in the processing and marketing of the products collected in the forest. It seeks to create synergy between human development and protection of Cameroonian tropical forests.

Founded in 2012, The Sofi Tucker Foundation’s mission is to support the health and general well-being of economically and socially disadvantaged women and their families in the United States and in Africa. Since 2019, the Sofi Tucker Foundation is supporting the development of a community-led organic & fair-trade Virgin Coconut Oil business in the Western Region of Ghana, with the NGO WAPCA. The project contributes to the empowerment of communities in the management of their natural resources and strengthens women entrepreneurship.


From 2013 to 2016, the fragrance designer Technicoflor supported the quality improvement of mint and chamomile essential oils produced by local communities at the border of Bardia National Park in Nepal. It contributed directly to human-animal conflicts resolution, while diversifying production and generating new incomes.


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