They know the importance of ecosystems and soils for the quality of Avène Thermal Spring Water and how sustainable development issues are taken into account in managing our activities. Séverine Roullet-Furnemont, CSR and Sustainable Development Director of the Pierre Fabre Group and Sandrine Bessou Touya, Head of the Water Research Centre and Director of Applied Research for Dermo-Cosmetics R&D – Personal Care, ensure that this unique and natural resource is preserved and get involved in societal and environmental concerns, through concrete actions. Joint interview.
What strikes you when you arrive at the Avène Hydrotherapy Centre?
Sandrine Bessou-Touya: First, the path that leads to it, protected from any visual or noise pollution. Then, there’s this feeling of being at the heart of the elements, at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, mountain and continental landscapes and climates.
Séverine Roullet-Furnemont: Nature, omnipresent. We are in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc Natural Regional Park. It’s like a timeless journey.