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EVERYTHING YOU
NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT OCEANS

PRESERVE THE OCEANS, FOR OUR PRESENT AND OUR FUTURE.

The seven seas, the big blue...many expressions are used to talk about our oceans. They represent 2/3 of our planet.
The survival of many populations and species depend on them. But their beauty hides another reality: their balance is under threat.

PROTECT YOUR SKIN, RESPECT THE OCEAN

Eau Thermale Avène is committed to providing the best sun protection for your skin while minimizing the environmental impact of our products.

Context and key figures

Oceans are home to the largest share of life, act as nature's source and regulate the essential elements for climatic balance.

Context and key figures

HOWEVER, TODAY THE WORLD'S LUNG IS ON THE VERGE OF SUFFOCATION:

1 - Global warming
2 - Rise in water levels (+19 cm in the 20th century).
3 - Increasing (reduction in water pH) acidification.
4 - Non-biodegradable pollution (hydrocarbons, plastics, radioactive waste).
5 - Depletion of oxygen
6 - Over-exploitation of resources

This damage has driven some species to extinction.

Context and key figures

Save
the corals.

Corals play a central role in the marine ecosystem. They represent:
- A source of food and shelter for many plants, bacteria and fish.
- Protection of soils and coastlines from runoff and/or erosion.
- Less damage from hurricanes or tsunamis.

Corals are therefore a vital link in the survival of marine ecosystems.

Scattered throughout all the world's seas and found at various depths, corals can live for thousands of years.

But...

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OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

More than just sun protection, Eau Thermale Avène Sun Care products meet two objectives: to protect your skin and respect the environment.* *Gamme Orange SPF 50+

OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

FOR YOUR SKIN...

- 4 sun filters: reduced in number and concentration for optimal skin tolerance.
- Extremely broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection.
- Very high DNA protection.
- Proven photostability, long-lasting protection.

OUR FORMULATION CHARTER

FOR THE OCEAN...

- 4 sun filters: reduced in number and concentration in order to minimize the impact on marine life.
- Rigorous selection of ingredients, making our formulas more biodegradable* and more difficult for marine organisms to digest**.

*No silicones.
**No water-soluble filters.

PUR PROJET COMMITMENT

A project with a mission to regenerate marine ecosystems in Indonesia, with the help of local communities.

PUR PROJET COMMITMENT

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Who are they?
A social enterprise that helps companies to restore the ecosystems they depend on.

Eau Thermale Avène supports the Pejarakan project located to the north-west of the island of Bali, in Indonesia.

Why this project?
Just a few years ago, these sea beds were dying due to rising temperatures, cyanide and dynamite fishing, and more recently, the devastating climatic effects of El Niño.

What's the purpose?
The Pejarakan project helps to:
- Create and restore coral reefs.
- Develop sustainable coral aquaculture.
- Involve local populations.

PUR PROJET COMMITMENT

Overview of initiatives led

Pur Projet and Eau Thermale Avène are working together to build an artificial reef where coral fragments will be transplanted.

At end 2017:
1,855 corals
were planted in the artificial reef.

97%
a very encouraging survival rate.

2 to 3 weekly dives
conducted by the Pokmasta team to guarantee proper coral development.

The first structures,
once installed, prompted a return of marine fauna.

PUR PROJET COMMITMENT

Eau Thermale Avène is partnering with Pur Projet for a socio-environmental program in Indonesia. Together, they are working to preserve the marine ecosystem in the village of Pejarakan with the help of local communities.

To make this mission a success, the on-site Pokmasta team was trained in diving and identification of coral and fish species and was trained in underwater cleanup.

More generally speaking, local communities were educated about respecting seabeds. This also enabled the development of a sustainable tourism infrastructure as well as job creation.

The Pokmasta team thereby constructed metal structures upon which they transplanted coral fragments.

To prevent contamination, the corals added to the metal structure are those presenting no sign of disease. Only loose fragments are collected, no coral is taken directly from a natural coral reef.

The fragments are collected in woven baskets and transported to the project site by boat. Coral can survive out of water for several hours by covering itself with a fine layer of mucus.

The metal structures are placed at depths between three and seven meters, over an area of one hectare, two hundred meters from the coastline.

Part of the artificial reef is built using BIOROCK technology. It involves passing a weak electrical current through the metal structures to promote the accumulation of minerals which are naturally present in seawater. This deposit then provides a surface on which coral can grow.

Other structures are built using metal frames filled with limestone. The coral is attached using nails which are driven into the limestone.

The objective is to install 21 metal structures by the end of 2018: 8 Biorock and 13 non-electrified structures.

Be responsable

From the selection of raw materials to the finished product, our sun care products meet a dual objective: to protect humankind and to respect the environment.

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Rigorously
selected
ingredients.

Our products are designed with ingredients selected for their efficacy and safety.

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Formulas under high
surveillance.

They are meticulously inspected to meet quality, performance and safety criteria for Human use.

- Tolerance tested by dermatologists and expert toxicologists.
- Efficacy proven through several clinical studies.

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Limited
environmental
impact

Since 2009, Eau Thermale Avène has researched, quantified and set objectives to better save and preserve our resources.

This voluntary approach results in:
- Reduced water consumption (-40%),
- Reduced CO2 emissions (-700 tons of CO2),
- Reduced use of electricity (-27%),
- 100% green electricity,
- Waste recovery > 90%.

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Grouping of resources to reduce pollution.

Our desire to improve our carbon footprint is not limited to our production processes...

Optimizing our deliveries eliminates 5.7 tons of CO2 pollution.

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Product
follow-up

Our mission doesn't end with the marketing of our products.

Our cosmetovigilance department guarantees follow-up for our products after they've been put to market.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Take action today,
for the future

An eco-responsible approach with a long-term commitment. Sun care products are a public health matter and also of environmental concern.

We are therefore committed to taking up this dual challenge: to offer optimal UVB-UVA protection while minimizing our impact on the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

«WE'RE JUST AS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING UNDER THE SURFACE OF OUR OCEANS AS WE ARE ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR SKIN...»

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

A responsible
brand

From raw materials to finished product, from formulation to packaging, our Sun Care products meet the highest standards of quality, efficacy and safety.

What does this mean ?
- Ingredients rigorously selected for their safety and efficacy.
- Tests of efficacy and tolerance under dermatological control.
- A voluntary approach to reduce our ecological footprint.
- Grouping of transportation to reduce pollution.
- Post-marketing follow-up on products by our cosmetovigilance department.

In short, these are initiatives that help protect Humankind and the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Since 2013, Eau Thermale Avène has established an exclusive and long-lasting partnership with the European Skin Cancer Foundation, supporting its actions in the fight against skin cancer.

We therefore support :
- The Sun Pass Project : educational training projects in schools and nurseries.
- The Class Project : training of doctors and dermatologists to screen, diagnose and treat melanoma.

We design educational tools :
- Brochures and posters about the harmful effects of the Sun and the right habits to adopt.
- Games books distributed in pharmacies.

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OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Pur projet

Because corals form the foundations of the oceans...
We have partnered with Pur Projet for a socio-environmental program to restore corals and protect the marine ecosystem.
This project is based in Indonesia and enables us to :

- Create and restore coral reefs.
- Develop sustainable coral aquaculture.
- Involve local populations.

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UV INDEX

A scale for Evaluating the riskw
Caused by UV radiation

The uv index expresses the intensity of UV radiation when it reaches the Earth's surface.

The higher the UV index, the higher the risk of skin and eye lesions.

It varies according to several factors:

- The Sun's position : the higher the position of the Sun in the sky, the more intense the radiation. This varies according to time of day. Intensity peaks between 11 am and 4 pm; this is called "solar noon".
- Altitude : the higher we are, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Latitude : UV radiation intensifies the closer we get to the equator.
- Cloud cover : the denser the cloud cover, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Reflection : UV rays are reflected with more or less intensity depending on the surface, which emphasizes how dangerous they are.
Grass: 3% of UV rays are reflected.
Water: 5% to 20%.
Sand: 15%.
Snow: 70%.
Ice: 90%.

UV INDEX ?

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A TWOFOLD COMMITMENT

Offer optimal UVB-UVA protection while minimizing our environmental impact.

EVERYTHING YOU
NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE SUN

UNDERSTAND IT BETTER TO ENJOY IT BETTER.

The Sun is the star that provides energy for life on Earth. It gives off light, boosts your mood, and is synonymous with happiness, holidays and fun.
But it can also be dangerous and harmful to your body.

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