Charles Kloboukoff, founder and chairman of Compagnie Biodiversité

"We retain our independence in order to safeguard our beliefs and perpetuate our environmental and quality commitments: bringing together family-run French organic SMEs in a market dominated by multinationals; offering a development alternative to organic agribusiness with no traceability, and strengthening the French organic agricultural and plant sectors; favouring local supply chains and offering healthy, organic, quality products. Our policy is to develop processing facilities near regional farming production, coupled with strong brands. We develop close relationships with retailers who are committed to sustainably expanding the quality organic product sector. Compagnie Biodiversité seeks out alliances and ecological and social cooperation that deliver a positive social impact. We strive to preserve biodiversity and nature's riches, through our economic commitments and our policy of supporting charities, and to restore the honourable standing of business in society. We want to harness the economy to serve noble, shared objectives. And we will be judged over the long term!"

Didier Perréol, deputy chairman of Compagnie Biodiversité

"The combining of two of the leading organic manufacturers, one distributed in organic shops, the other through multiple channels, will create new jobs in France and international growth synergies. We wish to continue our development with the family spirit of our beginnings. We are building our future around a common philosophy based on people, a healthy diet and environmental protection. Our two businesses, active in complementary fields, will be able to pool their resources to champion causes that serve the common interest."