In addition to its importance for the French food economy, keeping orchards is essential to preserve the landscapes, the economy and the intergenerational social cohesion of territories, its surfaces being difficult to use for other crops. To ensure quality of fruit production, arborists carry out technical gestures that generate quantities of co-products (branches, flowers, leaves and fruits), available and not valued. Based on these co-products, ChestNut develops innovative extracts for the cosmetics and wellness industries in its laboratory in Valence, France. The development and production of these extracts are based on securing short and local chains, according to acircular economy principle and in partnership with all its operators.
To develop a strong partnership with the arborists by creating new economic opportunities through the use of non-valued co-products that are not sensitive to climatic variations.
To work closely with arborists in order to support sustainable arboriculture and to promote IGP (French Protected Geographical Indication).
To eco-design manufacturing processes that are sustainable and insure consumer safety
To know the botany of local eco-systems in order to select varieties allowing the production of specific extracts.