Helen’s short circuits: a responsible approach to the environment and local development?

At Helen's, we're proud to work closely with local producers to offer our customers fresh, seasonal produce.

At Helen’s, we’re proud to work closely with local producers to offer our customers fresh, seasonal produce.

By choosing to give priority to short distribution channels, we support the economic development of our region and encourage local, responsible agriculture. This approach also enables us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions linked to transport.

The impact of using short distribution channels in the gastronomy sector is not limited to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This approach also maintains a close link between local producers and chefs, encouraging the exchange of know-how and the development of culinary creativity.

For example, chefs can adapt to seasonal changes by using local and seasonal produce to create new dishes. What’s more, by showcasing local products, we develop regional pride and a strong culinary identity. All this benefits future customers, who can appreciate the quality of fresh, tasty and environmentally-friendly products, while supporting the local economy and reducing their carbon footprint.


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At Helen, we have been committed to a responsible purchasing policy for over 10 years.

But what is a responsible purchasing policy?

A responsible purchasing policy means taking into account the social, environmental and economic impacts of our purchasing decisions. It aims to reconcile the challenges of sustainable development with the company’s operational needs. This means giving preference to local and fair-trade suppliers, favoring eco-responsible products and recyclable materials, limiting the environmental impact of transport, and working in partnership with suppliers to improve working conditions and reduce social and environmental risks in the supply chain. By choosing a responsible purchasing policy, we reinforce our social responsibility and contribute to building a more sustainable and equitable world.

This virtuous approach now enables us to collaborate with our local producers and offer our customers fresh, quality products that respect the environment. And we are convinced that this collaborative approach is essential to building a sustainable and responsible future.

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