Developer and producer of high-tech active ingredients from the plant, marine and microbial worlds. Today it affects 4 sectors of outlets : cosmetic (L’Oreal, Lancaster, Chanel, Dior, Clarins, and others), pharmacy (Sanofi, Roussel-Uclaf, etc.), nutraceuticals (tablets sold in supermarkets) and agronomy (manufacturers, sugar beet growers of the Somme, cereal growers of the Beauce, Limagrain – for example for wheat diseases)

The Group is composed of four companies : GREENTECH, GREENSEA (algae and microalgae), BIOVITIS (microorganisms) and MAPRIC (Brazilian biodiversity). Present on all continents, in more than 30 countries of the world, thanks to a network of local distributors. 60% of turnover from exports in USA, Germany, Brazil, Italy, China, Canada, Spain, Poland, Japan.
With its own foundation, the GREENTECH Corporate Foundation, at the origin of the SPIM*, congress of world experts on the latest scientific advances in skin physiology (* Skin Physiology International Meeting in Vichy)

In the top 10 global companies in plant biotechnology

Some facts and figures

  • Three subsidiaries, in Germany, the United States, and Brazil (+ a project in China for 2020)
  • Group composed of 190 employees; almost a third are researchers and nearly 10% are PhDs.
  • One hundred active ingredients and 4,000 plant extracts.
  • 1,000 tons of imported raw materials per year from 50 countries (from Tasmania to Fiji via Scandinavia). Certified ISO 22716 and GMPc.
  • More than 30 patents


  • October 2017 : Frost & Sullivan European Innovation Award for its new URBALYS active, distinguishing it in the competitive anti-pollution ingredients market.
  • November 2014 : Grand Prix of the French Society of Cosmetology.
  • March 2014 : European Innovation Award Frost & Sullivan for a new dandruff reducer agent, DANDRILYS

Resolutely pioneering

  • First to be engaged in a sustainable development and fair trade approach, based on long-term partnerships (in Peru, Burkina Faso, Madagascar to name but a few)
  • First to settle in Biopole (1995) and first to be certified organic (2002).
  • First to benefit from the competitiveness and employment tax credit (CICE) in 2013.
  • First to have a biofertilizer based on microorganisms approved in France (today used on more than 100,000 hectares in France).


  • Polar expeditions to collect microorganisms resistant to freezing temperatures and UV.
  • Relaunch of forgotten cultures like the Inca Inchi * in Peru (* vegetable oil rich in omega 3)

  • Research of bioactive molecules everywhere: in hot springs in Auvergne, in the atmosphere, etc.


Managed by Jean Yves Berthon