New shareholders, a new CSR policy and clear ambitions: the safety assessment and regulatory compliance firm dedicated to the cosmetics industry intends to continue its development on a global scale.
“We have developed a focused strategic plan that will fuel the company’s growth and provide new levels of service to our clients in Europe and Asia,” explains Dr Frederic Lebreux, the new CEO of Biorius.
A “third revolution”, according to the manager, which comes with the arrival of new shareholders, providing the financial muscle required to increase the company’s capacity
“We are strengthening organic growth with our new office in Seoul, greatly improving our services to the dynamic Asian market,” said Frédéric Lebreux. “We are further investing in state-of-the-art IT tools, diversifying our activities and exploring opportunities for new acquisitions.”
Biorius has also committed to making a real impact on the environment by launching a carbon footprint reduction program as well as investing in the reforestation of Madagascar. A Biorius tree nursery will be unveiled later this year. The nursery will plant and care for tens of thousands of trees throughout Madagascar. The project is led by the non-profit association “Graine de Vie”, which intends to help adversely affected Madagascan ecosystems while improving the resilience of the local economies.
The first Biorius revolution, in 2015-2016, led to the streamlining of its processes and a major improvement in technical know-how. This entire redevelopment of services, coupled with investments in-house IT tools, opened the door to leading cosmetic brands seeking to improve quality and efficiency.
Biorius completed its second revolution in 2019 with the creation of its 4th office in Toulouse (France), a center specialized in toxicology and safety assessment. “This office was strategically important for our expansion and the improvement of our European coverage, which includes Brussels, our original headquarters plus Luxembourg and London, offering a post-Brexit solution to our clients,” explained Lebreux. This robust organic growth was further reinforced by the acquisition of CERT (Saint-Malo, France), an indirect competitor of Biorius, offering a full certification service to the cosmetic industry.
Biorius is one of the leading safety assessment and regulatory compliance firm dedicated to the cosmetic industry. The company is responsible for more than 10,000 cosmetic products in the EU and offers its regulatory services around the world with offices in Manage (Begium), London (UK), Toulouse (France), St-Malo (France) and Luxembourg. Biorius employs 50 people and provides a wide range of services, including cosmetic certification, ingredients safety assessment and REACH Downstream Users’ Obligations.