Nature et Decouvertes
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Founded in 1990, Nature & Découvertes has 97 shops: 85 in France and 12 between Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Reconnect city-dwellers to nature and invite them to embrace a slow life : Nature & Découvertes is full of items to tantalise a curious mind, they awaken a lust for adventure and hiking in the great outdoors, rekindling the sense of discovery and stimulating the senses. The concept of the store goes beyond sustainable and fair trade, we offer a range of activities (birthdays, excursions, workshops, etc.) to open the doors of the natural world with enthusiasts. A natural sanctuary in the heart of the city: Nature & Découvertes offers a sensory experience in its stores. Its realms are the very essence of natural well-being, harmony and aromas, travel, outdoor sporting activities, games and toys for children, inspired by the teachings of Maria Montessori. An ecosystem to sustain biodiversity: Founded in 1994, the Nature & Découvertes Foundation receives 10% of the company's net profits, as well as € 1 for each subscription to the Nature & Découvertes club loyalty scheme. In 27 years, the Foundation has supported over 2800 projects aimed at protecting nature and educating individuals about nature, and has invested 13.7 M €.
Overall B Impact Score
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