Our origins

There have been many significant moments in our company’s history. Here are some that have been key to our great venture. A venture shared by women and men motivated by a desire to give another meaning to food.

1963

Robert Bonneterre founds his eponymous business.

1970

Régis Pelen creates Distriborg in Saint Genis-Laval.

1980

The brand Le Sillon is born.

1988

We launch the Bjorg brand.

1992

We assist our Swiss Master Chocolatier with transitioning over to organic ingredients.

1993

The Evernat brand is added to our creations.

1994

We welcome Bonneterre into our family.

1999

Gayelord Hauser strengthens our expertise in dietetics and nutrition.

2000

We unite our forces with the Wessanen group.

2008

We innovatively develop the Japanese cooking brand Tanoshi.

2009

Our Bjorg brand commits to a large-scale programme based on optimising essential fatty acids and substituting palm oil.

2012

We recruit 5 sheep to mow our lawns.

2012

The Clipper brand and their teas cross the Atlantic to join our group.

2012

We organise our first ‘Organic Day’ to communicate the values of organic production to all our collaborators.

2013

Alter Eco shows us the way with fair trade production.

2013

We offer our employees the opportunity to collect a weekly fruit and vegetable basket containing local and organic produce.

2013

On Organic Kids Day we invite our employees’ children to participate in educational workshops based on organic farming and the environment.

2013

We support a great cause by participating in “Courir pour elles”, a fun-run raising awareness of breast cancer.

2013

We create the first organic charcuterie (cured meats) supply chain, from within the Vendée region in France.

2013

We are certified with the Lyon Ville Equitable & Durable label, awarded by the City of Lyon for our sustainable and fair-trade practices.

2014

We increase our production capacities of plant-based milks by creating closer links with Abafoods.

2014

Thursdays are declared Veggie Day! To cut back on meat consumption.

2015

We are labelled Bio entreprise durable (Sustainable Organic Business) and we renew our ISO 26000 (Social responsibility).

2016

We expand the family with Destination’s organic teas and coffees.

2016

We become Bjorg, Bonneterre & Compagnie.

2017

We become the 1st French food industry company to obtain BCorp ™ certification

2018

We are launching our foundation Bjorg, Bonneterre et Citoyens