Today, the Confiserie du Roy René is a hundred years old and has been awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) label. The company perpetuates its know-how and traditions while actively committing itself to the preservation of the environment and favoring short supply chains. Through the various actions it has taken, Le Roy René, which is now located in a Mediterranean Sustainable Building, has optimized the way it produces its sweets while reducing its ecological footprint. This dual commitment to respect the environment and the search for excellence is reflected in various collaborations and actions.
Act for Planet et le Roy René soutiennent également la filière apicole et participent à la protection des oiseaux avec la Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux.
The Roy René factory is housed in an eco-responsible building with the Bâtiment Durable Méditerranéen (Mediterranean Sustainable Building) label, a first in the agri-food sector in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The building is made up of 1,000 blocks of Castillon stone, reminiscent of the streets of Aix. This highly inert material provides excellent insulation. Electrical control and energy savings are a priority; thus the roof of the building is covered with 1200 solar panels whose power is equivalent to 750f the site's useful power. The factory is also equipped with a biological purification station, heat pumps, and manages its green spaces in bio.
Afin de favoriser le recyclage des emballages, le Roy René effectue un choix rigoureux de ses matériaux :
Sélection de cartons issus de forêts gérées durablement, utilisation de métal et de verre étant recyclables à l’infini.
Sélection de méthodes d’impression responsables par l’utilisation d’encres végétales.
Utilisation minimale de plastique pour le maintien de la fraîcheur et la réduction du gaspillage alimentaire.
Suppression des perturbateurs de tri.
A long-lasting relationship has been established with producers to revive the cultivation of the almond tree in Provence, by offering them a large local outlet thanks to long-term purchase contracts.
Le Roy René is IFS (International Featured Standards) certified, which guarantees a high level of quality and food safety. These commitments have led the company to be awarded the PME+ label, in accordance with specifications derived from the ISO 26 000 standard. The objective is to guarantee the CSR policy implemented on the basis of a rigorous and demanding reference framework and always in a continuous progress and improvement process.
Now a century old, Le Roy René is proud to have preserved the traditional know-how passed down through three generations. The company has been awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) label, which places it among the French houses of excellence.
As such, the company invests in learning and "tourism of know-how", with the Calisson Museum, in the respect and preservation of the heritage values of its territory.
The search for excellence also leads us to continue to invest in our production tools in order to modernise them and limit our environmental impact. It is in this context that the company has benefited from aid granted by the FEADER "European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Europe invests in rural areas". We would like to thank the European Union, the SUD PACA Region and the Bouches du Rhône Departmental Council for their financial support
Soucieux d'encourager la parité, Le Roy René veille à défendre l'égalité homme femme. Ces efforts se reflètent dans la note de 82/100 obtenue auprès de la Direction Régionale des Entreprises, de la Concurrence, de la Consommation, du Travail et de l'Emploi* pour l'année 2021. Dans le cadre du respect de l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes au sein des sociétés, les entreprises de plus de 50 salariés calculent tous les ans des indicateurs relatifs aux écarts de rémunération entre les hommes et les femmes.