A human adventure connected with you.
Definition of the brand Les Bénédictines de Chantelle by the Sisters and employees.
We are gathered around values that we defend :
The link between Sisters and Employees
Every day, we must ensure a good collaboration in the respect of everyone’s life.
This company must allow to develop its gifts, its autonomy, find its place and come to work with happiness and good humor in this privileged place.
Lay employees of the company, suppliers, government, accredited analysis laboratories ... Here is a non-exhaustive list of our partners. But there is one missing that is essential, allowing a link between the company of the Sisters and all these partners : you - the client.
For us "partner" is not an empty word. It means respecting, believing, trying to invent a common future. It is perhaps for all these reasons (and many others) that some of our partners are with us since several decades.
To bring you a different service, human and in line with your expectations.
We hope that you have already noted it or that you will notice it during your next order, we put heart to the work. Of course, we are not robots and happen to make mistakes but know that as in our shop, we answer the phone or messages with a smile. At Chantelle you will always have someone to talk to, or able to answer your questions about the products, your package…
A comment, a question :
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Once upon a time, Chantelle ...
So could begin the fairy tale that we, the employees, live on a daily basis. Of course, we work in a normal and rigorous company, with labor law, regulations, specific objectives to achieve... Nevertheless we consider ourselves privileged. At noon, during the lunch break, nothing prevents us from taking a little tour in the surrounding nature, so varied and so beautiful in all seasons, before returning to work.
In the morning, our multisecular abbey, with its rich history (since 937), opens its doors. The sisters are still at the morning prayer or at the Mass. Already the workshops come alive, the phone begins to ring. Little by little, the sisters join the employees, who at the shop, the accounting, the expeditions; our old sisters, happy to have another activity, work peacefully, to the rhythm of their inner prayer, to what is entrusted to them.
What an adventure ! Since 1954, the community lives from this work, both financially (it is a chance to live in a place as beautiful, but the heritage is expensive...) as a balance of his life of prayer. This community work, started small, with the project to produce and sell quality products, effective, simple, close to nature, has gradually become more complex with the arrival of more stringent standards. We have been able to adapt, hire competent people, diversify distribution networks. The presence of the laity allows our community to continue this beautiful story, to remain open to the world of today, while seriously pursuing its community life of prayer, work and spiritual welcome. But all this is only possible thanks to all of you who have been with us for many years. We hope that this site, imagined with care, will please you and make you want to make it known to others. Without you, the adventure of Chantelle would stop quickly !
Thank you for your loyalty and ... do not hesitate to come visit us! Chantelle is located in a small corner of paradise !
- Number of employees: 10 nuns assisted by 10 lay employees
- Number of products developed: 42 Formulas / 85 packs
- Number of units manufactured: approximately 100,000 units per year
- 5% of the turnover dedicated to Research and Development
- All profits are used to support the sisters, develop the business and maintain the Abbey.
Breakdown of sales turnover 2017
The turnover represented by our exports is today very low since (although the diagram below seems big) our export sales represent only 8% of our global turnover. 92% of our sales are made in France.
If you have contacts or ideas so that we can grow outside our borders, do not hesitate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certifications and labels
In order to guarantee traceability, quality and customer service, the company has been ISO 9001 certified since 2005 and since 2010 has met the ISO 22716 standard "BPF Cosmetics".
Made at the abbey
We are proud to be the only French abbey to develop, manufacture and package care products in the heart of a historic monument. So let's talk about it !!!
This logo gives you the guarantee that this product is:
- Developed internally by our research team at the abbey
- Made in the enclosure of the abbey
- Conditioned by us in the abbey
In summary, 100% Made in Abbey
Conditioned at the abbey
The manufacturing workshops take a lot of space at the abbey and it is difficult to push the walls of such a majestic place. We have therefore chosen to rely on the expertise and know-how of a French partner for the manufacture of our soaps.
This logo gives you the guarantee that this product is
- Developed under the control of our research team
- Made by a Partner that we control regularly
- Conditioned by us in the abbey
TheMONASTIC association brings together more than 200 monastic communities of Christian tradition, which are located in France mainly, but also in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy and Portugal. Governed by the law of July 1, 1901, it was created on July 22, 1989 (publication in the Official Journal of August 16, 1989) in order to deal with the situation of unfair competition resulting from an abusive use of terminology or advertising of monastic appearance. A collective mark, with its logo, has been filed with I.N.P.I. October 5, 1989..
In the meaning of the Ministry of Culture, in the definition of the historical monument, our house is a building receiving a special legal status designed to protect it, because of its historical, artistic, architectural but also technical or scientific interest.
The status of "historic monument" is a recognition by the Nation of the heritage value of a property..
Yes, we assume this responsibility and look forward to continuing to protect our common heritage for many, many years.