What is the EPV label ?
The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label is awarded by the State. The company must have a specific economic heritage resulting from manufacturing experience. It must have equipment, tools or machines of rare techniques, and/or industrial property rights, and/or implement an active approach to creation and innovation.
The company wishing to obtain the EPV label must also possess rare know-how based on the mastery of traditional or highly technical manufacturing techniques, and/or train employees internally, particularly apprentices, in these skills.
Finally, the company must have a well-known name or brand, and/or have a socially responsible approach, and/or have been established for more than 50 years in the same geographical area, as is the case at Laulhère, our production has been in the south-west of France, in Oloron Sainte-Marie, for 180 years.