September 16/Avignon, France/Prepared Foods magazine –– Naturex is opening its own corporate foundation.

The Naturex Foundation is an independent entity with its own resources, which supports in particular education, medicine and basic necessities in communities from which Naturex derives plant materials, outside of any economic interest.

The Naturex Foundation has already committed itself to support the Moroccan project “Agriculture program for disabled young people”. Driven by “AgriSud” association, in the Moroccan area of Ouarzazate and Zagora, the aim of this project is to promote social integration for young disabled people in the countryside by setting up farms fully integrated in the economic activity and social life.

In addition, the Naturex Foundation has started a partnership with a Peruvian association called “Kalisayas Out Reach,” based in Ninacaca. In this remote area, locals face difficulties on a daily basis, especially regarding care access, education, and means of communication. The foundation will contribute through “Kalisayas Out Reach” to upgrade and improve the dental office, rebuild and refurbish the school, equip and connect an internet center for the town.

The progress made on these projects will be reported on a regular basis on www.foundation.naturex.com. This website is entirely dedicated to the Naturex Foundation and its actions.

Jacques Dikansky, president of the Naturex Foundation declared, “our Corporate Foundation is a long-term engagement and an extension of our long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and sustainable development. Although Naturex has already been involved in several sustainable initiatives since its creation, we upgrade to an upper level with the opening of our Corporate Foundation.”

From the October 27, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash