Jean-Paul Berthomé, Chairman of the Mustela Foundation and CEO of Laboratoires Expanscience, reflects on the international ambition of the Mustela Foundation.
More than 35 years after it was founded, the Mustela Foundation remains true to its primary objective: lending support to (future) early childhood professionals as well as families.
To this effect, in 2017, we supported six research projects in the fields of psychology, midwifery and pediatrics amounting to 30,000 euros. Since 1982, we have provided aid for nearly 150 projects. In a testament to our high profile, each year we receive an average of 100 submissions for prizes or grants awarded by our institution.
Brochures, posters, booklets: we annually distribute tens of thousands of copies of our informational and educational resources.
In addition, our online presence is rapidly expanding, with the digital publication of interactive media on a variety of pediatric topics: first days at home with baby, hygiene, pace of life and diet of a child, etc.
On the ground, our ambition is to develop the Mustela Foundation internationally. Already effective in Belgium and Poland, the Maieutics Prize was launched in 2017 in Spain.
Lastly, in addition to the projects set up directly by the Mustela Foundation, Laboratoires Expanscience’s subsidiaries are actively embarking on numerous initiatives worldwide.
Chairman of the Mustela Foundation
CEO, Laboratoires Expanscience