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Refer to the 2015 activity report of the EPV label, just published

The Institut Supérieur des Métiers (ISM), mandated by the state to manage the EPV label, has released its 2015 activity report, summarising the highlights of the past year. 2015 was a very busy year in terms of initiatives, projects and events for the label, including the Universal Exhibition in Milan at which twenty EPV companies represented the excellence of French know-how at the centre of the French pavilion. The year 2015 also ended in style with the organisation of the 4th National Meeting at Bercy, attended by over 400 people.

A veritable measure of the value placed on exceptional expertise, the state Living Heritage Company (EPV) label now includes 1305 French businesses with outstanding expertise, all real assets for French economic and cultural heritage.

The strength of this label lies in its unique positioning: it is a state label, covers multiple sectors and targets craft enterprises, gastronomy, and industry. It is a label which rewards the talents developed by women and men of the same company and whose common denominator is the excellence of craftsmanship.




ISM's mobilisation for the excellence of companies first took the form of processing candidatures to the label and coordinating the work of the National Commission for EPVs, guaranteeing an extremely rigorous selection process.

The numbers are there for all to see: EPV companies are the lifeblood of our country. ISM has continued its efforts to promote the EPV label, particularly through active digital communication. Several events also took place over the year.




In 2015, ISM extended its mission to support companies by strengthening partnerships and mobilising economic and financial networks.

This annual report summary aims to trace both the different ISM undertakings and the main events that directly or indirectly affected the lives of EPV label companies throughout 2015.


08 February 2016