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Insistence upon quality
One is best served by the Aude’s number-one company.

The skilled trades and crafts comprise 6500 companies at your service.

Their strength: their know-how, their aim is to know how to serve.

Quality tradesmen have a real desire to offer the client:
  • a product or service corresponding to his requirements and expectations,
  • a tailor-made reception
  • a real understanding of the client’s needs
  • a complete availability and a true service.
Trades and Crafts are a source of quality of life and harmony in the region.

Close to the local population and offering a wide diversity of products and services, the trades and crafts are an important factor of quality of daily life. They are essential for the transmission of advice and experience and contribute greatly to the maintenance of social links and human communication.

Commitment to Quality

Clean Garages
Clean Garages

The Aude’s tradesmen in the motor industry who have signed the “Clean Garage” Charter undertake:
1.To set up a recycling system for all workshop waste
2.To have their toxic waste collected by approved companies who adhere to the BSDI system of trace-ability.
3.To have oil and tyres collected by approved companies
4.To communicate these methods to their clients

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List of members committed to these criteria





List of members committed to these criteria

Building Tradesmen – AB5
Building Tradesmen – AB5
AB5 is a quality trademark provided by the CAPEB.
AB5 is a mark of quality conferred upon those building tradesmen who are committed to improving their client services.

Conditions of membership:

1.Satisfy the following 3 criteria: being a building trade professional, possess the CIP identity certificate or other building qualification and to follow refresher courses.
2.Complete the membership application document,
3.Adhere to a 5-point quality charter relating to the respecting of agendas and estimates and the verification of customer satisfaction.

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List of members committed to these criteria





List of members committed to these criteria

Diploma of Assistant to Crafts and Skilled Trades Company Director
Diploma of Assistant to Crafts and Skilled Trades Company Director
The B.C.C.E.A. is a diploma of level 4 standard.

Objectives:
To allow the assistants of company directors to validate their competences and experience in the domains of admin, commerce and business organization.
To reinforce and improve admin, commercial, accounting and IT skills.
To help develop all appropriate secretarial, accounting and client relation skills necessary for director’s assistants.

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Heritage Tradesmen
Heritage Tradesmen
These are businesses:
Who are registered with the Trades and Crafts Chamber of Aude, possessing the title of “artisan” or master craftsman in his trade and having followed a “heritage” technical and theoretical training course.

Who can show proof of a solid experience in heritage conservation.


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List of members committed to these criteria

Qualibat
Qualibat


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Reflex Nature photographers
Reflex Nature photographers
The photographers ‘Reflex Nature’ have signed a charter in which they undertake to carefully manage the disposal of toxic waste substances (used chemicals, batteries, disposal cameras, films and litho plates, solvents, photocopy toners, containers and cloths contaminated with toxic substances…)
Members of the Reflex Nature label are under strict obligations to sort and store waste and to have them collected by professionals approved by the Prefecture.

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List of members committed to these criteria

Clean Dry Cleaners
Clean Dry Cleaners
The dry cleaners and dyers who hold the title ‘pressing propre’ have committed to a responsible and effective disposal of waste products, particularly dangerous products such as the perchlorethylene. They are obliged to store these products in sealed, hermetic containers and have them removed by approved companies.
Their motto: “Don’t crease nature!”

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List of members committed to these criteria

Maitre Artisans
Maitre Artisans
This title is awarded to company directors who can justify:
a master’s diploma and at least 2 years experience
an equivalent qualification at level 4
Is able to show experience in running a business for at least 8 years and to have been responsible for the training of at least three apprentices.


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France’s Best Workers (M.O.F)
France’s Best Workers (M.O.F)
This competition which takes place every 3 years, requires a rigorous professional discipline and the technical capacity necessary to create a master work. The prize is a recognition of the quality of competence which preserves traditions and vitually guarantees the future success of the candidate.
The ‘Meilleurs Ouvriers de France’ are not the representatives of an out-of-date tradition but are, on the contrary, an elite who are at the forefront of modernity. Their constant quest for professional excellence harmonises perfectly with the increasing modern demands for high quality, allowing them to harmonise perfectly with the evolution and progress of our economic world.


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The Aude Gourmande trophies
The Aude Gourmande trophies
Aude Gourmande is a mark of the highest quality.
The Aude Gourmande competition awards prizes to those trades, farmers and companies which show excellence in the domains of food production.

This competition takes place once every 2 years.
Latest competition: 2009/2010

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Pays Cathare Cooked Meat products
Pays Cathare Cooked Meat products
The cooked meats producers of the Aude have put all their experience and know-how into producing recipes based on the use of Pays Cathare Pork. These are tasty products with no artificial colouring and no other preservative than salt. You will discover all kinds of dry sausage, perfect for picnics and snacks, as well as fresh sausages which, when grilled, reveal the full delicious savours of Pays Cathare Pork. Combine this with Pays Cathare bread and wine for the perfect regional experience.
The cooked meats producers of the Aude have committed themselves to the stringent criteria of excellence which guarantee the quality of their products.

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Art workshops of Pays Cathare
Art workshops of Pays Cathare
Potters, cabinet makers, wood and stone sculptors, jewellers, puppet makers, floral decorators, moulders and fresco painters; such is the diversity of these crafts and trades which never cease to surprise us by the skill and imagination of their creations.
In a time where anonymous and standardised products abound, these unique and original objects are much sought after by those desiring something more authentique.
The art crafts and skilled trades members have committed themselves to strict criteria of quality and excellence.


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Pays Cathare Cake
Pays Cathare Cake
The master bakers have set themselves a challenge: to produce without the help of artificial preservatives, a cake made from three different cereals; wheat, spelt wheat and rye, with other ingredients such as honey, almonds, dried raisins soaked in muscatel, creating a product capable of remaining fresh and soft for at least one month.
In professional jargon this product is known as a “travel cake”, which is a rather fitting name for such an ambassador of Pays Cathare.
The master bakers and cake makers of the Aude who distribute this “Gateau du Pays Cathare” respect the strict criteria which are a guarantee of the highest quality and proof of their commitment to excellence.

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Pays Cathare Bread
Pays Cathare Bread
A demonstration of traditional expertise. In honour of our medieval heritage, these bakers prepare and bake a bread on their premises using the recipe ‘Pain du Pays Cathare’ which is a mixture of spelt wheat, wheat starch and rye, grown and milled in the Aude again exclusively for local use.
The master bakers of the Aude who distribute this “Pain du Pays Cathare” respect the strict criteria which are a guarantee of the highest quality and proof of their commitment to excellence.

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Pays Cathare Lamb
Pays Cathare Lamb
Pays Cathare Lamb is the result of the devoted work of the 50 breeders of the AUDECOOP cooperative. Following traditions, l’Agneau du Pays Cathare is bred and commercialised in the Aude department. Raised on it’s mother’s milk, it reaches maturity fed on cereals produced within the department.
The master butchers who distribute this “Pays Cathare Lamb” follow the strict criteria which guarantee high quality and prove their commitment to their work.

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Pays Cathare Pork
Pays Cathare Pork
Bred in accordance with strict rules of production, guaranteeing both quality of taste and hygiene, the Pays Cathare Pork is a fully-matured meat of high quality. It is used in cooked meat production by master butchers who are members of the Pays Cathare brand label.
The master butchers and cooked meat producers of the Aude who distribute this “Pays Cathare Pork” follow the very strict criteria which allow full expression of their expertise whilst guaranteeing high quality.

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Pays Cathare Poultry
Pays Cathare Poultry
The need to get back to food basics, with intelligent production methods and the desire to show the value and richness of the Aude’s traditions of terroir have combined to produce chickens, capons and guinea fowl of the finest quality, bearing the ‘Pays Cathare’ seal of approval.
You will find these not only at good poultry dealers and butchers and also directly with the producers in the Piege and the Lauragais.

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