For the singularity of its know-how the firm is yet registered on the French Inventory of Rare Handicrafts : Inventaire des Métiers d’art Rares en France.
In 2009 the awarding of the Living Heritage Company state label : Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant introduced the firm into the excellent network of French firms famous for their technically advanced manufacturing process and their fulfillment of the promised unique piece. The firm also belongs to the network of business tourism sites (Entreprise et découverte).
Eric Papon manager of the Atelier of the firm Fontaines Pétrifiantes was honoured with the title of Master Craftsman in Petrification.
The firm Fontaines Pétrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire is the first visiting site in Auvergne to be labelled QUALITE TOURISMETM since 23rd May, 2016.