Building long-term partnerships based on trust & respect
L'OCCITANE works directly with over 130 French farmers and 10,000 pickers - from the immortelle fields of Corsica to the lavender fields of Provence - to ensure that the ingredients we use are of the highest quality and sourced as sustainably as possible.
Our Four Pillars of Sustainability
30 Traceable ingredient supply chains with 50% organic certificated
80 Partnerships with farmers
10,000 Pickers working for L'Occitane
Organic Immortelle from Corsica
The large scale, organic immortelle plantation program was launched in Corsica. The initiative unites respect for the environment with equality. Today, this project brings together ten Corsican growers/distillers, who use organic farming methods and have contracts that cover five to seven harvests.
SHEA BUTTER STORY
Shea butter from Burkina Faso
M.Baussan, founder of the L’OCCITANE brand, discovered shea butter in Burkina Faso in 1980: the start of a sustainable joint-development partnership with the women who produce this butter. Since 2015, the Group has been working on projects aimed at protecting the shea tree, reducing the environmental impact of shea butter production while maintaining local skills.
Today, over 10,000 women are working in this industry and are able to sell their butter at a price that is twice
that of a standard shea butter sold for export.