GOLD WOMEN

The inhabitants of the African regions, many uses of the Karite oil: it is used in the process of cooking, and to protect and nourish the skin and hair. This natural balm is useful for the whole family, including for children and men. Karite oil, which is called "women's gold," has become a valuable source of income for those involved in its production. Local women join together to collect Karita nuts in a traditional way. This occupation is of great economic importance for African women, allowing them to pay for medical care and the education of their children.

JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

In the 1980s, Olivier Baussan, the founder of L'OCCITANE, first arrived in Burkina Faso. He heard about local women making karite oil, and was very interested in this, having learned about the incredibly nutritious properties of butter. In order to establish strong relations with the suppliers of shea butter, in 1989 L'OCCITANE developed a joint development program that allows African women, who produce our shea butter, to do this with the maximum benefit for themselves, because we buy them oil directly.

ECOCERT CERTIFICATION "FAIR TRADE"

To further promote the joint development of the program, the company L'OCCITANE has made an application for certification ECOCERT «Fair trade" for the network for the production of shea butter in Burkina Faso. This allows African women to create a more efficient structure and use the EFT label in order to make their products attractive to foreign customers and provides additional opportunities for development. The EFT marking is assigned by ECOCERT for its compliance with the principles of solidarity and responsibility. It is designed to establish the principles of sustainable development through product chains based on cooperation with producers.

CHARITABLE PRODUCT

L'Occitane created this balm to raise funds for the implementation of the Women's Professional Development Program in Burkina Faso. All profits * from its sale will be directed to the implementation of the program.


* The price in the store minus taxes, transportation and production costs.

L'OCCITANE POUR ELLES

This is a project that assists companies under the leadership of women: provides them with financial support and provides access to internship and training programs.

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MORE THAN 15,000 WOMEN ALREADY IN THE PROGRAM

This is a project that assists companies under the leadership of women: provides them with financial support and provides access to internship and training programs.

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L'OCCITANE FOUNDATION

The L'Occitane Foundation helps women in Burkina Faso, fights blindness and preserves nature in Provence. Due to its budget, the Fund can finance about 25 projects per year.

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