OUR COMMITMENTS

Love of Provence

Provence

We are inspired by Provence

Provence is a blessed land. It captures the spirit of the diversity of local landscapes, the beauty of untouched nature, culture and traditions. L’OCCITANE encourages and supports local organizations working for the development of the region and enthusiasts who want to preserve and share their experience and knowledge of nature with others. In exchange for the care, the land of Provence gives us natural ingredients for the production of cosmetics that will delight you and arouse emotions.

Support local manufacturers

The origin of our ingredients.

L'OCCITANE works directly with more than 130 French farmers.
and 10,000 collectors: everywhere, from the Corsican immortelle meadows to the lavender fields in Provence, 
we strive to get the highest ingredients quality and preserve the nature.
To create a truly unique cosmetic means, you need love and a lot of experience.
Therefore, we conclude long-term partnership agreements with local agricultural producers.
 In these relations, trust that allows you to fully enjoy gifts of nature, practicing environmentally friendly approac

Caring for Nature

Resource recovery

Creating its products, the company L'OCCITANE respects the people and the planet on which we live.
We produce cosmetics in ecological replaceable units.
Most of our packaging is made from recycled materials.
using renewable resources and wood,
which is restored to meet the needs of future generations.
We strive to minimize the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,
limiting the use of air transport: we try to use renewable energy sources and
As far as possible, transport cargo by sea, rail or road.
With the help of resource-saving farming, we support biodiversity and increasingly use natural ingredients in recipes:
92% of cosmetics created in 2016 contain at least 90% of natural ingredients; 57% of the products contain more than 95% of such ingredients.
 

Through the eyes of a child

Children is our future.

80% of information about the world of children receive through visual images. Therefore, it is extremely important to take care of children's vision. L’OCCITANE aims to make eye care available around the world. Since 2000, the company worldwide has been supporting the fight against childhood blindness and has been participating in projects that give children the opportunity to visit an ophthalmologist, get glasses and the necessary treatment. The company confirmed its intentions by concluding an agreement with UNICEF on international cooperation in 2017.

Social responsibility

SUPPORT OF THE L'OCCITANE FUND

Founded in 2006, the L'OCCITANE Foundation contributes to the economic emancipation of women in Burkina Faso.
Through collaboration with other local organizations, the foundation is able to provide support
in order to increase the literacy of African women and the development of their income-generating activities

TRACEABILITY

30 Traceable ingredient supply chains with 50% organic certificated

PARTNERS

30 цепочек поставок отслеживаемых ингредиентов с 50% органическим сертификатом

PICKERS

30 ланцюжків поставок відслідковуються інгредієнтів з 50% органічним сертифікатом

Animal Testing

The L’OCCITANE Group has been against animal testing for more than 40 years and we have never tested our products, active ingredients or raw materials on animals at any point in the product development or manufacturing process.
 
The Group is fundamentally against animal testing of beauty products on a worldwide basis. In China, where our products are retailed, the local Chinese authorities request that some cosmetic products sold on the Chinese market are tested. They view it as the best way to safeguard consumer safety in China.
 
We do not conduct these tests. They are done by Chinese laboratories that have been approved by local authorities on a limited animal panel. 
 
To move things forward, the cosmetics industry is developing its relationship with the Chinese authorities with the clear objective of bringing animal testing for beauty products to a definitive end. The industry has engaged with the relevant authorities and animal rights NGOs so as to highlight alternative techniques that are being used in Europe, where animal testing has now been banned.
 
This constructive dialogue has led to a series of advances in Chinese regulation, including a decision in June 2014 to end this type of testing on so-called “ordinary cosmetics” that are manufactured and packaged locally (shampoo, perfume etc.). Another major milestone was made in November 2016 when the CFDA (China Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of a non-animal test for safety assessment of certain cosmetic ingredients. Currently the NIFDC (National Institute for Food and Drug Control) is considering acceptance of other alternatives to animal testing (AAT).
 
To further demonstrate our commitment to ending animal testing, the L’OCCITANE Group has partnered with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS). The IIVS has an active program in China dedicated to promoting the use and regulatory acceptance of AAT. More information about this program can be found on the IIVS website.
 
We remain convinced that this open dialogue with Chinese organisations will further influence Chinese regulation and put an end to animal testing once and for all.
 
Thank you for your interest and we hope this statement has clarified our position.