Ecocert Fair Trade Certification

L’OCCITANE certified “ECOCERT Fair Trade” its shea butter network in Burkina Faso in order to enable women to set up a more efficient structure in a more sustainable development approach. Each year, an in-depth audit is conducted at the production site.

The EFT label has several important impacts on producers in developing countries:

• Ethical: the insurance for the producers to sell their products at a minimum guaranteed price for the workers to receive a decent wage
• Social: reasonable working conditions, the establishment of funds for the producers’ community
• Health/Environmental: a production respecting the natural resources and the health of the workers
• Developmental: The approach involved a sustainable partnership with the buyers and empowerment of the producers.