Shea Butter

 
Women’s Gold
Women’s Gold

A symbol of life Just as the olive tree is an important part of the Mediterranean landscape and lifestyle, so is the shea tree to West Africa, its name in the lo...
 
UNDP Recognition
UNDP Recognition

Following a study by an independent body, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has decided to recognize L’OCCITANE en Provence as an exemplary company for ...
 
A Co-Development Project
A Co-Development Project

A long term partnership In the 1980s Olivier Baussan, the founder of L’OCCITANE, visited Burkina Faso for the first time. He had heard about the shea butter, als...
 
Ecocert Fair Trade Certification
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 ...
 
The Positive Impacts of Our Partnership
The Positive Impacts of Our Partnership

The impacts of the partnership between L’OCCITANE and the shea butter producers are significant in Burkina Faso: • More than 500 tons of shea butter purchased: ...
 
L'Occitane Foundation Support
L'Occitane Foundation Support

Support to women’s entrepreneurship L'OCCITANE has been working with women producing shea butter since the 1980s with an objective of co-development. In 2006, t...
 
Words from Henriette
Words from Henriette

“This label is a good thing for us and extremely beneficial.” Henriette Ouédraogo, president of the Ragussi group, which produces organic shea butter, in Tanghin Das...