EMPOWERING WOMEN

 The story of L'OCCITANE and the women shea butter producers of Burkina Faso began in the 1980s. Since then, we've built up a joint development partnership and a close, supportive relationship. There were about a dozen women at first. Now there are over 10,000! And since 2009, our shea butter supply chain has been 100% Fair Trade (Fair Trade certified according to the Fair for Life standard available at www.fairforlife.org).

Did you know?

Shea butter is called "women’s gold" in Burkina Faso.

By tradition, it is only women who harvest the shea nuts and make shea butter.

 Women in Burkina Faso are the pillars of society and play a key role in the country's economic and social development.

OUR COMMITMENT

Our mission as a brand

OUR AIM:

To support over 33,000 women in their socio-economic development by 2020 in Burkina Faso

Two ways to do this:

1.Trade fairly together
2.Reinforce women’s leadership together

THE RESIST PROGRAMME

SUPPORTING WOMEN IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO WOMEN'S LIVES

PROMOTING WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

FOUR KEY AREAS OF ACTION

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO UNLEASH THEIR POTENTIAL

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