MORE THAN JUST A BRAND:
OUR SUSTAINABILITY

"WE ARE COMMITTED TO RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES AND GUARANTEEING THE QUALITY AND SAFETY" – GROUPE LOCCITANE

Protecting the environment and promoting fairness have always been important values for L’OCCITANE. Ever since L’OCCITANE was created in 1976, it has been revealing and protecting the richness of the lands of Provence, Burkina Faso and other regions to which it has formed an attachment. It is committed to making the world we live in more beautiful, more humane, more responsible. It does this through its products, its stores and the experiences they create, as well as the skilled producers and employees who share its vision.


Read below to find out about our most recent activites...
Sensible sustainable thinking is at the heart of L’OCCITANE. Inspired by the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment’s targets and principle of mutual transparency, L’OCCITANE is one step closer to meeting its vision of achieving a circular economy for plastic. L’OCCITANE has pledged that, by 2025, 100% of its bottles will be made out of 100% recycled plastic, and 100% of its owned stores will offer a recycling service.

In order to achieve this goal, it has set out a number of specific actions in three areas:
Recycle – working towards a circular economy
Reduce – reducing waste and improving product lifespans
React – supporting initiatives that encourage responsible and sustainable use of plastic
PUR Projet & Woodland Trust

L'OCCITANE x PUR Projet & Woodland Trust

With Biodiversity at the core of L'OCCITANE's commitments, we partnered with PUR Projet. As 70% of the land in the UK being used for farming purposes our local partner is the Woodland Trust; their aim is to preserve soil, water resources and improve animal welfare.
 
In order to help both of these partners, and to reach the Woodlands Trust goal of planting 64 million trees. We have planted many oak trees, contributing to our global goal of 31,000, in the beautiful woodland in Tring, Hertfordshire. This action gives back for generations; cleaning our air, purifying our water, providing shelter and shade for our wildlife.
Kik-Plastic

L'OCCITANE supports Kik-Plastic

Here at L’OCCITANE, we are on a mission to reduce plastic pollution. In 2019, we teamed up with British adventurer, Kiko Matthews, who is taking plastic pollution into her own hands. Kiko is no stranger to the danger of waste destroying our oceans. In 2018, she set herself the challenge to row solo across the Atlantic (and became the female record holder in the process!). Distraught by the amount of plastic waste she saw as she travelled across the sea, she was determined to make a change. When back on UK soil, she was ready to face her new challenge: Kik-Plastic.

Kiko cycled an incredible 7,200KM journey around the UK coastline to raise awareness of plastic pollution, stopping off at local beaches on route to pick up plastic with local volunteers. L’OCCITANE sponsored four of Kiko’s beach cleans in Brighton, Bournemouth, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

The Statistics: Brighton Beach - 24kg collected | Bournemouth Beach - 29kg collected | Cardiff - 10kg collected | Edinburgh - 170kg collected
TOTAL: 233KG OF WASTE COLLECTED!

L'OCCITANE Recycling Programme

Recycling Programme

REFILL, RECYCLE, RETHINK

Respect for the environment is at the heart of L’OCCITANE, that’s why we’ve partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a collection and recycling programme for our customers to be able to simply recycle their empties at any of the L’OCCITANE boutiques.

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