Supporting Producers

A Story Of Fairness
A Story Of Fairness

A Story Of Fairness

Our ingredients – and therefore our producers – are the lifeblood of L'OCCITANE. Were it not for their hard work, dedication and skills, we wouldn't be able to create such unique, authentic products. Dialogue, respect and transparency lie at the heart of our relationships with our producers. Some of our partnerships have lasted for over 30 years!

Did You Know?

28 traceable supply chains 28 traceable supply chains

28 traceable supply chains

over half of which are organic

98 producers 98 producers

98 producers

and over 10,000 pickers

40 contracts 40 contracts

40 contracts

of which 24 cover several years

Our Mission as a Brand

OUR AIM: OUR AIM:

OUR AIM:

TO HAVE A FAIR TRADE RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL OUR PRODUCERS BY 2025.

TWO WAYS TO DO THIS: TWO WAYS TO DO THIS:

TWO WAYS TO DO THIS:

  1. Working hand in hand with growers to ensure all our relationships are built on fairness
  2. Producing responsibly and sustainably together.

Our Producers

What Is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is all about stable prices and incomes, decent working conditions, empowering farmers and workers, and ensuring they get a fair share of the profits from their produce. It means supporting producers, helping to improve the quality of their lives, building a sustainable future for them and their families, and caring about people and the planet.

Our Principles

  1. Fair payment (fair prices, fair wages)
  2. Fair trading practices (pre-payments, long-term contracts)
  3. Transparency, accountability and respect (collective decision making, communication at all levels of the supply chain)
  4. Good working conditions (hours, safety, etc.)
  5. Respect for the environment (sustainability, energy efficiency)
  6. Raising consumer awareness
Our Principles Our Principles
Our Actions, Our Convictions Our Actions, Our Convictions

Our Actions, Our Convictions

At L'OCCITANE, there is no question of exploiting our producers! We pay the fairest price possible and sign long-term, non-exclusive contracts – so they can count on a stable income, but are also free to trade with other partners. We provide down payments when needed. We support family farmers who are passionate – about what they do and want to hand down their skills and land to the next generation. We know our producers personally and work with them on the ground all year long.