Commitment to employees

The L'OCCITANE Group has set itself the objectives of encouraging Diversity within teams and helping employees to grow and fulfil their potential. To do this, it has established a strong social dialogue and put into place various action plans, with the aim of building a responsible company that encourages people to act responsibly and is always open to others.

Diversity Back to top


The L’OCCITANE Group is committed to recruiting people with disabilities, both directly and indirectly. Our commitment is reflected in :

  • the recruitment of disabled workers,
  • raising awareness of disability among managers and employees,
  • working with organizations for disabled workers (ESAT vocational centers, "Entreprise Adaptée" disability-friendly companies),
  • collaboration with the ARPEJEH organization, which supports young disabled people through their studies and helps them get into the workplace,
  • a day-to-day focus on keeping disabled workers in employment and ensuring that workstations are ergonomically designed.

Committed for several years to diversity among employees, L'OCCITANE has formalized its commitment by signing the Charter of the French Diversity at UNESCO in 2014.

Gender parity

Diversity within the Group is also expressed through an action plan aimed at promoting equality between men and women in the workplace. Our commitment is reflected in:

  • support for parents, with places reserved for the company at day care centers close to the industrial sites,
  • actions aimed at guaranteeing equal pay for men and women,
  • promoting women to management positions.

In 2014, 6,8% of employees working at our production sites in France were disabled workers.

Social dialogue Back to top

A stimulating, good-quality social environment is absolutely essential for each employee to develop and grow. The L'OCCITANE Group is very attentive to this. For instance, the French subsidiary commitment is reflected in:

  • negotiating and regularly signing agreements with social partners,
  • training managers, so that they are able to create conditions conducive to a high standard of social dialogue,
  • creating and maintaining jobs in the region: the French subsidiary is a major employer in Haute-Provence.

Well-being at work Back to top

The L'OCCITANE Group constantly strives to ensure the well-being of its employees at work.
Our commitment is reflected in many investments, with regard to:

  • safety and ergonomics,
  • the balance between private and professional life,
  • combating stress and reducing the risk of occupational stress.

Our Manosque and Lagorce sites have set up shuttle buses for people working shifts, and encourage employees to use carpooling. Activities aimed at improving the well-being of employees are also available, such as yoga and Pilates lessons, and even massage sessions!

Employees helping others Back to top

The L'OCCITANE Group encourages and helps its employees to get involved.

In 2011, the Employee Commitment Program was created for employees in France. It offers them the opportunity to do their bit and get involved in two different ways:

  • financially, by making a donation to support L'OCCITANE Foundation's projects,
  • by volunteering to get involved in a local community project.

Within the framework of this program, the Group allows each employee one day per year to work on a community action project.