Since the 1980's, L'OCCITANE has been working with women who produce shea butter in Burkina Faso, based on a joint-development approach.
Following a study by an independent body, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) recognized L’OCCITANE as an exemplary company for its action in Burkina Faso, within the framework of its 2013 "Growing Inclusive Markets" program.
Since November 2013, L’OCCITANE has also been a member of the "Business Call To Action" (BCtA) initiative. Launched in 2008 by the UNDP and other corporate partners, it brings together companies that contribute to economic growth in developing countries and to the protection of the environment.
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