At the Manosque factory site, you will also find one of the largest L’OCCITANE en Provence stores. In this Boutique-Musée, learn all about L’OCCITANE en Provence’s values, products and the brand’s history.
Our site in Lagorce is the origin of our Melvita brand.
We have developed an efficient and sustainable manufacturing process that converts the best natural and organic ingredients into desirable consumer products with minimum impact on the environment.
From extracting and sourcing raw ingredients to developing innovative formulae in the laboratory and mixing ingredients at the factory, our specialised teams work relentlessly to ensure smooth operations and maximum customer satisfaction.
Raw materials and the extraction process
All of our brands use natural and organic ingredients and work with technical experts out on the field to guarantee their quality.
The extraction process is equally important and we use innovative techniques, combined with traditional knowledge, to leverage the power of nature and transfer the natural plant benefits.
Sourcing and purchasing
Acting responsibly is a priority for the L'OCCITANE Group and CR lies at the heart of our sourcing and purchasing process. We have a team of agronomist experts who are dedicated to ensuring that strategic raw materials are produced sustainably. We have also developed the "Sustainable Communities" programme to tackle sustainability challenges.
For our key natural ingredients, we work directly with our suppliers and business partners and ensure that we are responsible business partners for subcontractors and suppliers at each step of the process.
The purchasing process involves many activities, from defining needs to following up with the accredited supplier, so we provide training for our purchasing staff and foster long-term relationships with our key suppliers.
Working with a network of trusted local partners
Our relationships with suppliers go beyond business. We take a pride in raising awareness amongst suppliers and build lasting relationships that are based on mutual trust and respect.
When possible, we purchase local products so that we can reduce our carbon footprint and support local suppliers. By giving priority to smal and integrated networks we are able to control the traceability of our ingredients.