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L’OCCITANE recognised by EcoVadis for its outstanding sustainable procurement practices

The L’OCCITANE Group, a leading manufacturer and retailer of beauty products rich in natural and organic ingredients, is pleased to announce that it has been recognised by EcoVadis for its #NotJustSuppliers global sustainable procurement programme, as well as the outstanding programme leadership under the direction of Katia Michieletto, L’OCCITANE Head of Responsible Purchasing.

EcoVadis provides the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings. The Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards celebrate excellence and recognise the outstanding performance of companies in their relationship with trading partners around the globe. Additionally, they serve to acknowledge and celebrate companies partnering with EcoVadis that are driving progress in sustainability by setting bold and ambitious goals. Nominees were evaluated on strategy and approach, procurement integration, scale and coverage, and Programme results across three main categories: Best Value Chain Engagement, Outstanding Programme Leadership and Best Portfolio Performance Improvement.

Pierre-François Thaler

Co-CEO, EcoVadis

Our 2021 winners have gone big on their commitments to see actionable business value from sustainability by working to spark real change where it matters most - across the supply chain.

The Best Value Chain Engagement Award acknowledges excellence in engaging trading partners in sustainability initiatives and honours best-in-class examples of driving internal engagement to roll out global sustainable procurement programs. The jury said L’OCCITANE ‘stepped up their game’ in the past two years and is recognized by its peers as a fast-tracker in its responsible purchasing journey. Through its #NotJustSuppliers programme, L’OCCITANE conducted a CSR risk mapping exercise involving its 1,500 global suppliers to help the company monitor CSR performance for strategic and critical suppliers.

Elvire Regnier-Lussier

L’OCCITANE Chief Procurement Officer

Sustainability has always been at the heart of the L’OCCITANE business strategy. This award reflects the public’s recognition of our strategy in which we consider our suppliers to be true business partners with whom we can build environment-friendly solutions that delight our customers.

Outstanding Programme Leadership Award
The Outstanding Programme Leadership Award recognises individuals with extraordinary dedication to a sustainable procurement initiative within their company. This award is based on sustainable procurement programme results and demonstrated excellence in programme strategy and execution.

Katia Michieletto

L’OCCITANE Head of Responsible Purchasing

I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award. It is thanks to the collaborative support of EcoVadis and our leadership team, working closely with our suppliers and purchasing teams around the world, that we are able to continuously improve sustainability within our supply chain.