Shea butter from Burkina Faso
M.Baussan, founder of the L’OCCITANE brand, discovered shea butter in Burkina Faso in 1980 : the start of a sustainable joint-development partnership with the women who produce this butter. Since 2015, the Group has been working on projects aimed at protecting the shea tree, reducing the environmental impact of shea butter production while maintaining local skills.
Today, over 10,000 women are working in this industry and are able to sell their butter at a price that is twice
that of a standard shea butter sold for export.