L'OCCITANE has certify "fair" the shea sector by Ecocert ESR (fair trade in solidarity and responsibility) to help women develop a more effective organization in a sustainable development approach. Each year a detailed audit is performed on production sites upstream and downstream of the industry.
The impact for producers in developing countries:
- Ethics: insurance for producers to sell at a guaranteed minimum price for the workers receive a living wage
- Social: decent working conditions, the establishment of a development fund for producer communities
- Health and environment-friendly production of natural resources and respect for workers' health
- Development: a sustainable partnership with buyers and empower producers
More details on the website www.ecocert.com