L’OCCITANE certified “ECOCERT Fair Trade” its shea butter network in Burkina Faso in order to enable women to set up a more efficient structure in a more sustainable development approach. Each year, an in-depth audit is conducted at the production site.
The EFT label has several important impacts on producers in developing countries:
Ethical: the insurance for the producers to sell their products at a minimum guaranteed price for the workers to receive a decent wage
Social: reasonable working conditions, the establishment of funds for the producers’ community
Health/Environmental: a production respecting the natural resources and the health of the workers
Developmental: The approach involved a sustainable partnership with the buyers and empowerment of the producers.