Personal care products maker
Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, L'Occitane is an international manufacturer and retailer of skincare, body care, fragrance and hair care. Sold in 90 countries around the world. Listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2010, with L'Occitane Group retaining a 75% stake.
|L'Occitane International SA||LUX||website|
|L'Occitane International SA|
This company appears on PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, USA) 'Companies That Do Test On Animals' list, signifying that they manufacture products that are tested on animals at some stage of development.
Source: PETA (2020)
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for their use of palm oil, signifying they are using no or minimal certified palm products, and with no or minimal positive commitments.
Source: Ethical Consumer (2020)
This company uses plastic microbeads in some of its personal care products. These particles are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean where they contribute to ocean plastic pollution, and are hazardous to sea life. While the effects of microplastics on human health are not completely understood, there are concerns about plastic additives, such as phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors which are shown to have harmful effects on life.
Source: Beat the Microbead (2021)
in 2014 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission fined four companies, including this one, a total of US$34 million for deceptive advertising claims for weight loss products.
Source: Advertising Standards Bureau (2014)
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: commit to 100% renewable power.
Source: We Mean Business (2021)
The L'Occitane Foundation was created in 2006 to drive and bring together the actions of public interest in which L'Occitane had already been involved since its beginning in 1976. Action areas include fighting avoidable blindness, promoting women's leadership and preserving natural heritage.
Source: company website (2019)
This company has a number of corporate responsibility claims on its website under the broad headings of sustainability; philanthropy; sourcing and manufacturing; policy statements; and commitments publications.
Source: company website (2019)
This company is a member of the Global Shea Alliance (GSA), a non-profit industry association with 560 members from 35 countries including women's groups, brands and retailers, suppliers and NGOs. Through public-private partnership, the GSA promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics. Nearly 2 billion shea trees grow naturally on parklands in 21 African countries stretching from Senegal to South Sudan, while 16 million women living in rural communities individually collect fresh shea fruits and kernel for processing. The shea industry provides a critical source of jobs and incomes to often poor and underserved communities.
Source: Global Shea Alliance (2021)
Skin Deep is an online safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products and their potential hazards and health concerns, with over 75,000 products rated from 1 (low hazard) to 10 (high hazard).
Source: Environmental Working Group (2019)
|Revenue||1.3 billion EUR (2018)|
|Subsidiaries||L'Occitane Australia Pty Ltd|