Since it was founded, L’OCCITANE en Provence has supported initiatives to help others and protect the environment. Its six key areas of actions are: Respecting Biodiversity, Supporting Producers, Reducing Waste, Empowering Women, Caring for Sight and Celebrating Craftsmanship.Three of them totally match the L’OCCITANE Foundation's commitments, allowing the entire L'OCCITANE community to put a greater highlight on them!

The L'OCCITANE Foundation cares for sight by supporting projects that provide quality eye care to the most vulnerable worldwide. The Foundation also supports reforestation, agroforestry and endangered species preservation projects around the world that promote respect for biodiversity. Finally, it is committed to empowering women in Burkina Faso and promoting their independence by financing projects to promote the access to education for girls with disabilities, orphans and displaced populations and supporting women in their training and entrepreneurial projects.



Supported projects in 2023-2024

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L'OCCITANE Foundation's origins

L’OCCITANE founder Olivier Baussan has always been passionate about the relationship between man and nature, as well as about know-how and traditions. As a result, since its creation in 1976, L’OCCITANE has been committed to protecting nature and the people who surround it. This commitment has taken tangible form: adding braille to most L’OCCITANE product packaging to make it accessible to those with a visual impairment, developing long-term and fair partnerships with female shea butter producers in Burkina Faso, and protecting iconic Provence species such as lavender and almond trees. Because of this belief, the L’OCCITANE Foundation was created in 2006 and the former has guided its work ever since.

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“Solidarity is a L’OCCITANE cornerstone. The Foundation is particularly dear to me: I feel happy and proud to be involved with a company that has had strong values right from the beginning, and to make them my own.”

Reinold Geiger, Foundation President and L’OCCITANE CEO

Reinold Geiger

“This Foundation has sprung forth from L'OCCITANE’s soul, simply bringing out what is on the inside. The L’OCCITANE Foundation’s role is to channel this internal drive to create a real sense of coherence between the L’OCCITANE story and the Foundation's activities.”

Olivier Baussan, Foundation Vice President and L’OCCITANE Founder

Olivier Baussan