Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Beauty Retailer and Wholesaler
  • Year established:
    1976
  • Website:
    http://www.uk.loccitane.com
  • Contact
    • L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE, Capital House, Chpel Street, London, London, NW1 5DH

About L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

L'Occitane are a multi-channel retailer offering premium, effective and high-quality skincare, fragrances and bodycare. They’re formulated with natural ingredients and traditionally cultivated and harvested in Provence, France.

The story began in 1976 in the markets of Provence. With nothing but an alembic, a small truck and a solid knowledge of plants, 23-year-old Olivier Baussan began distilling rosemary essential oil to sell locally.

Today, L’Occitane has thousands of staff and shops in more than 90 countries - across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

In 1994, Austrian businessman Reinold Geiger bought a 33% stake in the group and became majority shareholder two years later. Geiger, as the new chairman, asked Baussan to return as Creative Director and lead product development. L'Occitane’s competitor, Clarins, is also a shareholder.

L’Occitane Foundation supports visual impairment around the world and economic emancipation for women in Burkina Faso. Other projects include post-tsunami reconstruction in Japan and the natural heritage of Provence.



What is it like to work for L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

Leadership
Leadership
The leadership team are formally measured twice a year against entrepreneurship and teamwork. They also have an initiative offering further clarity on brand priorities and culture, 'Senses and Culture', which includes detail on their three brand priorities and the key words that represent the shared values.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The firm has a CSR working committee. They’ve introduced LED lights into stores and signed up with Eco-tricity to buy green energy for all eligible shops. They’re also members of SEDEX, which shares ethical supply-chain data.
My Company
My Company
The key values are; entrepreneurship – take calculated risks, innovate and adapt; team spirit – cooperate with others and achieve common objectives; leading by example – positively influence others; and authenticity – being humble and genuine.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Male : Female:

    11% / 89%

  • Average Age:

    34

  • Staff Turnover:

    41%

  • Staff:

    512

  • UK sites:

    79

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