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L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE, Capital House, Chapel Street, London, London, NW1 5DH
Mission: To revive the Provencal way of life and traditions through high quality and efficient personal care products as a great answer for natural well being. Vision: To become the number one brand world-wide for premium, natural based, personal care and well being products and services.
ONE OF THE first beauty retailers to put braille labelling on its products was L’Occitane en Provence — and 20 years later it has stepped up its fundraising to help prevent avoidable blindness. All 520 employees were invited to download an app and run or walk for charity: together, they covered 9,000km — the equivalent of walking to Provence nine times.
The money donated by L’Occitane Foundation under the Race for Vision project was enough to pay for eye treatment for 32,000 people. The London-based UK operation has pledged to provide treatment to 10m people in some of the world’s poorest countries by 2020.
Staff agree that the company encourages charitable activities, scoring 82% positive. They are proud to work for it (82%), and feel a strong sense of family in their teams (78%). Human resources manager Helle Rasmussen says L’Occitane reaches its £10,000 charity target every year. The business also supports projects to improve women’s lives in Burkina Faso in Africa, where it sources shea butter for beauty products.
For 10 years, the firm has offered children from inner-city schools the chance to come into the business for work experience — and last year almost a quarter of participants got a job offer.
L’Occitane harvests lavender and other ingredients for its skincare, fragrance and body products from its base in the south of France, where it was set up in 1976. Staff say the company cares about the environment (79%).
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