The essential functions of packaging are not necessarily compatible with environmental concerns. L’OCCITANE has decided to follow precise guidelines, with the goal of constantly and gradually reducing the environmental impact of its packaging. We have therefore chosen an eco-design approach, selecting materials that are the least polluting or already recycled, using resources that are renewable or that come from sustainably managed forests, and designing easily recyclable packaging. All of this is detailed in a company eco-design charter.
We have stopped using outer packaging whenever possible, have reduced the weight of primary packaging, and evaluate the environmental impact of each new product from its initial conception through to its development: this is a determining factor for a product's launch. For this reason, we offer more and more eco-refills for our toiletries, as this type of packaging uses 80% less plastic than a bottle, and use green plastic whenever possible