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Shea Butter from Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, the shea tree is considered a national treasure. Shea butter is referred to as «white gold for women», and is known for its exceptional nourishing properties on hair and skin. That’s why Garnier sustainably sources it shea butter from Burkina Faso since 2014. It is now at the heart of 74 Garnier products worldwide. 
Shea Butter Burkina Faso

Providing economic support to women and reducing our environmental footprint

At Garnier, our shea butter is sustainably sourced from Burkina Faso, and the nuts are collected by women, united in Producers Organisations.

Our sustainable sourcing program aims at supporting the women who collect the nuts, and reducing our environmental footprint.

Garnier provides the shea nut women gatherers, united in Producers Organisations, with:

- A fair, direct income

- Trainings on best practices in collecting and processing

- Protection of the environment, through the preservation of shea trees by limiting the use of wood fuel through improved cookstoves

Concrete Results

6,500 WOMEN benefit from our sustainable sourcing program.
More than 1,500 IMPROVED COOKSTOVES INSTALLED in the past three years
More than 1,500 TONS OF WOOD SAVED
More than 3,000 TONS OF CO2 emissions avoided
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Argan Oil & Argan Extracts from Morocco

Argan Oil is called the “green gold” of Morocco, the only place in the world where argan trees grow naturally, thanks to the particular climate and soil conditions. Garnier’s argan oil is produced in the region of Agadir, and is at the heart of 79 Garnier products worldwide today.
Women crushing argan nuts

Empowering women and protecting the argan trees forest

At Garnier, our argan oil is sustainably sourced from Morocco, and the nuts are still crushed by hand by women organized in cooperatives.  Our sustainable sourcing program aims at protecting the only endemic forest of argan trees in the world & empowering women.

Garnier contributes to supporting 570 women, in 6 cooperatives in small villages in the region of Agadir, by:
-Providing a fair, stable income
Empowering women with social and financial independence
-Contributing to a local development fund to facilitate access to health care, literacy classes and crèche facilities for their children

Concrete Results

Today, GARNIER buys argan oil to the cooperatives, but also the other argan products such as the argan nutshell powder and the argan pressed-cake extract.
Since 2009, the cooperatives grew from 338 working women to 570.