CARING FOR SIGHT

Caring for sight

A STORY OF VISION

At L'OCCITANE, we create "sensorial" products that delight the senses. There is one sense that's particularly important for us – SIGHT. Our initiatives include putting Braille on our packaging; selling fundraising products; and working with UNICEF, the UN children’s organisation, as well as other NGOs. We are dedicated to helping the blind and visually impaired; preventing avoidable blindness; and making eye care available to more people around the world.

Did you know?

Vitamin A deficiency is one of the leading causes of childhood blindness.

80% of blindness is preventable.

Every 5 seconds, someone in the world loses their sight.

OUR MISSION

Since beginning our partnership with UNICEF in 2017 we have been able to support the eyesight of more than four million children around the world, including from Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Niger.Our goal is that by the end of 2022, we will have reached 3 million more children.

Thanks to the wonderful commitment of our teams and consumers, we have reached our 2020 goal: providing 10 million beneficiaries with access to eye care.

​Today, we set ourselves a new objective: by 2025, we aim to increase this to 15 million! 

LET’S DREAM OF A FUTURE WHERE EVERYONE CAN SEE

We’re hopeful of a future where child around the world has access to eye care, to help eradicate preventable blindness.

BRAILLE: MAKING OUR PRODUCTS MORE ACCESSIBLE

In 1997, we made the conscious decision to write our product names in Braille on our packaging and have continued ever since! It's not only a way of making our products more accessible to the visually impaired; it's also a way of raising public awareness about sight loss.
 

GETTING EMPLOYEES INVOLVED: RACE FOR VISION!

Our subsidiaries around the world get involved in local, sight-related projects and initiatives. L'OCCITANE employees take part in the "Race for Vision" – a connected race that raises funds to fight visual impairment. In addition, L’Occitane UK runs a number of employee fundraising events from bake sales to staff sales. In 2020, we gave the vote to our employees for where they would like the funds to be donated to, and they have spoken! An additional £12,175 was donated to UNICEF in 2020!

A Helpful Purchase!

L’OCCITANE is proud to support UNICEF’s International Vitamin A Supplementation Programme and will donate 100% of profits from the sale of this candle to support this vital cause.

This beautifully soft and subtle vanilla-scented candle is a step to ending childhood blindness throughout the world.

  • 1 SOLD = 1 YEAR OF VITAMIN A FOR 4 CHILDREN
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£9.50

SUBSIDIARIES WITH A VISION… AND AMBITION!

Our Malaysian subsidiary got customers involved in the Race for Vision and invited them to post photos of their feet – with the words "Fight Avoidable Blindness" – on Instagram, along with the official Race for Vision hashtags. For each photo posted, L'OCCITANE Malaysia made a donation. An idea worth developing!

FIGHTING BLINDNESS IN BURKINA FASO: SHARING A MISSION WITH NGOs

In addition to supporting women in Burkina Faso, we're working with NGOs such as Light for the World and Sight Savers to eliminate blinding diseases and conditions in specific regions.