Two-thirds of beneficiaries of the Group’s Solidarity Sourcing programme are women. A total of 47,420 beneficiaries come from 68 projects specifically related to the emancipation of women in 23 countries, with the support of 15 associations and NGO partners. These Solidarity Sourcing projects support the following women:
- producers of raw materials such as shea, argan or galanga grown and harvested in accordance with fair trade principles;
- hailing from various vulnerable local communities, or who have assumed positions usually reserved for men;
- beneficiaries through support for Women-Owned Businesses (suppliers owned, controlled and led by 51% or more women);
In 2020, the Group continued to accelerate its strategy to support female entrepreneurship, reconfirming its involvement in WEConnect International and multiplying by 2.7 the number of suppliers led by women supported in ten countries.