“We are thrilled to see our membership grow. GSA’s ability to deliver on its mandate – promoting the sustainable development of the shea sector – is made possible by our members. The addition of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. to the Alliance will positively contribute to industry’s efforts in improving the livelihood of women collectors and processors and protecting shea parklands,” commented GSA president Simballa Sylla.
“The Estée Lauder Companies is proud to join the Global Shea Alliance to further embed inclusivity and sustainability throughout our value chain,” said Mindi DeLeary, executive director, responsible sourcing, The Estée Lauder Companies. “Building on the company’s long-held commitments to both women and sustainability, we look forward to partnering with GSA to create a safe and empowering environment for women in the shea supply chain while helping to ensure a more sustainable shea industry.”
ELC formulates a variety of skin care, makeup and hair care products across its portfolio with shea for its softening and moisturizing properties. As part of ELC's continuous efforts to address issues that may exist within complex supply chains, the company is committed to engaging in industry collaboration to help generate positive impact on the ground.