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"Sharing of win-win through Shea Nut"

Vision & Goal

​비전과 목표

Located in the eastern part of Africa, Uganda is a place where nature and people coexist with fertile land and thick forests.
The shea fruit growing in Uganda, which is called Nilotica species which has higher oleic acid content compared to West African shea fruit, has excellent skin absorption, soft texture, and contains polyphenols with excellent antioxidant properties.

Shea trees have been a valuable resource that has provided major food and skin treatments to Natives of Africa for centuries, and are currently being used in a variety of bio industries of the United States and Europe, in pursuit of improving the quality of life.

Shea butter, which contains abundant nutrients including essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6, acts as moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, etc.. And the demand for shea butter in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries have been constantly increasing. In the confectionery industry, shea butter is also used as a substitute for cocoa butter in chocolate processing. Despite its excellence of properties, East Africa is not yet diversified in the shea industry compared to West Africa.

withshea is a Shea Value Chain business led by Laonz Co., Ltd. Contributing to the development of the shea industry in Uganda by empowerment of farmers in shea fruit cultivation area, which has abundant resources and potential, and operating own processing center, and as a sustainable development model that reinvests profits by reforestation and research.

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withshea Model : Shea Value Chain

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GSA Membership

​한국 최초의 GSA 멤버십

㈜라온즈는 한국 최초로 GSA 멤버십을 취득한 기업으로 시어 산업에 종사하는 여성들의 역량을 강화하고 환경을 보호하여 지속가능한 사업모델을 만들기 위해 노력합니다.    

GSA(Global Shea Alliance, 글로벌 시어 얼라이언스)는 시어 산업에 종사하는 여성 단체, 브랜드와 리테일 및 공급 업체, NGO 등 35개국 500여개의 회원 단체를 가지고 있는 비영리 조직입니다. GSA는 공공-민간 파트너십을 통해 산업의 지속가능성을 도모하며, 품질 관리 및 기준을 만들고 식품 및 화장품 시장에서의 시어 수요를 촉진합니다. GSA의 지속가능성 프로그램은 여성 역량 강화, 지역 사회개발, 근무 환경 개선 및 생태계 보호 등 4가지 가치에 중점을 두고 있습니다.


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