withshea goes with

UN goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by General Assembly in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Building on the principle of “Leaving no on behind”, that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and 169 targets which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

withshea is a Shea Value Chain business led by Laonz Co., Ltd. We work toward the “UN Sustainable Development Goals”, the common goal of humanity resolved by the United Nations and withshea is in accordance with six of them.



  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere Increasing income of farmers and rural community members by processing shea fruit and its by-products

  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Increasing sustainable agricultural productivity of farmers by supplying natural fertilizers using by-products

  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Empowerment by providing opportunities of quality and processing training for women and girls, who are major participants in the shea industry, and strengthen decision-making rights by transactions with producer cooperatives

  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Establishment of facilities for shea fruit processing and make a sustainable industrial model by the processing of by-products

  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Eco-friendly fertilizer production by recycling by-products

  • Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Prevention of desertification by education for producers to prevent indiscriminate deforestation(or cutting down) of shea trees