Global Shea Alliance (GSA)

The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics. GSA is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder platform with 560 members from 35 countries representing all shea stakeholder ground including women’s groups, supporters, international oils and fat suppliers, and leading food and cosmetic brands. Through public private partnerships, GSA promotes industry sustainability, quality practices and standards, and demand for shea in food and cosmetic products.

Vision: To be the premier platform to satisfy the strategic interests and practical needs of its members, shea stakeholders – large and small – worldwide.

Mission: To design, develop, and deliver strategies that drive a competitive and sustainable shea industry worldwide and to improve the livelihoods of rural African women and their communities.

Values: GSA’s core values are founded on promoting an inclusive value chain, fostering a pre-competitive and business driven industry by ensuring sustainability and maintaining confidentiality in all transactions with our stakeholders.

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