OUR STORY STARTED IN BRIGHTON, ENGLAND IN 1976.
Never afraid to stand out from the crowd and stand up for what’s right, we search the world for the finest ethically-sourced ingredients to create a range of naturally-inspired beauty products.
Today our dedication to business as a force for good is stronger than ever. As part of our Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment, we’ve made it our mission to enrich our products, our people and our planet. That means working fairly with our farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through our Community Trade programme, being 100% vegetarian and always and forever being firmly against animal testing.
Our Forever Against Animal Testing global campaign is how we put our passion for animal rights into action – we’re working towards a worldwide ban on animal tested cosmetics… forever. Approximately 80% of countries have no laws around animal testing, which is why we haven’t stopped fighting for the rights of animals since 1989. Like all international agreements, it takes time, but we know it’s within reach! Watch this space. We’re working hard with campaigners and other brands across the globe to help make it happen.
“THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS SHOULD NOT BE ABOUT MONEY. IT SHOULD BE ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY. IT SHOULD BE ABOUT PUBLIC GOOD, NOT PRIVATE GREED.” – ANITA RODDICK
We aim to be the world’s most ethical and sustainable global business. Our Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment includes 14 targets for The Body Shop to achieve by 2020. The targets are the clearest manifestation of who we are and what we stand for as a business.
Our story started with Anita Roddick’s belief in something revolutionary; that business could be a force for good. We’ve always done things differently, broken the mould, been bold, been brave. Today, our commitment is stronger than ever; to Enrich Not Exploit™. It’s in our hands.
We celebrate the diversity of people and reject a stereotype of beauty. Paying fair prices to our community trade partners is central to everything we do. We campaign for what’s right. We help our employees grow as people.