The Body Shop is an iconic British retail brand with an extensive and growing global presence. It now employs more than 22,000 people in over 60 countries around the world.
The Body Shop’s new Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment is dedicated to enriching our people and products as well as the planet, working fairly with farmers and suppliers and helping communities thrive through our Community Trade programme. Our aim is to be the world’s most ethical and truly sustainable global business, and our Commitment is the first step on our journey to achieving that aim.
The Body Shop has always believed passionately that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing. This core value is still an integral part of our organisation. We have never tested any of our ingredients or products on animals and we never will.
We launched our pioneering Community Trade sourcing programme in 1987. Originally known as ‘Trade not Aid’, the programme was developed to revolutionize the way we source some of our key natural accessories and natural ingredients, directly from producer groups across the world. We choose to harness the skills of farmers, traditional artisans and rural co-ops who are experts in their field and share our commitment to positive social and environmental change, in exchange we offer good trading practices and a fair wage. Through our innovative sourcing programme we now trade with 27 suppliers in 21 countries, benefiting 25,000 people around the world.
The Body Shop Foundation
Through The Body Shop Foundation, the charitable arm of The Body Shop, we have been able to help fund many global projects that work for environmental and social change. Launched in 1989 (registered charity no. 802757), The Body Shop Foundation gives financial support to pioneering, frontline organisations that otherwise have little hope of conventional funding. The Foundation's focus is to assist those working to achieve progress in the areas of human and civil rights, environmental and animal protection. Learn more here.
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