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Our Journey

We've been campaigning on issues close to our heart for over 25 years.
Here's a snapshot of what we've achieved.

The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) verifies our programme

The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) verifies our programme. This independent fair trade certifier audits our process to verify our Ethical Trade practices. We train our buyers, quality and supply chain staff in the principles of auditing factories, and run workshops with our suppliers on worker empowerment.

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We develop a new strategy for Ethical Trade

We develop a new strategy for Ethical Trade. We extend the shop fittings programme beyond our first-tier suppliers, to bottle manufacturers, and carrier bag suppliers.

We train our buying
team in the principles
of the code

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We adopt the ETI Base Code as our own Supplier Code of Conduct

We adopt the ETI Base Code as our own Supplier Code of Conduct. All our first-tier suppliers - the companies that make our products for us - sign up to the code

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The Body Shop becomes a founding member of the Ethical Trading Initiative

The Body Shop becomes a founding member of the Ethical Trading Initiative. The aim is to improve the working lives of our suppliers and their employees around the world.

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