Enrich Not Exploit™: Message from our International Director of Corporate Responsibility and Campaigns
The Body Shop is often credited with being one of the founders of modern corporate social responsibility (CSR). But more than ever before, the planet is in a precarious place due to human activity and we need to take action.
Enrich Our People: Doubling Our Community Trade programme
Community Trade was born from our founder Anita Roddick’s belief in trade not aid and a commitment to developing lasting relationships with communities from around the world. In 2016, we added one new ingredient to the programme and, having announced this and three more new ingredients in early 2017, we continue to be on the lookout for more! .
Enrich Our People: Volunteering in our local communities
The Body Shop employees are passionate about dedicating their time and energy to helping others and giving back to the communities we operate in. In 2016, The Body Shop employees around the world spent more than 40,000 hours volunteering. .
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Enrich Our Products: Publishing the environmental impact of our formulas
Sustainable business and transparency go hand in hand. We hope that our transparency in sharing details of our formulas with customers and the information we have published in 2017 (view here ) can begin to empower them to decide which products they prefer to buy based on environmental profile.
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Enrich Our Planet: Reducing our stores’ environmental footprint
With over 3,000 stores around the world, we have a responsibility to not harm the environment, but also to go further and enrich it. In 2016, we developed important resources which help us measure the environmental impact of our shop fit and to help us achieve our goal.
Enrich Our Planet: Fossil fuel-free packaging
Our global dependence on non-renewable resources is unsustainable. So to create a more sustainable future, The Body Shop wants to ensure 70% of product packaging does not contain fossil fuels by 2020. So far, all our clear plastic bottles have 25% recycled material.
Enrich Our Planet: Powering all stores with renewable energy
Ensuring 100% of our stores are powered by renewable energy is essential to limit our contribution to climate change and the level of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. By the end of 2016, 24% of our stores were running on renewable energy.
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