WE’RE B CORP™ CERTIFIED
In 2019 we certified as a B Corp, becoming one of the largest global B Corps. But what does that actually mean? B Corps are businesses that live the highest social and environmental standards for people and the planet. It’s how we’ve always done business. It’s in our DNA. And now we have the stamp to prove it. Discover what it means and what it takes to become a B Corp and Triple Bottom Line business. While you’re reading, please excuse us while we do a quick backflip to celebrate
"Business shapes the world. It is capable of changing society in any way you can imagine."
Dame Anita Roddick
FOUNDER OF THE BODY SHOP
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE INITIATIVES THAT HELPED US MEET B CORP CERTIFICATION:
Our history of engaging customers in our activist campaigns, including Forever Against Animal Testing. We also played a big role in influencing legislation and speaking to lawmakers and stakeholders about this topic to end animal testing in cosmetics worldwide for good.
REFILLS AND RECYCLING
The Body Shop was the original refills pioneer back in the 70's and today with our large-scale refill stations roll-out, we are back at the forefront of the refill revolution. The launch of our in-store recycling scheme and the offsetting of energy use in our stores that isn’t green energy
When you remove interviews and background checks in the employment process, you get a fairer and more inclusive hiring practice, providing jobs for people who often get excluded. Open Hiring is a step towards tackling poverty, inequality, and other global challenges. We first introduced Open Hiring as a pilot in 2019 in our North Carolina distribution Centre in the US. Since then, we have expanded the programme to Canada, Australia and the UK.
We offer our 8,000+ employees across the globe the option to take 3 days a year to volunteer and have a positive impact in their communities in whichever way they choose.
TRAINING AND ENGAGING OUR TEAMS
Training and engaging teams around the world on our B Corp mission and on the importance of being a Triple Bottom Line business.
Our commitment to helping empower people and communities around the world through our Community Fair Trade programme. We’ve been sourcing ingredients and accessories from expert producers and artisans in exchange for a fair price for over 30 years.
Have you seen...
OUR REFILL SCHEME
Everything you need to know about our new, easy in-store refill stations.
Activism: we go way back
Why our history shapes our future. Read our proudest moments in 35 years of epic changemaking.
COMMUNITY FAIR TRADE
Discover how our pioneering programme drives real change and helps us be a force for good.
COMMUNITY FAIR TRADE RECYCLED PLASTIC
We want to find a use for the plastic that already exists. So, we’re working with plastic ‘waste pickers’ in India to help them and the planet.