Our fight never stops
For over 35 years, we’ve been fighting for a fairer world.
“You educate people by stirring their passions. You take every opportunity to grab the imagination of your employees, you get them to feel they are doing something important, that they are not a lone voice, that they are the most powerful and potent people on the planet.”
Dame Anita Roddick
How we’re building on 35 years of changemaking
To be a successful changemaker we know that all you need to do is find the source of your own power. Everyone at The Body Shop is a changemaker and everyone we meet has the potential to change the world. As long as we keep moving and keep fighting.
We strive for long term, systemic social change for the next generation. Always have done, always will. Over the years we’ve campaigned on issues other businesses might dodge for being too complicated or too risky. Long before the dawn of ethical consumerism we campaigned against the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest. We’ve fought animal testing and the sex trafficking of children and young people. It was maybe not terribly obvious to anyone in 1997 why The Body Shop was campaigning for the rights of the Ogoni People, when we didn’t actually retail in Nigeria. But it was obvious to us. Because it was the right thing to do.
Here are some of the campaigns we’re most proud of:
“I think businesses see human rights as a nuisance, as a threat to their bottom line… If big business is more powerful than governments and does not care about human rights, then God help us all.”
And we’re not stopping there.
We’ve been picking up the pace lately. You can read more about our activism past and present here.