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THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME

BUY FOR GOOD: ENRICHING THE FUTURE

Sustainability has always been at the heart of The Body Shop. We believe that the planet and society need fully-committed responsible businesses, which enrich both the environment we live in and people including our customers, communities, employees and suppliers.

This belief underpins the business decisions we make including sourcing natural ingredients and accessories from economically vulnerable communities through our Community Fair Trade programme, local volunteering, campaigning and developing new, efficacious products which are all underpinned by sustainability.

In September 2019 we were thrilled to fulfil a life-long ambition to become a certified B Corp. We know that education is a powerful tool for changing the world. We want to use our knowledge to help future generations protect the environment and speak up for the causes they believe in.These free curriculum-linked resources have been created by teachers, for teachers, and have been developed for students aged 14+ years.

We’d love to hear how you’ve been using the resources in class and reaction from students! Email us

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GUIDE TO USING THESE RESOURCES

These classroom resources explore curriculum-linked topics related to the production and retail of The Body Shop products, examining wider ethical and sustainability issues within the beauty industry.

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INTERACTIVE

The Buy for Good – Enriching the Future interactive enables users to follow the ‘plant to pot’ journey of The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter, an example of a sustainable and ethical product. The interactive and supporting curriculum linked resources, enable students to step into the shoes of grower, retailer and consumer and learn about how sustainability and ethical decisions impact the supply chain.

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ETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES – KS4 BUSINESS PRACTICES

Can business be a force for good?

Students explore ethical issues around business, before producing their own advert communicating sustainability themes, taking into account market research and focus group feedback.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CHALLENGE - KS4 DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Students respond to a brief from The Body Shop, designing a sustainable gift carton for Coconut Body Butter.

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SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS - KS4 GEOGRAPHY

Students examine the production of organic virgin coconut oil before completing a research project on Community Trade partnerships in the context of a developing country of their choosing.

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ETHICAL CONSUMERISM - KS4 PSHE & CITIZENSHIP

Students explore ethical consumerism, examining the effects of their own decision making as consumers and creating a hierarchy of priorities. Students then debate who should be responsible for ethical consumerism.

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ETHICAL INNOVATION AND THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY - KS4 SCIENCE

Students learn about how odorants travel in air to the nose, and evaluate two different theories on how scent receptors function. Students then apply their knowledge to design a beauty product, choosing the most suitable odorant.

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ABOUT US

'My passionate belief is that business can be fun, it can be conducted with love and a powerful force for good.' – Anita Roddick

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COMMUNITY TRADE

We have suppliers in over 20 countries around the world, sourcing the finest raw ingredients and traditional skills from around the planet – benefiting local communities in return.