Our founder Anita Roddick pioneered the philosophy that businesses can be a force for good, and this belief is still The Body Shop’s driving force. Today we articulate this as “fighting for a fairer and more beautiful world”. In 2019, we became a B Corp, joining a community of companies working to drive change in our society by working to preserve our planet and help societies to flourish. It’s in The Body Shop’s DNA.
Our partnership with Plastics For Change empowers marginalised communities in India who clean waste plastics from the streets. Through our partnership, we pay these communities a fair price for the materials and recycle 12.2 million PET bottles back into our packaging, diverting 222k kilograms of plastic from oceans and landfill. We are excited to be scaling up our use of recycled plastics across more of our product categories, including skincare.
Our mission to become a more sustainable brand is a restless journey of innovation where we strive to do better for people and the planet, and this award would not be possible without the ongoing hard work of our sustainable sourcing team at The Body Shop, among many others.