Help us #PlayForPeace this Holiday Season
The Holidays are here, and The Body Shop is on another mission to help spread good vibes. This year, we’re supporting International Alert’s Peace Play Project, to help refugee children affected by the war in Syria heal through play. The refugee crisis is devastating. Over half of the world’s refugee population are children, and for those that are Syrian and under the age of seven they have only ever experienced war-related loss and the uncertainty of life as a refugee. When The Body Shop learned of International Alert’s Peace Play Project and the incredible benefits it provides to these children, we knew we had to support it.
The Peace Play project provides refugee children with a safe place to play, to deal with their trauma, learn to cope with their losses and be free to express themselves without violence. The project is vital in helping children affected by war, such as Leena. Leena is seven years old and has lived in a refugee camp for five years. She comes from a rural part of Syria, but the Peace Play Project is the only chance she gets to make new friends.Since joining the project, Leena’s mum says she is much happier, relaxed and more confident.
We’re aiming to raise funds this Holiday Season to support the Peace Play Project in Shatila refugee camp for one year, benefitting 600 children and their families. Every gift you purchase from our seasonal gift collections will go towards funding International Alert’s Peace Play Project.
Help support the project and spread the word on social media, using #PlayForPeace. To find out more about the partnership, visit here
Our Forever Against Animal Testing campaign has had a digital update!
It’s been over 4 months since we continued our fight alongside Cruelty Free International and launched our Forever Against Animal Testing campaign. Your support has been incredible, and we’ve achieved great results so far!
We now have some new and exciting news: last month, The Body Shop and Urban Airship launched the Forever Against Animal Testing mobile wallet pass. The pass provides regular news updates on the campaign directly to your phone, as well as a signature count! It’s currently available in the UK, US and Canada.
Get involved by downloading the pass and sharing it with your family and friends. Let’s end animal testing in cosmetics and ingredients globally, once and for all!
The Body Shop joins the Natura family
We’ve got some amazing news: The Body Shop has now officially joined the Natura family! Natura is Brazil’s number one cosmetics company and will be a great fit to nurture our brand. They are against animal testing and have been a true leader in ethics and sustainability since they were founded in 1969.
Natura has shared our ethical vision from across the globe for over 40 years and now we are working together. We’re looking forward to a bright future and this inspiring new chapter.
Keep up-to-date with The Body Shop during this exciting time by following us on social media.
Our Forever Against Animal Testing Campaign petition has over 2 million signatures!
Our Forever Against Animal Testing campaign launched in June, and we have been continuing our long and passionate fight alongside Cruelty Free International to end animal testing in cosmetic products and ingredients. The support from animal lovers across the world has been fantastic, and in just over 2 months we’ve already collected over an amazing 2 MILLION signatures towards our 8 million target!
We’re very proud that so many of you have joined our campaign already by signing our petition, posting photos on social media with pets, friends and positive messages. You’ve all helped bring us one step closer to ending animal testing in cosmetics for good!
We have 6 million signatures to go: get involved, sign the petition and share with your friends here!
SIGN THE PETITION
Join our latest campaign!
Since the 1980s, The Body Shop, along with partner Cruelty Free International, has campaigned to end animal testing in cosmetics. And together we contributed to UK and EU bans, but as 80% of countries still don’t have any laws against animal testing in cosmetics, there’s still work to be done.
Animal testing on cosmetic products and ingredients remains a problem around the world and animals continue to suffer! Approximately 500,000 animals are used in cruel tests for cosmetics purposes every year.
In our new Forever Against Animal Testing campaign, we’re teaming up with Cruelty Free International again to call for a total ban on animal testing in cosmetic products and ingredients, everywhere and forever. To achieve this, we will take 8 million signatures to the UN and call for an international convention that will standardize laws. Only then will there be a harmonized global ban on animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients, ensuring animal testing cannot be moved from country to country.
It’s an ambitious target but one we are determined to reach to end this everywhere and forever. With reliable and more accurate alternatives now available, there is no need or excuse for animal testing in cosmetics.
SIGN THE PETITION
The Body Shop publishes its Modern Slavery Statement
For the first time in Europe, the UK parliament passed the Modern Slavery Act in 2015. Designed to tackle slavery and human trafficking in the UK, the Act introduces tougher penalties and sentences for slavery and trafficking offences. It also requires UK businesses to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement to ensure transparency within supply chains.
The Body Shop has always believed in business as a force for good. We passionately believe that our supply chain should be free from exploitation and discrimination where workers can enjoy freedom and security. That’s why, in 1998, we co-founded a leading ethical trade program - the Ethical Trade Initiative - with other like-minded companies, voluntary organizations and trade unions. This means we only trade with suppliers who meet our strict Ethical Trade standards.
In line with our Ethical Trade policy and the new Modern Slavery Act, The Body Shop has published its own Modern Slavery Statement. In it we outline our long-standing commitment to preventing modern slavery across our company and supply chain. To achieve this we have developed a program with a range of stakeholders that identifies issues relating to modern slavery in our business and supply chain, and addresses the root causes of labor abuses. We want to do everything in our power to end modern slavery.
READ OUR STATEMENT HERE
The Body Shop opens new $1.3M Beauty Innovation Lab
At the end of last year The Body Shop opened a brand new $1.3m beauty innovation hub in East Croydon, London, bringing the latest cosmetic innovations to our product development and ultimately to our customers.
Based at our global headquarters, our new state of the art laboratory will see marketing, sustainable sourcing and product development teams working in partnership. We will work towards integrating all aspects of our ethical product development and sourcing, helping drive our innovation and sustainable development. Our technicians can now formulate products quicker and more effectively, creating and testing products right next to our own office.
It is an ambitious investment, but one that takes a big step towards the realization of our Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment to become the world’s most ethical and truly sustainable global business by 2020, specifically through helping us to reduce year on year the environmental footprint of all of our product categories. In the lab our technicians will also optimize efficiencies in our testing processes, using a unique ingredient database.
Over the next few years we look forward to seeing the impact of the lab and the many benefits it will bring!