Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People
In September 2009, The Body Shop started a journey together with ECPAT International to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People. From every corner of The Body Shop, around the world we engaged with our customers, friends and family. We raised awareness and funds, secured petition signatures and we marched!
Get Lippy: Prevent HIV
We launch a campaign with MTV International to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. Our message reaches millions of people and our campaign products raise over £2millionfor our charity partner, the Staying Alive Foundation.The funds help to educate young people on how to stay safe,and support those living with HIV and AIDS.
Stop Violence in the Home
In 2003 we launched a global campaign to raise awareness and funds to help those affected by domestic violence. The Stop Violence In The Home campaign built on almost a decade of campaigning on the issue.
Choose Positive Energy
We partner with Greenpeace to campaign for renewable energy. Over six million people sign our petition, which is delivered to the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.
Make Your Mark
The Dalai Lama helps us launch Make Your Mark. The campaign, in partnership with Amnesty International, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Three million people sign the petition.
We create a doll called Ruby to challenge beauty stereotypes. She fronts our campaign for female self-esteem and sparks a worldwide debate about body image.
Against Animal Testing
We deliver the four million petition signatures for our Against Animal Testing campaign to the European Commission. In 1998, the UK bans the testing of cosmetic products on animals.
Plight of the Ogoni People
We launch a campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Ogoni People. The tribe is persecuted for protesting against the dumping of petroleum waste in their homeland in the Niger Delta. In 1995, their leader, the author and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, is executed by the Nigerian military rulers. The campaign continues to 1998.
The Big Issue launches
This magazine sold by and for the homeless started life the year before as a The Body Shop Foundation project. We launch our long-running campaign Against Animal Testing
The Body Shop Foundation is created
Our charitable trust raises funds for human rights and environmental projects around the world. It's aimed at small, grassroots organisations that find it hard to get funding elsewhere. Fast-forward to 2012 and the foundation has raised over £19million.
Stop to the burning
Our first environmental campaign calls for a stop to the burning of Brazilian rainforests. A million petition signatures are presented to the president of Brazil.
Save the Whale
Our first campaign is Save the Whale in collaboration with Greenpeace. We call for an end to whaling, and promote jojoba oil as the perfect alternative to sperm whale oil in cosmetics.