“I don’t just see shea body butter. I see a school,
a clean well, awareness clinics. I see women
coming out of poverty.”
-Dame Anita Roddick
FOUNDER OF THE BODY SHOP
Every interaction and every purchase with us, big or small is an act of positivity that extends beyond ourselves.
It’s a crucial part of a chain of local and global change.
Our trade is, quite simply, a way for us all to drive for, and participate in, greater social equity.
That means, your engagement with us, really matters to us, to you and to communities.
Read on to see some examples of how you help us to create real change:
Community Fair Trade is the hero of our community change initiatives. We trade with 19 producer groups in 15 countries, impacting thousands of lives (60% of which are women from low-income backgrounds). We set up this program in the 1980's and we are immensely proud of the change it helps bring.
We’re committed to tackling the plastic crisis differently. We’re fighting for people and the planet with Community Fair Trade recycled plastic from Bengaluru, India. Our initiative helps empower the waste pickers we support with access to more sanitary working conditions, a fair price and the respect and recognition they deserve.
It’s well known that we are passionate about animal rights, but we know that some ingredients and materials used in the beauty industry have a high environmental and human price.
We do not touch them. And we never will.
What we do do is give special love and attention to the sources and supply chain of seven key ingredients that we do use, to absolutely guarantee that what you put on your body meets a high level of social and environmental ethical standards.
We back what we say.
Because we want to be part of the solution and not just take up oxygen, we are founding members of several key 'responsible sourcing' organisations.
Activism is in our DNA. We are the original activist brand. Our founder, Dame Anita Roddick understood the power of shared beliefs and collective action. Of Joyful Radicalism.
That is why we rally our collective around Activism Campaigns that seek to bring about the fairness and kindness we want to see in the world.
We’ve campaigned, and helped change laws, alongside brilliant rights activists, against human trafficking, to stop animal testing, to end the burning of rainforests, and to deepen awareness of the AIDS crisis.
Not bad for a brand that sells shampoo and face masks.
Our activism is what sets us apart.
One thing is certain: everything we do is oriented at making our planet a little fairer and a little more beautiful every day. And achieving genuine change. For your benefit. For all of us. So, every ingredient we use and every new product we develop is there because it is good for your body and does not compromise safety or ethics. That is something we will always keep sight of. At any cost