Founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop is a global beauty brand which seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally-inspired skincare, hair care and make-up produced ethically and sustainably.
The Body Shop pioneered the philosophy that business can be a force for good and after being acquired by L’Oréal in 2006, it is scaling up its vision. The company has more than 3,000 stores in more than 60 countries. It was the first international cosmetics company to introduce fair trade to the cosmetics and toiletries industry in 1987. Through a unique Community Trade (CT) programme, The Body Shop sources fine raw ingredients and accessories from the four corners of the globe, with a commitment to trade fairly with small-scale farmers, traditional artisans and rural co-operatives that are experts in their field. In exchange, the company offers good trading practices and independence-building prices.