The Body Shop is a British global beauty brand seeking to make a positive difference in the world by offering ethically and sustainably produced, naturally-inspired skincare, hair care and make-up.
Founded by Dame Anita Roddick in 1976, The Body Shop’s story started with her belief in something revolutionary – that business could be a force for good. This philosophy has underpinned the company since its inception and is central to The Body Shop’s ongoing aim of being the world’s most ethical and sustainable global business. The company currently has a range of over 1,000 products which it sells across 3,000 stores in more than 60 countries.
The Body Shop have vocally engaged with a range of topical issues, such as banning Animal Testing and embracing the Fairtrade initiative. Through their unique Community Trade program, The Body Shop also seek to source quality ingredients and accessories from expert producers across the world, whilst enriching economically vulnerable communities. Their latest sustainability commitment of “Enrich not Exploit” outlines 14 targets for The Body Shop to achieve by 2020, which range from enriching supplier communities, to ensuring that their natural ingredients are traceable and sustainably sourced, to committing to 100% renewable or carbon-balanced energy in Body Shop stores.
Future-Fit is working with The Body Shop to align their long-term sustainability goals to the Benchmark so that the company can begin working towards its commitment of being Future-Fit by 2040.