Founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, by Dame Anita Roddick, The Body Shop is a global cruelty-free and vegan beauty brand and a certified B Corp™. The Body Shop seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally inspired skincare, body care, haircare and make-up produced ethically and sustainably.
Having pioneered the philosophy that business can be a force for good, this ethos is still the brand’s driving force. The Body Shop was the first company to introduce Community Fair Trade, a pioneering programme back in 1987, based on the ethical supply of its fine, high-quality ingredients and handmade accessories sourced from thousands of producers, farmers and artisans across the world. Today, Community Fair Trade is the biggest fair trade programme in the cosmetics industry.
The Body Shop is also committed to become the most sustainable business it can be and strives to reduce its environmental impact on the planet by developing zero waste packaging and producing 100% recyclable packaging made from recycled plastic, through its pioneering Community Fair Trade programme.