The Body Shop
beauty has a heart

The body Shop is one of the first beauty companies to take a keen interest in the world around them. Known for creating naturally inspired skin and haircare products using traditional recipes, they have used their position to promote sustainable trading relationships with disadvantaged communities around the world.

Campaigning for a better future is the mission of The Body Shop, as they passionately fight for the protection of the environment, human and civil rights, and against animal testing within the cosmetics and toiletries industry.
  • The Body Shop opened for business on 26th March 1976 in Brighton, England.
  • Has its own in-house Environmental department.
  • The Body Shop Foundation is a charity which funds human rights and environmental protection groups.
  • The Big Issue homeless paper started as a project of The Body Shop Foundation.
  • The Body Shop was the first cosmetics company to sign up to the Humane Cosmetics Standard supported by leading animal protection groups.
  • The Body Shop was purchased by L'Oreal for an estimated $1.4 billion dollars in March 2006.



from the The Body Shop website :
feel good naturally
The Body Shop was founded by entrepreneur Anita Roddick who, in 1976, started retailing homemade naturally inspired products with minimal packaging.

The Body Shop rapidly evolved from one small shop in Brighton on the south coast of England, with only around 25 hand-mixed products on sale, to a worldwide network of shops. Franchising allowed for rapid growth and international expansion as hundreds of entrepreneurs worldwide bought into Anita's vision.

The Company's campaigns against human rights abuses, in favour of animal and environmental protection and its commitment to challenge the stereotypes of beauty perpetuated by the cosmetics industry, have won the support of generations of consumers. The company continues to lead the way for businesses to use their voice for social and environmental change.

Activism has been part of the DNA of The Body Shop. The past has been a testament to an extraordinary partnership with millions of men, women and children all over the globe. And what about the future? The unique blend of product, passion and partnership that characterises the story of The Body Shop will continue to evolve. It is a shared vision. So the great experiment goes on.

The Body Shop has always believed that business is primarily about human relationships. We believe that the more we listen to our stakeholders and involve them in decision making, the better our business will run.

In 1999 The Body Shop brand was voted the second most trusted brand in the UK by the Consumers Association. According to the 1997 Interbrand survey criteria, the company was named 28th top brand in the world, second in the retail sector. In a 1998 report, a survey of international chief executives in The Financial Times ranked The Body Shop the 27th most respected company in the world.

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