“I don’t just see shea body butter. I see a school, a clean well, awareness clinics. I see women coming out of poverty.”
WE ARE DRIVEN TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD
It’s a crucial part of a chain of change, locally or globally.
Our trade is, quite simply, a way for us all to drive for, and participate in, greater social equity.
It means that what you do with us really, really matters to us, to you and to communities.
Here are some examples of how you help us to create real change:
The Body Shop spearheaded change with the pioneering Community Fair Trade programme. It’s the hero of our community change initiatives. We trade with 19 producer groups in 15 different countries, impacting the lives of thousands of people every year (60% of whom are women from low-income backgrounds). It’s a programme we set up in the 1980s and we couldn't be prouder 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. This trade helps empower the waste pickers we support with access to more sanitary working conditions, a fair price and the respect and recognition they deserve.
RESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS
We do not touch them. And we never will.
Those precious seven ingredients
• Ethical Trading Initiative (founding member)
• Global Shea Alliance (founding member)
• Responsible Mica Initiative
• Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (founding member)
• World Fair Trade Organisations
ACTIVISM. DRIVING TOWARDS A FAIRER WORLD FOR ALL
Anita Roddick understood the power of shared beliefs and collective action. Of joyful radicalism.
We always rally our collective around activism campaigns that seek to bring about the kindness and fairness we want to see in the world.
ACTIVISTS SINCE DAY ONE
Not bad for a brand that sells shampoo and face masks.
Our activism is what sets us apart.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE PART OF THE SOLUTION
WE ARE ON A JOURNEY
And creating real change. For you. For us all.
So, every ingredient we use and every new product we create is there because it works hard for your body, without compromising on safety and ethics.
And we will never lose sight of that.
At any cost.
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