“We need to know that we can make a difference. We need business that respects and supports communities and families. We need business that safeguards the environment.”
WE BELIEVE THERE IS A MORE SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIVING.
And we believe that the beauty industry can be a part of leading that drive, by tackling different types of pollution.
It’s a journey and we are not perfect, but The Body Shop is passionate about creating positive environmental change. One product at a time.
The clock is ticking.
That’s why we have programmes and partners that help us shape and drive that 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.
FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE
Commitment to Life
100% of all packaging materials will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.
50% of all plastic used will be from recycled sources.
In areas where there are no recycling facilities we will use ‘collection and reuse’ programmes.
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA)
And we will always consider the protection of our planet.
The tool will measure our environmental impact and will allow us to eco-design our products.
In parallel to this we are actively looking to replace the ingredients in our formulations that have the most negative impact on the planet.
INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF BIODEGRADABLE INGREDIENTS IN OUR RINSE-OFF FORMULAE
We are committed to making our rinse off formulae 95% biodegradable, by 2030.
So, we maximize efficiency while ensuring a larger proportion of our ingredients can be broken down.
ELIMINATING THE USE OF FOSSIL-ORIGIN INGREDIENTS
This means we are targeting 95% ingredients of natural origin in skincare and body care, 90% in cleansing formulas and 80% in makeup.
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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