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About The Body Shop

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The Body Shop Sustainability Actions

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HARD-WORKING, NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Our products are rooted in hard-working, natural ingredients for hard-working, beautiful bodies. We search all over the planet for the best ingredients to help you scrub up your body with lashings of love. Discover more about our Community Fair Trade programme, which sources ingredients from thousands of producers and artisans and benefits communities worldwide, as well as an extensive ingredient glossary and a breakdown of exactly what we mean by natural and natural origin ingredients.

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SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES

Our pioneering Community Fair Trade programme has been going strong since 1987. It’s our way of sourcing ethical, high-quality ingredients and accessories from around the world, while trading fairly with suppliers. This helps our Community Fair Trade partners gain market access and invest in social and environmental projects that benefit their communities, and it helps us fill our products with the good stuff. Discover how this programme drives real change in the world and helps us be a force for good.

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CHAMPIONING SUSTAINABILITY

We’re serious about sustainability. We want to inspire change in the way businesses behave and think about how their actions affect people and the planet. Championing sustainability is a core value of The Body Shop, whether that’s through recycling and refill initiatives, changing the way we package our products or ensuring we source ingredients as sustainably as possible. Discover how we’re always striving towards greater sustainability here.

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The Body Shop Sustainability Commitments

2019

WE’RE  PROMOTING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY THROUGH REFILL STATIONS.

Although recycling is extremely important, we’re also embracing a circular economy approach to eliminate some of the waste from our products, rather than recycling it. In 2019, we relaunched our pioneering product refill scheme in two new concept stores. Here you can buy a refillable 250ml aluminium bottle and fill it with a choice of eight shower gels, and bring it back to refill once it’s empty. We’re working hard to bring refills to more stores soon, as well as introducing refillable shampoos, conditioners and hand wash. Watch this space!

2021

WE’RE CONTRIBUTING TO REDUCING EXISTING WASTE WHILE DRIVING POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE.

In 2019 we launched our Community Fair Trade recycled plastic programme. We source plastic from marginalised waste pickers in India, offering a fair price, steady income and better working conditions in an informal sector that’s often volatile and discriminatory. In our first year we purchased 250 tonnes of Community Fair Trade recycled plastic, which we’ve used in shampoo and conditioner bottles. By the end of 2021, we aim to purchase over 900 tonnes of Community Fair Trade recycled plastic.

2022

WE’RE USING MORE PCR IN OUR PACKAGING, AND ARE GRADUALLY ELIMINATING OIL-BASED PLASTIC.

Today, our PET plastic product packaging contains on average 25% recycled material. By 2022, we aim to increase the amount of recycled plastic material to 75%. Our longer-term aim is to develop a circular model for our packaging, which means reusing or repurposing 100% of our product packaging.

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The Body Shop Sustainability News

This information was sourced from https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/about-us/our-commitment/enrich-not-exploit-sustainability-report, https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/about-us/brand-values/a/a00006, https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/about-us/brand-values/sustainability/sustainable-packaging/a/a00012, and is accurate as of 20/06/2021. Is this your business? Suggest an edit