The onset of April’16 marks the 40th anniversary of Body Shop, the revolutionary brand that pioneered ethical beauty. In celebration of the anniversary, Body Shop launched its new Enrich Not Exploit Commitment, with a set of targets to help Body Shop become The World’s Most Ethical and Sustainable Global Business. Along with this, Body Shop has launched its new store at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.
The Enrich Not Exploit Commitment will enable The Body Shop to protect and nurture the environment and society across every part of its business: ingredients, products, packaging, stores, employees, suppliers and campaigns. In total there are 14 targets within the new Commitment:
Enrich our People
- Double the Community Trade programme from 19 to 40 ingredients and help enrich communities that produce them.
- Help 40,000 economically vulnerable people access work around the world.
- Engage 8 million people in Enrich Not Exploit Commitment mission, creating the biggest campaign ever.
- Invest 250,000 hours of our skills and know-how to enrich the biodiversity of local communities.
Enrich our Products
- Ensure 100% of natural ingredients are traceable and sustainably sourced, protecting 10,000 hectares of forest and other habitat.
- Reduce year on year the environmental footprint of all product categories.
- Publish use of ingredients of natural origin, ingredients from green chemistry, and the biodegradability and water footprint of the products.
- Develop an innovation pipeline that delivers pioneering cosmetic ingredients from biodiversity.
Enrich our Planet
- Build Bio-Bridges, protecting and regenerating 75 million square metres of habitat helping communities to live more sustainably.
- Reduce the environmental footprint of stores every time they’re refurbished or redesigned.
- Develop and deliver three new sustainable packaging innovations.
- Ensure that 70% of total product packaging does not contain fossil fuels.
- Power 100% of stores with renewable or carbon balanced energy.
- Reduce by 10% the energy use of all stores every year.
Jeremy Schwartz, Chief Executive of The Body Shop says: “We’ve always done things differently, broken the mould, been bold, been brave. We’ve used our stores and products to communicate environmental and human rights issues; inspiring and mobilizing employees and customers to take action that has resulted in significant change. As we look to the next 40 years, our commitment to positive change is as strong as it has ever been. Our aim is to protect and enrich the planet, people and products. Our products enrich, but never make false promises and are never tested on animals”.