FOR THE LOVE OF Community
Community Trade is at the heart of this beauty brand’s business. Find out how they have helped communities around the world
Since 1987, The Body Shop has been sourcing quality ingredients and accessories from expert producers across the world and enriching economically vulnerable communities. The brand strives to give support and sustained trade to the people who need it most.
Jeremy Schwartz, Chairman and CEO of The Body Shop, says, “The Body Shop courageously pioneered new ways of thinking, acting and speaking out as a company. Our groundbreaking campaigns were ahead of
their time and changed laws on animal testing, domestic violence and human trafficking. We were the first in beauty to use community trade and we still have the strongest programme in the industry. We are small, but we lead.
“Today for all of us, the greatest challenges lie ahead and The Body Shop’s 40th anniversary is the perfect time to reassert our aim for leadership in ethical business. For us, being truly sustainable means shaping our business to work in line with the planet’s natural systems so they can replenish and restore themselves.” Here are some facts on how communities around the world have been benefited from this.
It Started 30 Years Ago.
Some of the finest raw ingredients and handcrafted accessories from the four corners of the globe are sourced by the brand as they harness the skills of small-scale farmers, traditional artisans and rural cooperatives who are experts in their field. Then add The Body Shop’s expertise to create effective products that are made with love and care. Today there are 26 Community Trade suppliers in 21 countries around the world, benefiting 25,000 people!
Lending A Hand To Communities
There are few ingredients that are more indulgent than cocoa butter. Its rich moisturising properties instantly smooth and intensely hydrate skin to leave it feeling more soft, supple and smelling beautifully sweet. For the cocoa butter The Body Shop uses in their products, they work with expert farmers in central Ghana.
For The Love Of Bees
Beeswax has been used in beauty for over 2,000 years because of its remarkable benefits for the skin and hair. It also provides a film of protection against irritants. Lip balms containing beeswax are one of the best ways to ensure that your lips don’t chap because of its long-term moisturising effects.
To The Rescue Of The Rainforest
Collected directly from the forest floor, Brazil nuts are full of nutrients, in particular they are packed with selenium and omega 3 fatty acids. The Body Shop’s Brazil nut trade helps to protect 8,000 hectares of rainforest a year!
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own factory as the funds to build their Namibian women raise The trade has helped for their children. and pay school fees well as invest in livestock
Beeswax has been used in beauty for over two millennia. Cacao beans in their pod.