The Body Shop
Since being founded in 1976, The Body Shop has strived to be a business that is a force for good and not just profit. The establishment of ethical and sustainable global initiatives has been the heart of the company.
Just some of the initiatives that helped The Body Shop gain the certification include, Community Fair Trade, Forever Against Animal Testing, re-introduction of the recycle-and-refill scheme, as well as offering volunteer days for employees outside of the business.
Christopher Davis, head of sustainability at The Body Shop, also told POPSUGAR that in order to become certified it had to change how the company is registered in the eyes of the government. The brand changed its legal status and to a Triple Bottom Line (social, environmental, financial) business, which "officially commits the business to the promise that you'll share your benefits not just with shareholders, but also for the good of people and planet". He adds: "If [The Body Shop] can't prove we are operating in this way, we would be challenged by the authorities."
Key B Corp Highlights for The Body Shop:
- The Body Shop's goal is to become is a regenerative business with no negative impact and net zero emissions.
- The biggest B Corp certified company with a female founder