Anita Roddick created the company The Body Shop with the idea of organic skin creams, facial washes, and make-up while planning to protect the planet in the process.
In the process of becoming an organically successful body, skin and hair shop they also:
- Became the first cosmetics company to source sustainable harvested palm oil and introduce it to the beauty industry, through partnering up with a certified organic producer in Colombia.
- They introduced 100 percent post consumer recycled bottles. All their other polyethylene terephthalate bottles currently have 30% recycled material, with a target to convert to 100 percent in the next 12 months.
- Use a Community Trade program creating sustainable trading relationships with disadvantaged communities around the world, which provides income to more than 25,000 people all over the globe.
- The Body Shop is continuing to raise awareness and funding for women across the world affected by violence. Their campaign “Stop Violence In The Home” runs in more than 55 countries and has raised $4 million in the US alone.
- In 2008 they continued to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS among teens by working with MTV Networks. The campaign funds the Staying Alive Foundation, Which is a grass roots organization supporting young people globally.
- By 2010, The Body Shop intends on going completely Carbon Neutral, making sure that the carbon dioxide emissions from the organic company is reduced.
The Body Shop has a blog where they share tips and well-kept secrets on how to keep your skin healthy and your hair even healthier! They also talk about the ways you can get you hair and face up to celebrity status without paying celebrity prices!