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  • What we do:
    Beauty Retailer
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    • Knolly House, 17 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Greater London, CR9 6HS
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About The Body Shop

The Body Shop International are a leading beauty retailer, catering to female and male customers who seek natural and healthy beauty products and are concerned with the importance of sustainability.

Founded by Anita Roddick in 1976, the company is dedicated to finding the finest ethically-sourced ingredients for its range of naturally-inspired beauty products. This means working fairly with farmers and suppliers, operating on a 100% vegetarian basis, and taking a firm stance against animal testing.

Having pioneered the philosophy that business can be a force for good, this ethos remains the brand's driving force, and has delivered great success - the company now has more than 3,000 stores in over 60 countries, and continues to grow.

The Body Shop continues to operate by Anita Roddick’s founding principles, as expressed through its Enrich Not Exploit commitment, which lays out the company’s efforts to support local communities, protect the environment and maintain transparency in the way they operate.

What is it like to work for The Body Shop

My Team
My Team
Regular meetings and continuous listening ensure that Body Shop managers are always empowered to have conversations with their teams. Celebratory events are held to mark major milestones, such as the recent handover of their animal testing petition to the UN, or the anniversary of their acquisition by Natura.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company seeks to become the world’s most ethical and sustainable business, making efforts to enrich biodiversity where they grow their ingredients through regeneration projects. Additionally, the retailer is investing in sustainable packaging and energy efficiency, while staff regularly take part in volunteering events.
My Company
My Company
Through their Forever Against Animal Test Campaign, The Body Shop were recently able to beat their ambitious target of securing eight million signatures in just over 14 months in support of a global ban on cosmetic animal testing, making it their biggest campaign ever.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme to all or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    17% / 83%

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