Stop Sex Trafficking of Children & Young People campaign
The Body Shop and ECPAT International launch The Stop Trafficking of Children & Young People campaign. It inspires change on an unprecedented scale, gathering over 7 million signatures from customers globally and leading to 24 countries across the world committing to adopting new legislation. The petition is presented to the UN in 2012 and it becomes the largest campaign ever for The Body Shop.
EU ban on sales of animal tested products and ingredients
After 20 years of relentless campaigning, we celebrate a ban preventing the import and sale of animal tested products and ingredients in the European Union. The Body Shop is named International Responsible Business of 2013 from the prestigious Business in The Community Organisation. Jeremy Schwartz becomes CEO.
We launched our Bio-Bridges programme with World Land Trust with our first Bio-Bridge in Vietnam, followed by Bio-Bridge projects in Indonesia and Malaysia. By building Bio-Bridges, we’re helping to regenerate forests and protect them from exploitation, poaching and unsustainable harvesting. Bio-Bridges are restored natural corridors of landscape that help endangered species to reconnect, mate and find enough food to eat, as well enabling the local communities to live more sustainably. Photo credit: Andrew Walmsley.