Our campaign against animal cosmetics testing has collected four million signatures, which have been submitted to the European Commission. This is the biggest petition of its time and led to a ban on animal and cosmetic testing of cosmetics and ingredients in the UK in November 1998.
EU ban on the sale of cosmetic products and ingredients tested on animals
After 20 years of struggle, we are proud to impose a ban on the import and sale of cosmetic products and ingredients tested on animals. The Body Shop is recognized as an International Responsible Business by the prestigious organization Business in The Community. The new CEO of the company is Jeremy Schwartz.
We are launching the Bio-Bridges program in partnership with the World Land Trust with our first project in Vietnam, followed by projects in Indonesia and Malaysia. By building bio-bridges, we help regenerate forests and prevent them from deforestation and poaching. Bio-bridges are restored natural wildlife corridors that help endangered species to move, breed, and find food, as well as local communities to live more sustainably. Photo: Andrew Walmsley.
Forever Against Animal Testing
In June 2017 we are launching our biggest campaign so far - Forever Against Animal Testing, which aims to stop testing cosmetics on animals everywhere and forever. We collected 8.3 million signatures from around the world and in October 2018 we submitted them to the UN. We know that change will take time, but we are working to achieve our goal.