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Body Shop, the

Employing about 10,000 people in some 2,500 stores in over 60 countries, and selling well over 1,200 different beauty products around the globe, The Body Shop International is the second largest cosmetics franchise in the world. Founded by Anita Roddick in 1976, the company's corporate vision was greatly influenced by its founder, who wrote in her book Body and Soul, “There is no power on earth apart from business capable of making the changes we desperately need for the continued survival of the planet.” Since its inception, the company has pushed hard to become known as a “green company,” avoiding animal testing, seeking fair trade practices, cutting carbon emissions, using only recycled packaging materials, among many initiatives geared toward a sustainable business model. After spectacular ...

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