Our International Diversity & Inclusion Policy

The Body Shop International plc knows that the success of our business depends on our people.

Embracing everything that is unique about individuals and drawing on their different perspectives and experiences will add value to the way we do business and grow our business through innovation.

We aim to attract, recruit and retain developing talent from the widest possible talent pool and thereby gain an insight into different markets and generate greater creativity in anticipating our customer needs.

We do not discriminate against people based on their skin colour, ethnic origin or nationality, disability, age, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or identity, sexual orientation, work status, civil partnership or marital status, pregnancy or maternity, or indeed any factor that does not have relevance to doing a great job.

We constantly strive to create a productive environment, representative of and responsive to different cultures and groups, where everyone has an equal chance to succeed and where diversity is celebrated.

We all have a responsibility to embrace and support this vision and must continue to challenge behaviour and attitudes that prevent us from achieving this. Using fair, objective and innovative employment practices, our aim is to ensure that:

 All employees and potential employees are treated fairly and with respect at all stages of their employment and relationship with the company.
 All employees have the right to be free from harassment and bullying of any description, or any other form of unwanted behaviour, whether based on gender, trans-gender status, marital status, civil partnership status, pregnancy, race, disability, age, nationality, medical conditions, political or religious belief or sexuality.
 All employees have an equal chance to contribute and to achieve their potential, irrespective of any defining feature that may give rise to unfair discrimination.
 We provide reasonable support and adjustments for all employees who have any form of disability to enable them to carry out their job.
 We aim to provide training and development on Inclusion and Diversity to all employees.
All employees must comply with this policy and have the following responsibilities;

 Ensure that they consistently demonstrate equal and inclusive treatment of all employees to create an environment in which all employees feel respected and included.
 Treat everyone they encounter with courtesy, respect and dignity.

People Managers and anyone with Managerial responsibility must;

 Facilitate and foster an environment where all feel respected and included, and where employees are challenged and fully engaged in work that increases their skills and are recognised for their achievements.
 Assess and manage competencies and behaviours in a fair, consistent and non-discriminatory manner.
 Give employees open and honest feedback on performance with full support on where they can develop and improve.

Throughout the Company we aim to ensure that the diversity and inclusion of the customers and suppliers we serve is reflected at all levels within our workforce.

The Body Shop International encompasses the L’Oreal Group Code of Ethics, which every employee must read, agree to and follow in the way they work.