Anita Roddick Bio

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Significant Ethical Issues Anita Roddick had many advantages that helped form her revolutionary body shop. Roddick opened her first “Body Shop” in 1976 to not only create a life for herself and her daughters, but also to support her husband who was trekking across the Americas. Due to her background from earlier work with the United Nations, She had much exposure to the body rituals of women from a number of different cultures. In other words, Roddick had a wealth of experience from the women she had previously met from all over the world. Another factor that led to some of her decisions came from the frugality of her mother and families all around the world. From her observations of economic conservation, Roddick decided to take a distinct, yet healthy approach toward her new retail shop. This fresh new look created new concepts such as refillable containers. The timing of Roddick could not have been better as the public were already starting to look “greener” (both in regards to companies and products). Roddick was known as the first to create a socially and environmentally responsible business. Soon, Roddick made The Body Shop’s Mission Statement set out to a dedication to the pursuit of social and environmental change. From the opening day of her first retail shop to her death in 2007, Roddick campaigned without end against environmental and social wrongs around the world. However, many significant environmentalist would agree that Roddick In 2006, The Body Shop was purchased by L’Oreal for £652.3 million. This was the first major ethical issue for Roddick and her “body Shop”. The controversy came partly because L’Oreal is said to be involved in animal testing and partly because it is said to be part-owned by Nestlé. Nestlé, a multinational conglomerate, had been the subject of a long standing boycott call for its marketing of baby milk powder in third

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