~ The Body Shop India as Retailer of the year award in Health & Beauty category ~
~ The Body Shop India also bags ESG Initiative of the Year for Project N.A.R.I.~
Mumbai: 08th July 2022: The Body Shop India, an international personal care brand, has been felicitated in two categories at the Retail Asia Awards. They have been recognised as Retailer of the Year in Health & Beauty category and ESG Initiative of the year for Project N.A.R.I., at the 17th Retail Asia Awards 2022. The prestigious annual event sees the region’s best retailers come together and recognises outstanding/innovative retail initiatives.
British cosmetics brand, The Body Shop has had a presence in India for over 16 years now and it looks at India as a critical market. Partnering with various associations to gain a wider reach, the British brand entered the Indian market in 2006, opening its first store in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Today, it has over 200 stores across 30,000+ pin codes in Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III cities. The latest awards add to the numerous accolades.
For the ESG initiative category, The Body Shop’s project N.A.R.I fetched the brand its second award at the event. A grassroots initiative for women waste pickers in association with PFC Foundation, Bengaluru, Karnataka,
N.A.R.I focuses on four key pillars – Nutrition, Ability, Retraining, and Inclusion.
Maintaining a commitment to working towards social/environmental causes, the brand believes in using its voice to create a positive impact. It has successfully executed 15 CSR initiatives across multiple categories. One of these includes driving sustainability in the market.
On this On this occasion Vishal Chaturvedi, Vice President, The Body Shop India said, “We are thrilled with two wins for The Body Shop India at the prestigious Retail Asia Awards. Having completed over 16 years of business operations in India, it is an honour to be recognised amidst incredible peers and brands from across Asia. As a changemaking business always striving to be a force for good, it is fitting that we have been commended for both our excellence in beauty retail as well as our commitment to environmental and social justice. We’re grateful to our employees, partners and above all our consumers who have placed their faith in our ethically sourced, natural products and our deep-rooted activism. As we expand to newer geographies and step up our Omni channel play, this recognition will drive us to stay true to our purpose of being a business that is fighting for a fairer and more beautiful world for our communities and our planet.”
The Body Shop India is on a mission to recycle 1 million plastic bottles by 2024 through its Return, Recycle, Repeat program. The brand is calling upon all store visitors to pledge to be a Changemaker by advocating for and taking personal action towards Plastic recycling.The Body Shop has been recognized at many platforms, including The Vogue Beauty Award for its Shea Body Butter in
2021, IIFA’s Ethical Beauty Partner Award in 2020, and the Amazon Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards for its Vitamin- C moisturiser and Japanese Matcha Tea face mask in 2019.