Body Shop Canada, The
Body Shop Canada employees celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Body Shop Canada, The was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • The Body Shop Canada provides maternity leave top-up payments for full-time employees, to 70% of salary for up to 8 weeks, and also offers a number of alternative work arrangements to help them transition to their new role as parents
  • The Body Shop Canada supports of a number charitable organizations each year, focusing on global projects for social and environmental change -- through the Body Shop Foundation, the company has funded over 2,500 projects around the world involving animal protection, environmental protection and human rights, and encourages employees to give back to the community with up to 3 paid days off to volunteer
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Industry Cosmetics and Beauty Supplies
Established in Canada 1976
Parent company L'Oreal
Full-time employees in Canada 332
Part-time employees in Canada 708
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 22 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Body Shop Canada, The was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • The Body Shop Canada partners with Polar Bears International to help raise public awareness about climate change -- internationally, the company has also made formal commitments to reduce its environmental impact, from significant investments in green energy production and energy use reductions to working with customers and suppliers to reduce the environmental impacts of its entire supply chain
  • Across Canada (and around the world), The Body Shop has launched the "Pulse" sustainable store re-design initiative, which features a redesign and a green makeover for over 800 store locations -- the redesign includes only Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) sourced wood, sustainable flooring materials, energy efficient LED lighting and upgraded energy efficient HVAC equipment and doors
  • The Body Shop Canada launched the unique "Wood Positive" program in 2012 with the goal of planting and protecting more trees than the company uses in its packaging materials worldwide -- the program commits the company to plant high conservation-value trees and protect established trees in threatened areas -- over 132 hectares of existing forests have been protected and 56 hectares of trees have been planted thus far
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Full-time employees in Canada 332
Formal employee "green team" yes
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP, Brand and Values
Unique green initiatives Wood Positive Program (established in 2012 the program commits the company to plant enough trees to offset all of the company's packaging needs for its products), formal commitments to reduce its environmental impacts of its operations by 2020 (included 50 percent CO2 emissions, 50 percent waste reduction, and zero waste to landfill where possible, and a 25 percent reduction in water consumption)
In-house waste reduction and recycling targeted waste reductions for all stores by 50 percent between 2010 and 2020 and achieved an 87 percent waste diversion rate from landfill
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Green community initiatives Polar Bears International, World Land Trust (international conservation organization works with company in its Wood Positive program, have restored 56 hectares and protected an additional 132 hectares thus far)
Building footprint includes store redesign (over 800 locations worldwide) includes use of only Forestry Stewardship Certified (FSC) sourced wood, sustainable flooring materials, energy efficient lighting (including LED strip lighting) and energy efficient HVAC systems, UK-based head office features one of that country's largest rooftop PV solar panel arrays that can generate more than 25 percent of the head office's needs

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