To deliver our sustainability targets we needed to think differently and more radically and creatively than before across the full range of our activities, including our philanthropic efforts. To that end, we invited The Body Shop Foundation to work with us in a new way. Unfortunately, the Trustees declined our offer so, sadly, we accepted that decision. To ensure our philanthropic activities remain a fundamental part of the business, we launched a new The Body Shop Foundation in 2017.
We have been proud to fund, support and raise awareness for The Body Shop Foundation's work over the past 27 years. It has made a fantastic and lasting contribution to many wonderful charitable causes, donating over £24 million to more than 2,600 groups, projects and issues.
Over the years, countless numbers of our employees have donated their time, energy and effort to support the Foundation's activities through volunteering. We have been inspired by the Foundation and all who have worked in its dedicated team. We wish them all the very best for the future.