Dame Anita Lucia Roddick, was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosmetics company producing and retailing natural beauty products that shaped ethical consumerism. The company was one of the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals in some of its products and one of the first to promote fair trade with developing countries. Roddick was involved in activism and campaigning for environmental and social issues, including involvement with Greenpeace and The Big Issue. In 1990, Roddick founded Children on the Edge, a charitable organisation which helps disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. She believed that business should offer a form of moral leadership, being a more powerful force in society than religion or government.
|Born:||Anita Lucia Perella, October 23, 1942, Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK|
|Died:||September 10, 2007, Chichester, West Sussex, UK|
|Known for:||Businesswoman, founder of The Body Shop, charity work|
|Spouse(s):||Gordon Roddick (m. 1970–2007, her death)|
|IMDb:||Anita Roddick’s IMDb|
About Anita Roddick
Activist and businesswoman who was the founder of cosmetics company The Body Shop. She pioneered ethical consumerism.
She worked for the United Nations. She founded Children On The Edge, an orphanage organization for disadvantaged children in eastern Europe and Asia.
She was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by
She married Gordon Roddick with whom she had two daughters.
She was named the third most inspirational role model by a 2005 Shell liveWIRE survey. Richard Branson was first.
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