Aurelius Group
Asset manager
German investment company specialising in corporate spin-offs. Acquired The Body Shop from Natura & Co in 2023.


Owned GER
Rating D
About the Ratings
AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

Company Assessment

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change score of D.
Source: CDP (2023)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 21/100 in the Diversified Financial Services and Capital Markets category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 17 Mar 2023). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
UNPRI is a set of six principles direct institutional investors may adopt to consider environmental, social and corporate governance issues when investing. UNPRI is a voluntary agreement.
This company has sustainability claims on its website under the headings Environment, Social and Governance.

Company Details

The Body Shop International Ltd
Personal care products
Founded by entrepreneur Dame Anita Roddick in 1976. In a controversial move, Roddick sold her company to L'Oreal in 2006, who sold the business to Brazil's Natura in 2017, who sold the business to European investment firm Aurelius in 2023. A few months later Aurelius placed The Body Shop into administration. It was later revealed that Aurelius paid only US$4.5 million upfront, with the remainder tied to performance-related payments now unlikely to be executed due to the chain's administration.
The Body Shop Australia Pty Ltd
Personal care products
The Body Shop was operated in Australia by Adidem Group from 1983 until 2015 when parent company L'Oreal took over. Brazil's Natura bought The Body Shop from L'Oreal in 2017 and sold it to Aurelius in 2023.

Contact Details

Grunwald, Germany

Products / Brands

The Body Shop
Body Shop Cosmetics
Body Shop Skin Care