TIMELINE
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Milestones in the Soapworks story

Right from our origins in 1988, the Soapworks story has always been one of innovation, product quality and social responsibility

1988

Soapworks founded by Body Shop entrepreneur Dame Anita Rodick to bring employment opportunities to the local community of Easterhouse.

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1991

Develop our first ever range of translucent soaps.

1995

Gift Assembly line installed, allowing us to pack innovative, speciality gifts.

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1996

Launch a liquid filling production line for essential oils & home fragrance.

2000

Start supplying major UK High Street retailers alongside the Body Shop.

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2002

Partner with Glasgow the Caring Community to supply Soap Aid to vulnerable communities worldwide.

2005

Achieve accreditation to the BRC Global Standard for Consumer Products and join the Sedex platform.

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2009

Introduce Pleat wrap line to supply hotel amenity sector.

2010

Management buyout heralds an exciting chapter in our history as we become a fully independent company.

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2011

RSPO Supply Chain Standard – Soapworks become the First Soap Tablet company in the world to be certified to the RSPO supply chain standard for responsibly sourced palm oil.

2013

Best Supplier – The Body Shop.
Awarded for best quality performance.

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2013

Recognised by M&S for our strategic approach to environmental Management with a ‘PLAN A’ Smart Business Award.

2014

A significant milestone as we celebrate our 25th anniversary!

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2016

Soap Aid initiative praised in the UK Parliament as we reach over 2 million donations.

2018

Soapworks acquired by Daabon Group – a pioneering leader in sustainable & organic ingredient production.

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2019

UK bar soap sales soar: up 4% to £68.6m* – illustrating increased demand from ethical consumers.

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2019

Launch new range of bar shampoo & facial cleansing bars tapping into increased consumer demand for sustainable personal care.

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2019

Soapworks achieves an EcoVadis ‘Gold Award’ for sustainability, placing us in the top 5% of companies rated in our sector.

2020

As part of our continuous improvement plan, we invest in two new soap presses.

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2020

500,000 Soap Aid bars donated to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021

Today Soapworks is a truly international business, proud to supply over 50 global brand partners.

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Address

Soapworks Ltd
Coltness Street, Queenslie Park
Glasgow G33 4JD
United Kingdom

Tel. 0141 774 2282
Email. info@soapworksltd.co.uk

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