Avon releases 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report; highlights are donating over US$3.5M to end gender-based violence and US$4.4M to breast cancer awareness charities, plan to ensure critical raw ingredients are fully certified/traceable by 2025

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June 20, 2023 (press release) –

At Avon, we’ve always wanted to make the world a better place: through our business model, through our great quality and value products, and through addressing the issues that matter to our communities. For more than 135 years, we’ve been doing beauty differently: by creating flexible, accessible entrepreneurship opportunities, and through supporting our global community of over five million Representatives and their customers.

Our commitment to people is matched by our commitment to our precious planet and we are delighted to launch our 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report. This is an important point of reflection in the year, where we hold ourselves accountable, celebrate our progress and highlight our opportunities to improve in the year ahead. We don’t just talk about it and report on it; we’re committed to our sustainability agenda every day, and we’re serious about making a real difference.

Last year was a year of impressive achievements for Avon, but we also tackled immense challenges arising from the socio-political and economic environment, and in particular the war in Ukraine. Through our campaigns and philanthropy, we continued helping specialist organisations that support people in need.

In 2022, we made significant progress in our sustainability journey, embracing everything from the full lifecycle of our products to our employment policies. Here are the top five highlights:

  1. Thanks to the support and generosity of our community, we donated more than US$3.5 million to end gender-based violence, and US$4.4 million to breast cancer awareness charities
  2. We’re exploring ways to make sure our products have a lower social and environmental impact and exploring regenerative technologies. We have a plan to ensure critical raw ingredients are fully certified/traceable by 2025, plus starting to use LCA (lifecycle analysis) to ensure new formulas have lower environmental footprint
  3. 80% of our packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  4. We used 4,425 (36%) fewer tonnes of plastic packaging in 2022, compared to the previous year
  5. Each year, we’re saving over 2.1 million litres of water by using new approaches when making our products

Part of our success comes from asking ourselves, our customers and others, “How can we do better?”, and acting on these insights. Together, we can make a positive contribution to our beautiful planet and its people.

Avon’s purpose is to create a better world for women, which is a better world for all. And we couldn’t be more passionate about it.

You can read the full report here .

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