Avon Products, Inc. recognized the beauty of "corporate responsibility" nearly a century before the term became part of the cultural lexicon. From the very beginning, in 1886, forward-thinking Avon Founder David H. McConnell committed his company "to meet fully the obligations of corporate citizenship by contributing to the well-being of society and the environment in which it functions" - words that still guide the company more than 125 years later.
Avon is committed to the mission to "do well by doing good," managing its business enterprise to the highest standards while leveraging its unique capacity to mobilize and engage people to be agents of change in their lives, communities and the world.
The core content of this Corporate Responsibility Report represents the "three pillars" of Avon's corporate mission and the focus of the company's corporate responsibility efforts and achievements: the empowerment of women, sustainability and philanthropy. Also covered are the key areas imbedded in the business enterprise that form the foundation of a good corporate citizen: governance, ethics, stakeholder engagement, public policy efforts, workplace safety and commitment to diversity.
As Avon helps women the world over to look, feel and be their best, the company also brings beauty of a different kind to people, places and issues around the globe.