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Awards and Recognition

Our success is measured by our leadership in the global marketplace and in the human spirit: how many lives we change, how many doors we open.

Avon strives to be an industry leader in many facets of corporate responsibility. The following table lists some of our acknowledgments in just a few of the more than 100 countries in which we do business:


Award Name


Presenting Organization

United States and Corporate Awards

Working Mother 100 Best Companies
2014 Working Mother magazine
Global Corporate Reputation Index - Top 25 2012 Burson-Marsteller and others. Presented at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos.
Best Global Brands
(#87 in 2013)
2001-2013  Interbrand (in collaboration with Businessweek through 2009)
Best Global Green Brands
(#41 in 2013)
2011-2013 Interbrand/Deloitte 
100 Most Innovative Companies
(#47 in 2011)
2011 Forbes magazine 
100 Best Corporate Citizens
(#16 in 2011) 
2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 The CRO magazine
World's 20 Most Powerful Women in Business
(Avon CEO Sheri McCoy, #15 in 2012)
2012 Forbes magazine
World's 100 Most Powerful Women
(Avon CEO Sheri McCoy, #27 in 2013)
2012-2013 Forbes magazine
50 Most Powerful Women in Business (Global Edition)
(Avon Ceo Sheri McCoy, #27)
2014 Fortune magazine
50 Most Powerful Women in Business
(Avon CEO Sheri McCoy, #27 in 2014)
2008–2014 Fortune magazine
Most Powerful Moms of 2012
(Avon CEO Sheri McCoy)
2012 Working Mother magazine
Corporate Equality Index
(Rated 100%, qualifying as one of the Human Rights
Campaign Foundation's "Best Places to Work")
2012-2013  Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Clinton Global Citizen Award in the Corporate Sector 2010 President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative
Top 50 Women in World Business
(Former Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung, #2 in 2010)
2009-2010 Financial Times
Included in the Green Ranking” of the largest 500 American companies 2009-2012  Newsweek magazine
Corporate Social Responsibility Index Top 50 2010, 2011 Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and Reputation Institute
America’s Most Admired Companies 2006, 2007 Fortune magazine
Top Companies for Female Executives 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2005, 2006 Working Mother magazine
50 Best Companies for Latinas 2005, 2006 Latina Style magazine
50 Best Companies for Minorities 2005 Fortune magazine
50 Women to Watch
(Former Avon Chairman and CEO Andrea Jung)
2005–2007 Wall Street Journal
Do Good Award for Avon Hello Green Tomorrow  2010 Ladies Home Journal magazine 
Halo Award for Avon Hello Green Tomorrow  2011 Cause Marketing Forum
Recognition for commitment to “Look Good… Feel Better,” a program helping women living with cancer to maintain their self-esteem and self-confidence during treatment 2005 The Cosmetics, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association
Evolution Award: for efforts to reduce paper waste, use recyclable materials and cut unnecessary packaging 2006 Packaging magazine
Brazilian Benchmarking Environmental Program 2008 Mais Projetos
Best Practices in the Dissemination or Application of the Maria da Penha Act. See press release 2010 Government of Brazil
BAPRA Award for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. For more information, click here 2010 Bulgarian Association of Public Relations Agencies
Top 100 Best Employers in China 2008 World Executive Weekly magazine
The Most Chinese Heart Multinational Company Award 2007 China Foreign Capital magazine
Leading Business Example in China Award 2005 Economy Observe Research Institute
100 Best Employers in Ten Industries, Annual HR Award 2005 Asia-Pacific Human Resources Research Association in association with New Fortune and Wisdom magazine
Environmental Protection Award: for Avon’s waste water expansion project. For more information, 2005, 2010 Guangdong Environmental Protection Industry Association
China National Environmental Protection Operative Technology Demonstration Project. 2005 Guangdong Environmental Protection Industry Association
Czech Republic
Grand Prix for Breast Cancer Campaign "Fight" 2008 FLE Media Award
Direct Selling Company of the Year [See press release] 2009 Finland Direct Selling Association
High Commendation: for corporate social responsibility 2008 Allianz Business to Arts Awards
Most Inspirational Direct Selling Company 2007 Direct Selling Association of Ireland
Swedish Business Award (See press release ) 2009 Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden
Certificate of Commendation: for Advocacy of Ethical Business Practices 2006 Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2009, 2010 CSR Alliance and the Mexican Philanthropy Center
Best Product Innovation and Social Responsibility – Direct Marketing Category 2009 NEO magazine
Senate of the Republic Medal: for Avon’s commitment to fighting breast cancer in Mexico 2007 LX Legislature of the Mexican Congress
Silver Shell Award: Domestic Violence Campaign “Golpe” (Punch) 2006 VI Latin American Awards for Social Work
Company of the Year: based on six criteria including performance and sustainability 2005, 2007, 2008 Civil Association of Peruvian Enterprises
Oskar Award: recognition for contributing positively to the business, educational, and social welfare of Romania 2005 Capital, Romania’s most influential financial publication
Avon Russia Manufacturing named “Best Labour Safety and Occupational Health Organization” among industrial companies in Moscow region ( click here to read more)  2009 Labour and Social Service Ministry of Moscow
Integrated Management System (IMS) certification granted to Avon Russia Manufacturing ( click here to read more) 2009 ISO 9001:2008/ Bureau Veritas Certification
Brand Index Award: for top social program 2005 The Brand Design Media Group
South Africa
TGI Icon Brands 2011-2012 Target Group Index South Africa
Generation Next Awards 2011-2012 Sunday Times
(From the Sunday Times Generation Next Brand Survey)
#1 Beauty and Cosmetics Brand, Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2011-2012 Sunday Times
(From the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey)
Vision for Tomorrow Award
(*Avon Justine in South Africa received two awards in 2012, one for the iThemba Crusade of Hope and one for its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program.)
2008-2012 The Direct Selling Association of South Africa
Business Ethics Award 2007, 2008 Direct Selling Association of South Africa
Education for Life Award: for investment in Representative education and training programs 2008 Direct Selling Association of South Africa
Best Place to Work 2005-2007 Great Place to Work Institute
Award for best corporate social responsibility communication strategy 2008 Internal Communication Observatory
Trophy for aid to impoverished breast cancer patients 2006 Thai Ministry of Public Health
Breast Cancer Recognition Award 2005 Thai National Cancer Institute
Golden Quality Award 2008 Consumer magazine and fikrimuhim.com
Most Popular Social Responsibility Projects: Avon ranked 9th 2007 Capital magazine
Respect for Human Award 2006, 2007 Kariyer.net
"Brand of the Year" (Ukraine) 2008-2010 All-Ukrainian Competition "Brand of the Year"
United Kingdom
Silver Jubilee Big Tick Award for long-term sustainable business partnership 2007 Business in the Community
Arturo Uslar Pietri Award for social responsibility (See press release) 2010 Venezuelan National Journalist Organization and the Casa Arturo Uslar Pietri Foundation