Avon is best known for its leadership in empowering women for more than 125 years and driving global philanthropy for decades. Avon's founding principles also address the company's role and impact in the world, driven by the promise, dating back to 1886, to "contribute to the well-being of society and the environment in which it functions."
The two pathways of the Avon sustainability commitment are internal authenticity and external mobilization. Across these two core platforms, Avon's commitment to environmental stewardship is called Healthy Forests, Beautiful World.
Avon has a longstanding commitment to managing its environmental footprint. The company addresses key impacts across its business enterprise and focuses on continuous improvement, with particular emphasis on the areas that are most material to the company and of importance to society and the planet. Global policies, processes and goals are supported by a worldwide network of Associates who are dedicated every day to environmental stewardship. This includes the global environmental management team and Associates across various disciplines who apply the principles of sustainability to their daily work.
Avon’s global reforestation initiative, Healthy Forests, Beautiful World, formerly known as Hello Green Tomorrow, raises funds through the sale of special products by Avon Sales Representatives and on Avon’s eCommerce sites to help end deforestation. Avon has donated more than $6.8 million for global reforestation since 2010 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the rainforests in Brazil and Indonesia, two of the most critically endangered ecosystems. Both of these forests are important for mitigating climate change, supporting biodiversity and providing for the health and economic well-being of millions of women, families and communities worldwide.
With more than 6 million Representatives around the world, Avon has a unique capacity to engage and mobilize people to help end deforestation, as it also does for the issues of breast cancer and violence against women. As a direct seller that relies on its brochure and printed materials, the issue of deforestation is especially important to Avon.