Can Corporate Sustainability & Economic Growth Coexist?
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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.
Avon's Corporate Responsibility reflects the three pillars of Avon's corporate mission and drives the focus of the company's corporate responsibility efforts and achievements:
Hello Green Tomorrow is committed to help end deforestation by leveraging the company’s unique capacity to mobilize people and raise funds. Launched in 2010 in more than 50 countries, Hello Green Tomorrow in its first two years generated over $3.5 million to help save two of the most critically endangered ecosystems on earth: the Atlantic Rainforest in South America (in partnership with The Nature Conservancy) and the tropical forests of Indonesia (in partnership with World Wildlife Fund). Ongoing worldwide mobilization and fundraising, plus a focus on the “5 R’s” (reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink, replant), continue to drive the HGT mission.
Small actions grow into big changes that will help plant a future.
The collective power of Avon's worldwide network of Avon Representatives, employees, supporters and donors creates an incredible philanthropic force. The Avon Foundation, founded in 1955 with the goal of improving women’s lives, today is proud to be the largest corporate philanthropy dedicated to women's causes globally, with a focus on the issues of breast cancer and violence against women.
Hello Green Tomorrow Impact Video 2012