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:
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.
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.
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