Responsible business

Our responsible business commitment

At Avon, we recognise the part we can play in addressing the challenges of rapid climate change and inequality of income and opportunity. 

We are proud that “standing for her” is front and centre of our responsible business commitment. We aim to democratise beauty, help women succeed and support causes that matter most to them.

We do this whilst working to reduce our environmental impact and operating as a company that makes and sells high-quality, responsibly sourced products. In our operations, we strive to make a positive impact to leave the world better than we found it.

Our Latest Report

Find out about the latest progress in our most recent Responsible Business report

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Women's economic empowerment

We are driving change for women’s economic empowerment by supporting our beauty entrepreneurs to achieve success; providing opportunities, helping build confidence and networks, and enabling them to be successful independent business owners. We take the same approach to advancing women in our business. We strive to attract and retain high performing female talent, as well as fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace. 

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stand4her: supporting women

stand4her is our plan to improve the lives of 100 million women every year. It is our global response to the barriers still holding women back from reaching their full potential.

It aims to improve the world by advancing their earning potential through the power of beauty, and their ability to live a safe and healthy life.  

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Improving our environmental impact

We work to continually reduce our environmental footprint and responsibly manage our global operations.

Use the dropdown menu below to find out more about our endeavours to improve our environmental impact, or further details on how we are tackling deforestation specifically. 

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Operating responsibly

We maintain a high level of integrity throughout our supply chain, the ingredients we use in our products and the health, safety and development of our associates.

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Fair for her programme

Fair for Her is a programme to help to improve working conditions for c.250,000 women across our supply chain.

The programme aims to enhance the social procurement programmes already in place to ensure that women working in the third-party factories and fields that supply our products have the best opportunities to advance their careers.

A global stand against animal testing

Avon does not test products or ingredients on animals anywhere in the world. We have been working for acceptance of non-animal methods for three decades.

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Our policies and positions 


As part of our commitment to operating responsibly, we have developed policies in areas that are especially important to our business. Click below for position statements and policies on some of the key issues of interest to our customers, Representatives, associates and other stakeholders.

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We encourage our stakeholders to provide feedback on our corporate responsibility efforts and reporting. Please submit any questions or comments to media@avon.com.