Responsible business report

The Beauty of Doing Good

We’re on a journey to improve the impact we have on our planet and its people.  Read more about our progress towards our Commitment To Life 2030 sustainability goals in our responsible business report.

Our sustainability journey

We’re making progress towards our environmental and social impact goals.  Our sustainability vision is to  create a better world for women, which is better world for all, and to have a positive impact on our climate and communities.


52% of our senior team are women and we’re working to close the pay gap.

In 2021 we donated $7.9m to NGOs, adding to the $1.1billion raised and donated to good causes by Avon and the Avon Foundation. 

In 2021 our breast cancer donations helped at least 406,000 women, adding to the 16million screenings and $947m donated to date.

In 2021 our donations to NGOs tackling gender-based violence helped at least 271,000 women. We’ve now helped nearly 15m people, through donations of $88m. 

To celebrate our 135 year anniversary we announced $1.35m fund, and are donating to NGOs helping women to create better futures.


At the start of 2022, 80% of our packaging globally was recyclable, reusable or compostable, and increase of 11% on the previous year.

In 2021 we reengineered our Avon Senses bottle with reduced plastic content, resulting in an annual reduction of 195 tonnes plastic.

87% of all the ingredients we use in our products globally are of natural origin.

90% of all the ingredients we use in our rinse-off products globally are biodegradable. 

We’ve reduced our scope 1 and 2 emissions, surpassing our own targets

Our 2020 carbon baseline is complete for scopes 1, 2 and 3

We decreased water intensity in our operations by 12% in 2021 vs 2020, saving 43,000+ metric tones

In 2021 we decreased 42% waste to landfill in our operations by 42%, reducing waste by 11% overall.

The beauty of doing good: 2021 report