Avon: For Women
For 135 years we’ve been creating positive change for women. In the years since Avon was founded, there has been considerable progress in addressing the inequalities that women face. Nonetheless, inequality, discrimination and limiting stereotypes remain widespread. Gender inequality – in health, in education, in political representation, and in economic participation – persists.
Too often, women and girls are not able to achieve their potential and face worse outcomes than men.
We’re calling for that to change.
How does it work?
Every time you shop with Avon, you don’t just buy a lipstick. You support the millions of Avon Representatives worldwide with access to earnings. You stand up for the causes that matter most to women. Because more than 20% of every sale helps create better futures for women*.
And it doesn’t end there. We also invest over US$100 million annually in training and rewards for our Representatives around the world, to help them build their businesses and develop new skills**.
Every time you buy from Avon, you don’t just buy a lipstick, you invest in women.
Whether that’s a brand new car for Veronica in the Philippines.
Or braces and beauty school for Giulia from Italy.
A life-line for Anita from Poland, a survivor of gender-based violence who is now thriving.
Or a better life for Ikbal and her family, supporting her son’s engineering studies.
Veronica Gayapanao Reyes
And we support the causes that matter to women
Avon has a long-standing track record of donating to NGOs supporting women’s causes. We’ve contributed US$1.1 billion to date with an average of US$10 million + donated every year for the past decade.***
End Violence Against Women
Violence against women is an epidemic: one in three women worldwide will experience violence or abuse in her lifetime. Intimate partner violence does not discriminate, and it can affect anyone; regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or religion.
We are committed to speak out about gender violence, through the End Violence Against Women programme, because silence hurts.
Breast Cancer Promise
Ensuring everyone knows the signs, knows the risks and knows how to take action to protect their breast health.
We’re committed to a multi-year pledge educating and promoting awareness about breast health: the Breast Cancer Promise.
At Avon, we recognise that it’s beautiful to be you and we aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where our associates can bring their whole selves to work. Our Menopause Policy provides workplace accommodations and support to associates experiencing menopause, perimenopause and menopausal symptoms, and aims to reduce stigma and raise awareness around the topic, and to equip our line managers, colleagues, family members and friends with tools and resources to help.
As a beauty company, we’re democratic. We believe in inclusive beauty that is open and accessible to all. We’re here for everyone.
We support self-expression by challenging stereotypes, supporting freedom of expression, and representing a wide range of people.
*Globally, on average, Avon's Representatives can earn a minimum of at least 20% discount on the RRP of every product they sell, increasing to up to 40% for some seller Representative segments and markets based on local compensation plans. Calculated as best estimate by reference to 2021 full year data and global internal net sales vs the recommended retail selling prices as printed in Avon brochures, in the same period.
**Avon's full year 2021 audited accounts show investment in Representative incentives, rewards, prizes and training globally totalling over $100m
*** Avon tracks donations from Avon and the Avon Foundation to NGOs around the world. These follow ethics and compliance verification and internal policy.