Since 1886, Avon has lived by principles set forth by our founder, David H. McConnell. They are not rules or procedures. They are the values & the ethics of Avon and what this company believes in. Paramount among Avon’s principles is "to meet fully the obligations of corporate citizenship by contributing to the well - being of society, and the environment in which it functions." The company was founded on solid values and principles with a longstanding commitment to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. As a result, Avon has been consistently recognized as one of the most admired companies and one of the best companies to work for.
Consumer safety is Avon’s number one priority. We are committed to selling only safe products, using only safe ingredients in our cosmetics products and complying with applicable regulations in every county in which Avon products are sold. We were the first major beauty company to stop animal testing in 1989. Avon commits large amounts to product safety & research. The state-of-the art $100 million Avon Research and Development center is located in Suffern, New York, where specialists work with world-renowned scientific institutions to develop beauty products that meet the needs of women globally.
Today, we pride ourselves on meeting the environmental and product safety laws and regulations of the countries and communities in which we operate. To this day, the heritage of Avon’s Founding Principles – together with the company’s Vision, Mission and Values – continue to chart our course & remain fundamental to how we conduct our business operations all over the world.