An influential factor in consumer attitude towards non-store shopping is exposure to technology, since it has been demonstrated that increased exposure to technology increases the probability of developing favourable attitudes towards new shopping channels. The individual Service may include a list of compatible device types, but because consumer electronic devices evolve continually, it is solely your responsibility to check whether a given device is compatible with the Digital Good you want to purchase before you purchase it. Each core value plays a vital role in how we do business, we believe in business should be a force for good. Our ethical standards are embedded in the business, with an emphasis on the personal responsibility of every associate to behave ethically and in compliance with the laws and expectations of the communities in which we operate. As a responsible business, we are committed to respecting human rights throughout our own business operations, our supply chains and in the local communities in which we operate. We strive to make sure our employees are aware of specific local risks relating to modern slavery as well as more general risks.
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We have proudly stood for women’s empowerment since its founding, long before women’s rights were formally recognised, and we continue to drive this powerful mission in the respect of human rights and combatting Modern Slavery today. For 135 years, Avon has stood for women, providing innovative and high-quality beauty products, which are primarily sold to women, by women. This inspiring community has been the driving force for women for 135 years, championing women and helping them succeed, making Avon ‘a global force for women.’ Whilst being known as ‘The Company for Women’, we’re proud to say that Avon is a democratic beauty brand. Our business model is built on opening up opportunities for economic participation for women. One of its three pillars is to defend human rights and be human-kind, reflecting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Rights at Work and the ILO Declaration on Multinational Enterprises. Since becoming part of Natura &Co (the cosmetic group comprising of The Body Shop, Avon, Aesop and Natura) in 2020, we’ve set ambitious targets in line with the Group’s sustainability vision Commitment to Life which sets out to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues by 2030. One of the three key pillars within Commitment to Life is to defend Human Rights and to be Human-kind.
It also incorporates specific, measurable targets in how we treat our employees and our wider networks. Avon, as well as the wider Natura &Co group, seeks to respect human rights and address human rights violations within our supply chain and our own business operations. As with other brands and retailers, Avon’s supply chain is complex and we face challenges when dealing with changing economic, political and environmental landscapes. This is Avon’s sixth statement published in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015). It relates to the activities of Avon Products, Inc. and its applicable consolidated subsidiaries, including Avon Cosmetics Limited in the UK (collectively, ‘Avon’ or the ‘Company’ for the 12-month financial reporting period beginning 1st January 2021 and ending 31 st December 2021. Our 2020 Modern Slavery Statement can be found here. At the heart of Avon’s business is a five million strong network of beauty advisors, our independent Avon Representatives, operating in 54 countries. I am a decorator at heart and have a keen eye for things and placement. Avon does not have a standalone modern slavery policy. In 2021, we made a significant step towards this by finalising a comprehensive group-wide human rights policy framework and creating a new directorship to lead this work.
This group-wide policy is based on the same internationally recognised standards and frameworks as Commitment to Life, as well as the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Global Compact, and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code. Instead, several policies and frameworks guide our efforts to provide decent work, and prevent and mitigate any form of labour exploitation, in our operations and supply chains. This group-wide programme enables us to identify issues, manage risks and improve working conditions in our supply chains by collaborating with key subject matter stakeholders including BSR, and SEDEX, the responsible sourcing data sharing platform. Avon is committed to supporting suppliers and their factories to improve working conditions in their production sites and supply chains. The code outlines the high, global standards we expect of all direct suppliers and their own supply chains in relation to human rights and employment practices, prohibiting any form of modern slavery. Our initiatives to combat modern slavery and human trafficking practices from global supply chains are increasingly aligned across Natura &Co, strengthening our impact to tackle this complex human rights abuse. Linked to internationally recognised certification standards, six supply chains were identified by Natura &Co as high risk for potential labour and environmental exploitation (palm oil, cotton, mica, soy, paper and ethanol).