In addition to having an internal staff of research and development experts, Avon works with renowned scientists all over the world to ensure we continue to provide affordable, state-of-the art products, whilst pushing the boundaries of beauty innovation and product technology.
In 1989, Avon was the first major beauty company to stop testing products and ingredients on animals. Avon does not test products or ingredients on animals, nor do we request others to do so on our behalf. As a leader in the search for alternatives, Avon took a proactive role by opening an in-house cell culture facility dedicated to the development of in-vitro alternatives to animal tests. As a leading name in beauty, Avon still actively supports and funds external organizations in the Philippines (FRAME), Europe and the USA that are working to develop viable alternatives to animal testing in all fields.
Product quality and safety are of paramount importance to Avon, and the company seeks to ensure that products meet our own very high standards by controlled laboratory tests at every stage of development and manufacture. Volunteers are invited to try our products to help evaluate their efficacy and to ensure that they are both easy and pleasant to use.
Around the world, systems are in place to reduce packaging waste and energy consumption, and to promote and measure re-use or recycling wherever possible. New packaging materials and production methods are evaluated as they are developed and Avon challenges itself to ensure that products and business operations fulfill a healthy balance of meeting consumer demands while having regard for environmental responsibility.