We are happy to launch the first Corporate Responsibility blog for Avon Products, Inc., and we hope it will provide ideas, information and insights that will be interesting, useful and perhaps, on occasion, even a little surprising.
“Avon’s Calling” will offer thoughts about Avon and events in the wider world that touch upon our three mission areas, i.e. our “calling” — empowering women, sustainability and philanthropy – as well as the many facets of Corporate Responsibility that all good corporate citizens must address. Avon is committed to being a global change agent, and whether we are tackling deforestation or domestic violence, our mission is to engage and mobilize and leave the world a better place.
Our plan is to post weekly, with greater frequency for “late breaking news” that just cannot wait. You never know!
The primary bloggers are the two of us, from Avon’s Corporate Responsibility team, but we will invite other contributors from inside Avon and from our many external partners. If blogs existed in 1886, when Avon was founded, our founder, David H. McConnell, would have been an enthusiastic blogger with a lot to share. It was he who determined the company would “meet fully the obligations of corporate citizenship” – 126 years ago!
We encourage comments and discussion, and suggestions for blog posts are welcome. Please send your ideas via email to email@example.com
So let’s start the journey.
Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility
Susan Arnot Heaney