Avon Products, Inc. Joins GFTN-North America



Posted on 22 October 2010  |  0 comments
Avon Products, a leading global beauty company, has joined the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) in North America, formalizing a commitment to responsible forestry and trade. Specifically, Avon has committed to purchase 100% of its paper from independently certified or post-consumer, recycledcontent sources by 2020, with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper.

“Avon is very pleased to join the Global Forest & Trade Network and partner with World Wildlife Fund,” stated Tod Arbogast, Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for Avon. “Because Avon is a significant consumer of paper products, we are in a position to influence supply and demand, and contribute to the development of environmental solutions that conserve, protect and restore forests, protect biodiversity and ecosystem integrity, and result in long-term social and economic benefits to communities.”

“As one of world’s largest catalogue producers and consumers of paper products, Avon can drive sustainable solutions throughout the pulp and paper supply chain,” said Suzanne Apple, WWF’s VP for Business & Industry.

For more information, contact:
Linda Kramme (linda.kramme@wwfus.org)
Avon’s Susan Heaney and Tricia Heinz accept Commitment Plaque from WWF-US COO, Marcia Marsh.
© WWF/GFTN

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