Mary Kay Inc has been inducted into the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and will contribute to the organization’s efforts to become a more circular, sustainable company. The foundation is established in the United Kingdom and supports the ideals of reducing waste and pollution via the reuse of products and materials and the regeneration of natural systems.
“For over 60 years, Mary Kay has worked to improve women’s lives, improve the area of skin health, and have a good effect in communities all around the world,” said Deborah Gibbins, Mary Kay Inc.’s Chief Operations Officer. “The cosmetics and personal care industry is evolving to meet the growing demand for environmentally conscious, transparent operations and cleaner, ethically sourced products as companies evolve to meet the growing demand for environmentally conscious, transparent operations and cleaner, ethically sourced products. We’ve come to help.”
Mary Kay is set to unveil a new sustainability plan later this year, and the company has previously taken steps to lessen its environmental effect, such as reaching zero-waste-to-landfill status for its production plants in China in 2014 and Texas in 2011.
“While substantial measures have been introduced throughout the beauty industry—and within Mary Kay itself—there is still so much work to be done to develop long-term answers to the environmental and socioeconomic concerns that lie ahead,” Gibbins added. “That is why we are so delighted to be a part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, where we will be able to collaborate with like-minded organizations to secure long-term progress for future generations.”