Avon Products Inc. and its parent company, Natura &Co., released a statement on the recent protests and demonstrations taking place around the world.
At Avon, along with everyone at Natura &Co, we strongly believe in the value of life, the idea that all are interconnected, and as society we can and should be agents of change. We have seen the ongoing acts of racism and intolerance, leading most recently to the deaths in Brazil and in the USA with many countries showing support with demonstrations and protests.
We stand together with those who are committed to equality and justice. We stand by basic human rights and more than ever all humankind believing that all forms of racism and discrimination must end. We also acknowledge that we can and should do more ourselves.
We must work together, society, governments, private and public sectors with leaders engaging in a constructive way, to show compassion and empathy, to search for healing versus division and to invite all stakeholders for dialogue and to practice it. Our collective voices, still amid a Global Pandemic, are calling for a fairer world for all, without regard to race, color or background.