In its 2020-2021 Sustainability and Social Impact Strategic Summary Report, titled Enriching Lives Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, Mary Kay unveiled its vision and goals for 2030 and beyond.
As part of its sustainability commitment, the company already uses biodegradable plant-based packing peanuts to ship products worldwide and powers its world headquarters, global manufacturing facility and global distribution and automated storage and retrieval system by 100% renewable energy.
“It’s about more than us—it always has been,” said Deborah Gibbins, Chief Operating Officer at Mary Kay Inc. “The cosmetics and personal care industries are in transition as companies evolve to meet the growing demands for environmentally conscious, transparent operations and cleaner, ethically sourced products. Mary Kay believes in and supports this evolution.”
Mary Kay’s report included five pillars: business excellence, product stewardship, responsible manufacturing, women’s empowerment and social impact. Among these pillars are three key targets the company commits to achieving by 2030:
- A 30% reduction in plastic intensity, carbon and water utilization.
- The empowerment of 5 million women worldwide through entrepreneurship skills development.
- Providing support to over 10 million survivors of gender-based and domestic violence worldwide.
“While there have been meaningful initiatives implemented throughout the industry—and within Mary Kay itself—so much work remains to find long-term solutions to the environmental and socio-economic challenges ahead,” Gibbins said. “For nearly 60 years, Mary Kay has strived to enrich women’s lives, advance the field of skin health, and create positive community impact around the world. We’re thrilled to take the next important step on our journey.”