The Estée Lauder Companies

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Press Piece
Sep 2017

As an employer, a corporate citizen and a global company founded on family values, The Estée Lauder Companies considers it one of our responsibilities to address climate change. We believe that working toward a low-carbon future will help ensure a beautiful and sustainable planet for generations to come.

On the first day...

Press Piece
Sep 2017

Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of Southeast Texas and Louisiana, and the unprecedented flooding continues to affect the area. On the heels of Harvey, we have begun to witness the impacts of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean and the potential effects it may have on Florida.

At The Estée Lauder Companies, our deepest thoughts and...

Press Piece
Dec 2016

The Estée Lauder Companies has published Future Beautiful: Our Progress on Sustainability and Citizenship in 2016. The report highlights the company’s progress across five key areas of...

News & Views
Dec 2016

The 2016 results from the Global Canopy Programme’s (GCP’s) ‘Forest 500’ have been released, and they don't bring good news. The deforestation policy analysis of the world's...

News & Views
Sep 2015

Reputation Institute has released its annual Global CSR RepTrak® 100, which highlights the companies that have the best reputations for corporate social responsibility (CSR) among the general public in 15 countries. Google tops the ranking for...

News & Views
Mar 2014

GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) announced this week that McDonald’s USA is the newest participant in its How2Recycle Label Program. A member of the SPC since 2005, McDonald’s is the first national restaurant...

News & Views
Sep 2013

Honesty skin care, REN face and body care products, Pure Nuff Stuff skincare products and Little Satsuma face and body moisturiser all received perfect scores in the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK)'s latest investigation into the sustainability of palm oil content in health and beauty products.

In...

News & Views
Apr 2013

Non-profit design and strategy group GreenBlue has released a set of guidelines aimed at protecting forests by taking a holistic approach to the life cycle management of paper products.

Guidelines for Sustainable...

News & Views
Apr 2013

In an effort to mitigate consumer confusion and help maintain the integrity of recyclable materials streams, three laws proposed in North Carolina and Alabama would require containers made from biodegradable or compostable plastic to be labeled “non-recyclable,” according to...

News & Views
Nov 2012

Three more major brands have agreed to participate in the soft launch next year of a new labeling system for recyclable materials that is intended to reduce consumer confusion in the U.S.

Best Buy, Clorox, and Minute Maid will join...

News & Views
Aug 2012

Johnson & Johnson announced Monday it will remove potential carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals from its adult cosmetics products globally by the end of 2015.

The announcement follows the company’s November 2011 commitment to reformulate its baby products globally to remove 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde by the end of 2013. Both...

News & Views
May 2012

Several major consumer brands this summer will introduce the How2Recycle Label, a voluntary recycling label developed by the nonprofit GreenBlue and its Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).

The goal of the How2Recycle Label is to reduce consumer confusion in the U.S. with a clear and consistent recycling label and corresponding...

News & Views
Jun 2011

The green marketplace represents lots of opportunity to make green but education –for marketers and for consumers alike, is key to tapping the potential it represents and avoiding indavertent greenwash.

According to the Natural Marketing Institute, 83% of U.S. adult claim to be at least some shade of green, ranging from the dark green “...

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