Mary Kay has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a member of its network as part of the company's commitment to becoming a more sustainable, circular business.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a charity that develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy, based on the principles of eliminating waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
Mary Kay is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and is taking steps to improve efficiency in its operations, thinking long term to incorporate responsible business practices.
Mary Kay was inducted among other organizations including The Ford Motor Company, International Paper, Mattel and The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Deborah Gibbins, chief operations officer at Mary Kay Inc., said: "For nearly 60 years, Mary Kay has strived to enrich women’s lives, advance the field of skin health, and create a positive community impact around the world. The cosmetics and personal care industry is in transition as companies evolve to meet the growing demands for environmentally conscious, transparent operations and cleaner, ethically sourced products. We’re here for it."
Joe Murphy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation network lead, said: "Mary Kay and the other new members of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network share an ambition to transform the way they do business. We look forward to supporting them, and facilitating collaboration opportunities with other Network organizations, as they strive to become more circular."