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According to the website, viewed by Ethical Consumer in November 2020, Avon and its employees gave $9,428 to US political parties during the 2018 election cycle, with 49% going to Democrats and 31% to Republicans and the remaining to 'other'. NOTE: OpenSecrets states: “The organization itself did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate family members. Organizations themselves cannot contribute to candidates and party committees. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.”
The company lost half a mark under Political Activities.


Open Secrets generic ref 2020 (2020)

In November 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed its list of free trade lobby groups, updated in February 2020.

Avon was a member of the American Chamber of Commerce website

Ethical Consumer regarded this group to be corporate lobby groups which lobbied for free trade at the expense of the environment, animal welfare, human rights or the environment.

As a result Avon lost half a mark under Political Activities.


Ethical Consumer Lobby Group member list (19 February 2020)

In November 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed Avon Products Inc's 2019 form DEF14a on the SEC website, which gave details of director's pay. Several directors received compensation over £1 million in 2018, the amount considered excessive by Ethical Consumer. The highest paid was the CEO who received $6,092,058.
As a result, Avon lost half a mark under Anti-Social Finance.


Form DEF 14a 2019 (4 March 2020)

On July 12th 2021, Ethical Consumer viewed Natura's list of subsidiaries on the D&B Hoovers corporate database. This showed that the company had a number of subsidiaries in jurisdictions considered by Ethical Consumer to be tax havens at the time of writing, including Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Guernsey and Macau. Of these, six were holding companies, which was a high risk company type for likely use of tax avoidance:

Natura (Brasil) International B.V. in the Netherlands
The Body Shop Benelux B.V. in the Netherlands
G.A. HOLDINGS (1979) LIMITED in Jersey
Natura &Co International S.à r.l. in Luxembourg

An internet search using the search terms “Natura tax policy statement country” found no country-by-country financial information or reporting (CBCR), nor clear public tax statement confirming that it was this company’s policy not to engage in tax avoidance activity or to use tax havens for tax avoidance purposes, including a narrative explanation for what each group entity located in a tax haven was for, and why it was not being used for purposes of tax minimisation.

Given that Natura had two or more high risk subsidiaries in jurisdictions on Ethical Consumer's tax haven list and no country-by-country financial information, nor adequate policy statement and narrative explanation, the company received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for likely use of tax avoidance strategies and lost a full mark under Tax Conduct.


Generic Hoovers ref (2020)