KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) – Mary Kay Inc, a global advocate for corporate social responsibility and sustainability, is celebrating International Day of Forests by highlighting its recent certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The certification applies to Mary Kay’s Print and Digital Imaging Centers located at its global corporate headquarters and regional distribution centre in North Texas.
It confirms Mary Kay's commitment to supporting responsible forestry by using 100 per cent FSC recycled materials or FSC mix paper sources for commercial printing, primarily for paper inserts for products exported globally.
The FSC certification stands for sustainable sourcing that puts forests and people first and ensures products come from responsibly managed forests.
Mary Kay Chief Operating Officer, Deborah Gibbins said the FSC certificate is the result of many months of hard work, preparation, implementation of new protocols and training.
“This accomplishment highlights Mary Kay’s commitment to the environment and business excellence,” she said in a statement.
The iconic beauty and global entrepreneurship company is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary this year by continuing its decades-long commitment to enriching lives around the world and reducing its impact on the environment.
This year, Mary Kay also celebrates a 15-year partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation which began in 2008, whereby its independent beauty consultants engaged in a recycling programme where a tree was planted in a forest of need for every old compact recycled, exceeding the collection goal of 200,000 old compacts.
From 2009 to 2012, Mary Kay’s partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation supported Nature Explore Classrooms in domestic violence shelters to provide residents a safe place to connect with nature.
To date, Mary Kay and the Arbor Day Foundation have planted 1.3 million trees through its partnership and continue to work toward future impact.