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Estée lauder appoints first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer

Sophie Smith
02 May 2023

The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Nancy Mahon as its first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer, reflecting the "ongoing evolution of the group's ambitions and capabilities".

Mahon first joined Estée Lauder as Vice President of MAC Cosmetics and Executive Director of its Viva Glam Fund in 2006.

She was later promoted to Senior Vice President in 2009 and Senior Vice President for Philanthropy & Social Initiatives in 2011, assuming responsibility for cause-marketing programs at MAC Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone and La Mer.  

In 2014, Mahon was appointed Senior Vice President of Global Citizenship and Sustainability. In this role, she helped to develop Estée Lauder's climate and environmental initiatives, with a focus on energy, emissions, packaging and ingredient traceability.

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahon will continue to focus on the strategic integration and implementation of the group's sustainability initiatives, as well as ESG reporting across the organisation.

She will also continue to serve as Executive Director of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Charitable Foundation and remain a member of its ESG Management Committee.

The appointment develops Estée Lauder's efforts to reduce environmental impacts across operations and throughout the value chain. Moving forward, under Mahon's leadership, the group's sustainability strategy will continue to focus on "innovative solutions" to gain efficiencies and reduce impact at various stages of its products’ life cycles.

Fabrizio Freda, President and CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies, said: “Sustainability has long been central to how The Estée Lauder Companies and its brands have operated, and is a key part of our corporate strategy.

"We are committed to continuously evolving to drive our sustainability initiatives forward and helping to innovate and connect at both local and global levels, ultimately positioning us well to succeed in a changing global economy. Appointing Nancy to Chief Sustainability Officer is an example of our company’s ambition and focus on these initiatives."

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