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Sustainability

As a family founded company focused on long-term sustainable growth, we recognize the success of our business is inextricably linked to the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. We are dedicated to managing our environmental and social impacts throughout the value chain, driving sustainability initiatives forward and helping innovate, solve and connect at both local and global levels. Resiliency will be more important than ever in the years to come. Our sustainability goals position us well to succeed in a changing global economy while strengthening the environments and communities in which our business operates.

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 for the future. We know this work is more important than ever, and we are committed to accelerating our efforts to contribute to the health and well-being of people and the planet.

Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability

Climate and Environment

Climate action, sustainable building operations, waste reduction and water stewardship have long been significant components of our approach to environmental sustainability. Our company aims to minimize environmental impacts by setting targets to reduce direct and indirect emissions, creating more sustainable building practices, sending zero waste to landfill at our facilities and improving water efficiency.

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Product Responsibility

As the leader in prestige beauty, we are focused on creating the world’s most beloved products. We are committed to providing consumers with exceptional performance and luxury coupled with uncompromising safety and quality. We seek to be transparent about the process by which we bring our products to market and to embed sustainability throughout our product value chain.

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Responsible Sourcing

We source ingredients and materials from around the world to manufacture our products, working diligently to source responsibly and with attention to potential impacts on people and the environment. Our policies and programs embody our deeply held values and long heritage of responsibility.

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Sustainability Highlights Fiscal year 2021

89%

Forest-based fiber cartons are FSC certified

100%

Net Zero carbon emissions

100%

of palm-based ingredients are RSPO certified*

* Certified through RSPO physical supply chains and RSPO Book & Claim credits. Excludes palm-based ingredients not directly procured by ELC, such as those procured by Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) and certain acquired brands not yet fully integrated into the relevant ELC systems.

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