Human & labor rights
We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to respecting and promoting fundamental human rights throughout our own operations and extended supply chain.

We adhere to a number of international standards relevant to corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct including the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the fundamental rights set out in the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. As a signatory to the UNGC we support the ten principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
We are committed to ensuring that all our employees work in a safe environment that is based on equal opportunity and is free from discrimination or harassment. Our Code of Conduct sets out what our employees must do to ensure these high standards as well as outlining the reporting process and protocol if they have any concerns. Our Code of Conduct is included in our mandatory on-line training sessions for all new employees.
Our commitment to respecting human rights also extends throughout our supply chain to our business partners, suppliers and contractors. We expect our partners to share our values and maintain the same high levels of ethical standards and to promote these within their organizations and throughout their business network. These standards are outlined in our Code of Conduct for Business Partners and are to be followed in the daily business activities on behalf of Coty. Any risks of non-compliance are escalated to appropriate senior leadership.
As outlined in our Modern Slavery Act statement, we have a commitment to ensure our sourcing and manufacturing supply chains do not include, utilize or tolerate human trafficking, slavery and forced or child labor and comply with all applicable laws. The full statement is available to read on our website.

We are also involved in a number of industry efforts around specific issues related to respecting and advancing human rights. We recently joined AIM-Progress which includes a focus on the impact of sourcing strategies on human rights. As a member of the Responsible Mica Initiative, we are working with peers to help eradicate child labour and unacceptable working conditions in the Indian mica supply chain.
Employee programs
Our greatest strength is our people. We have passionate employees who are dedicated to making our workplace and the world a better place. Our Changemakers are an internal global network of volunteers who are helping to preserve our planet, support our brands with purpose and create a positive social impact in and around the communities where we operate. What started out as a small network has now grown to over 200 employees across 19 countries, doubling in size over the last year. This grassroots, bottom-up program embodies our belief that creative solutions can come from any level of the organization.
As important stakeholders in our new responsible growth plan, we wanted to ensure the views of our employees were heard. Understanding their perspective and gaining feedback on employee engagement focus areas' and the overall responsible growth plan is critical to the success of the initiatives.
We consulted over 900 employees across 34 countries on the development of our new employee social impact program. The program will be launched internally at the end of 2017 and aims to  mobilize our people around a chosen social cause to collectively deliver a positive social impact.