We’re committed to real progress in achieving our sustainability goals and plan to lead with purpose: maximizing our social impact, decreasing our environmental footprint, and fostering our innovative and inclusive culture. By partnering with global thought leaders in each of their respective areas we can better ensure we remain on track to achieve our short- and long-term goals.

To ensure our efforts are impactful, we will measure our progress against globally recognized standards and adhere to global guidelines and recommendations for the best possible outcomes.

We are proud to partner with global thought leaders, innovative change-makers, and those leading the charge to make our world a better, more sustainable place for all.

Mary Kay Inc. Global Memberships & Affiliations

We are joining forces with global entities to support establishing our benchmarks, remain accountable to our goals, and stay on-target for 2030 and beyond.


  • Arbor Day Foundation
  • CARE
  • Evergreen Alliance
  • International Women’s Forum
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • UN Trust Fund
  • UN Women
  • WE Empower
  • Women Political Leaders – Reykjavik Global Forum


  • Concordia
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • UN Global Compact
  • World Economic Forum

We are committed to do business responsibly by aligning our strategies and operations to various global mandates, guiding principles and best practices. Our actions to be transparent and advocate, span the three key components of sustainability:

Economic Action

  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) 10 Principles (signatory: August 2019)
  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Fundamental Conventions

Environmental Action

  • CEO Water Mandate Signatory (signatory: February 2020)
  • Ocean Principles signatory (signatory: February 2020)
  • The Sustainable Packaging Initiative for CosmEtics (SPICE) (member: 2020)
  • World Economic Forum/Future Consumption (member: 2020)
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation/New Plastics Economy Global Commitment (member 2021)
  • Paris Agreement/Target (commitment) alignment to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels

Social Action

  • Women’s Empowerment Principles (signatory: February 2019)
  • Reykjavik Global Forum/Achieving Gender Equality in Entrepreneurship (commitment: November 2019)
  • UN Global Compact/Target Gender Equality (commitment: in progress 2021)
  • Generation Equality Forum Global Action Coalitions: Policy, programmatic, and advocacy commitments (commitment: 2021)
    • Economic Justice and Rights
    • Feminist Action for Climate Justice
    • Gender-based Violence
    • Innovation and Technology