Take Action! Ask Avon to Sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics!
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics created the Compact for Safe Cosmetics to improve the safety of cosmetics and personal care products and to provide better information about product ingredients so consumers can make informed decisions about the products they buy.
We are concerned about several companies’ refusals to become signatories to the Compact for Safe Cosmetics while simultaneously launching Pink Ribbon campaigns to “raise awareness” about breast cancer.
Avon is leading a crusade against breast cancer and they have donated a tremendous amount of money to breast cancer initiatives. So, why don’t they address the problem of potentially harmful chemicals in their cosmetics and replace them with safe alternatives? Avon has refused to sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, and BCAM finds this stance inconsistent with their commitment to women’s health concerns.
We need your help in sending a message to the cosmetics industry! Please join us in demanding safe cosmetics and body care products!!
TAKE ACTION NOW!! THERE ARE THREE WAYS!
ACTION NUMBER 1: Send Avon Canada’s President Chris Stevens an email. You can use our letter below or write your own.
ACTION NUMBER 2: We're also launching a social media blitz on Twitter and Facebook this Wednesday to Friday (October 6 to October 8, 2010), demanding that Avon become a signatory to the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. We need you to post messages ( choose one of ours – we’ve suggested some below - or write your own) on Avon’s Facebook page, and Twitter account!
Finally, ACTION NUMBER 3,be sure to sign and RT our petition on twitter to get all your followers involved and to send a really powerful message!
Avon - please live up to your pink ribbon promises and sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics!!
Avon - please clean up your act and your products! Keep women's bodies safe by removing potential hormone disrupting chemicals! Sign the Compact!
Canada’s current standards for regulating cosmetic ingredients only aim to “manage” risk rather than eliminating possible hazards to human health and the environment. Avon – please be an industry leader and sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics!
If Avon is leading a crusade against breast cancer as you say, why aren’t you addressing the problem of potentially harmful chemicals in your cosmetics and replacing them with safe alternatives? Please take a stand for women and sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.
Avon - your five values are Trust, Respect, Belief, Humility, and Integrity – so why do your products still contain chemicals linked to cancer? Please sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and live up to your values!
We don’t have a choice about the genetic factors linked to breast cancer, but we have choices when it comes to what we put on our body! I want safe products and I want Avon Canada to protect women’s CHOICE to have safe products!!
Your can also update your profile status with: "I just asked @My Avon Canada – the company for women – to take a stand against breast cancer by becoming a signatory to the Compact for Safe Cosmetics! (This is most effective if you tag Avon in your status. Don’t know how? By writing “@My Avon Canada” instead of just “Avon” in your status, they will be notified that you have tagged them! Remember though, you need to LIKE them first.)
Avon please live up to your pink ribbon promises and sign the Compact for Safe Cosmetics!! @myavoncanada #avonsafecosmetics
Not SO pretty! Chemicals might mess with our hormones shouldn’t be in our cosmetics! @myavoncanada #avonsafecosmetics
The EU passed legislation to keep toxins out of cosmetics! Avon, please take a stand and sign the compact! @myavoncanada #avonsafecosmetics
Even a little is too much! Avon, be an industry leader and remove possible endocrine disrupting ingredients! @myavoncanada #avonsafecosmetics
Here are some sample tweets, but feel free to get creative! Just remember to use @My Avon Canada and #Avonsafecosmetics at the end of your tweet so folks can stay involved in the conversation.
Finally, Spread your passion and message on twitter by RTing our petition which will reach out to your followers. Read our petition here or copy and paste the following into your tweet:
petition @MyAvonCanada to Sign the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics!! http://act.ly/2fx RT to sign #avonsafecosmetics
Send this letter to Avon Canada president Chris Stevens: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can alternatively copy and paste this email text and send it from your inbox since the formating seems to come out better, you can add or change the text, and you can select multiple recipients. Emails can also be sent to Avon's PR department, email@example.com