Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty products and fragrance companies, with a host of well-known brands under its umbrella. Coty is the global leader in fragrances, comes in second in professional salon hair color and styling, and is the third-largest in color cosmetics. Its coloring and styling products, body care and mass fragrances are sold primarily in the mass retail channels with brands such as COVERGIRL, Max Factor and Rimmel; Coty Luxury, which is focused on prestige fragrances and skincare with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Gucci and philosophy; and Coty Professional Beauty, which is focused on servicing salon owners and professionals. All told, the company reported sales of about $9 billion in 2016 and employed about 20,000 workers worldwide.
Coty’s charitable giving program, dubbed Coty Cares, encompasses cash giving and employee volunteer support for numerous nonprofit charities around the world where the company does business. Much of the company’s giving is done via special initiatives aligned with specific brands, including:
- Philosophy’s Hope & Grace. With its Hope & Grace initiative, philosophy became the first company to place a deep focus on women’s mental health and well-being, dedicating at least 1 percent of its sales toward charity.
- Davidoff Cool Water + National Geographic Pristine Seas. The Davidoff brand actively supports National Geographic’s Pristine Seas program to protect marine areas and champion beach-cleaning initiatives.
- Wella—UNICEF Making Waves. A long-term partnership between Wella and UNICEF in collaboration with hair stylists and their clients from around the world aims to touch and transform the lives of vulnerable young people through hairdressing training, mentoring and life-skills education. Since 2011, the program has empowered more than 37,000 young people to fulfill their rights and realize their potential.
- Rimmel London and Comic Relief UK. Rimmel supports a vision of a fair world, free from poverty, in partnership with the organization Comic Relief UK.
Coty is also the founding corporate sponsor for DKMS/Delete Blood Cancer, the world’s largest nonprofit bone-marrow-donor center. Coty has helped facilitate more than 50,000 bone-marrow transplants from a pool of more than 5 million registered donors.
And the company has supported Look Good Feel Better since the program started in the United States in 1989. It is a free, global public service that is teaching those with cancer that they can have some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal. It is premised on the notion that when a woman looks good, she can feel better. Look Good Feel Better is a public service program of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and Coty is a strong supporter.
Additional information is available on the company’s website.