Cosmetics giant The Estée Lauder Company (ELC) has named Nancy Mahon as its first chief sustainability officer.
Mahon has been serving as the senior vice president of global corporate citizenship and sustainability at Estée Lauder since 2014, focusing on reducing the company’s environmental impact across the breadth of its operations. Before that, she served as the senior vice president for philanthropy and social initiatives and managed the company’s cause-marketing efforts for various ELC brands.
In her new role, she will focus on strategically integrating the brand’s sustainability efforts while implementing ESG reporting across the company’s business.
“Sustainability has long been central to how ELC and its brands have operated and is a key part of our corporate strategy,” said Fabrizio Freda, president and chief executive officer of ELC. “We are committed to continuously evolving to drive our sustainability initiatives forward and helping to innovate and connect at both local and global levels, ultimately positioning us well to succeed in a changing global economy.”
“Appointing Nancy to chief sustainability officer is an example of our company’s ambition and focus on these initiatives,” Freda added.
Before joining ELC, Mahon worked as a vice president at Mac Cosmetics and executive director of the Mac AIDS Fund. She was later promoted to the position of senior vice president.