Cosmetics and personal care products manufacturer
New York socialite Ron Perelman owns about 85% of Revlon. Acquired Elizabeth Arden and Cutex in 2016. Filed for bankruptcy in 2022 to restructure debt.
| MacAndrews & Forbes Inc
owns 85% of Revlon Inc
This company appears on PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, USA) 'Companies That Do Test On Animals' list, signifying that they manufacture products that are tested on animals at some stage of development.
Source: PETA (2022)
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for their use of palm oil, signifying they are using no or minimal certified palm products, and with no or minimal positive commitments.
Source: Ethical Consumer (2022)
In 2016 Greenpeace East Asia ranked the world's 30 biggest personal care companies on their commitment to eliminating microbeads from their personal care products. The scorecard was based on four main criteria: commitment & transparency, definition, deadline and global application. This company was one of the lowest ranked.
Source: Greenpeace (2016)
This company uses plastic microbeads in some of its personal care products. These particles are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean where they contribute to ocean plastic pollution, and are hazardous to sea life. While the effects of microplastics on human health are not completely understood, there are concerns about plastic additives, such as phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors which are shown to have harmful effects on life.
Source: Beat the Microbead (2021)
Major corporations, including this one, use prison labour in the USA, where prisoners are paid slave wages as low as 23 cents an hour doing work which is often dangerous, toxic and unprotected. While much of the work done by prisoners is for the military, other major corporations are taking advantage of the cheap labour in both federal and state US prisons.
Source: Global Research (2013)
Testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth Australia found nanoparticles in foundations and concealers sold by Revlon.
Source: FOE (2009)
In 2013 Revlon agreed to pay an $850,000 penalty to settle a complaint by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for hiding information from independent directors and misleading shareholders regarding a 2009 transaction.
Source: news article (2013)
This company has sustainability claims on its website in the areas of responsible sourcing, supporting women's health initiatives, and employee wellbeing.
Source: company website (2019)
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: Modern Slavery Registry (2016)
|MacAndrews & Forbes Inc|
MacAndrews & Forbes is a major shareholder of AM General, a world-leader in the design, engineering, production and technical and parts support of military and special purpose vehicles.
MacAndrews & Forbes is also a major shareholder of SIGA Technologies, who develops products for the prevention and treatment of serious infectious diseases, including products for use in defence against biological warfare agents. SIGA has received significant funding from the US Department of Defense.
Source: company website (2018)
MacAndrews & Forbes is a major shareholder of Scientific Games, provider of customized, end-to-end gaming solutions to lottery and gaming organizations worldwide. Scientific Games' integrated array of products and services include instant lottery games, lottery gaming systems, terminals and services, and internet applications, as well as server-based interactive gaming machines.
Source: company website (2018)
Company owner Ronald Perelman has signed the Giving Pledge - a commitment by some of the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. The campaign has founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in 2009. The pledge is a moral commitment to give, not a legal contract.
Source: Giving Pledge (2014)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2020)
|Revenue||2.3 billion USD (2016)|
|Subsidiaries||Revlon Australia Pty Ltd
Elizabeth Arden Inc
- Elizabeth Arden Australia Pty Ltd
|Address||New York, New York, USA|
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