Ease Healthcare, The Be Seen Be Heard Campaign, And Avon's Sustainability Project
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With the goal of accessing gaps in women's health in the Philippines, Ease Healthcare comes to us with digital health services and their mobile app. They aim to address issues of inconvenience, high costs, stigma, and lack of education, to help Filipinas become empowered to take matters into their own hands. Ease Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing women's health ecosystems in Asia, and combines community, education, health tracking, and telehealth onto a single app. Ease empowers women to make informed decisions about their sexual, reproductive, and menstrual health and wellness. Users of the Ease app can gain access to convenient, affordable, personalized, and credible women's health information and services from the comfort of their own smartphones—wherever they may be. The app offers teleconsultations with leading medical professionals, as well as discreet medication delivery. Ease will also build more in-app community features localized to specific needs of Filipinas. For more information, log on to their official website.
The Body Shop & the UN's 'Be Seen Be Heard' Campaign
The Body Shop and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth launch global collaboration calling for more young voices in the halls of power their joint the Be Seen Be Heard campaign. That’s because millions of young people are missing from public life. With the climate crisis, global conflict and generational inequalities running rampant, the inputs, perspectives and representation of youth are needed more than ever.
Young people have the right to be included in political decisions that affect them, however, numerous barriers prevent their participation. The Body Shop and the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth are collaborating to change this through the global Be Seen Be Heard campaign to amplify youth voices in public life. The campaign seeks to create long-term structural changes to decision-making to be more inclusive of young people.
David Boynton, CEO of The Body Shop says, “Our position is clear. The world’s problems cannot be solved by the same people making the same choices. Our research indicates the majority of young people are positive about the future, and we need to hear their views and ideas inside the halls of power. Be Seen Be Heard is rooted in creating a fairer world with and for young people, and together with the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth – we are on a mission to do exactly that.”
Campaigning in 2,600 stores, in over 75 countries, across six continents. The collaboration between The Body Shop and the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will mean that young people and other stakeholders will be able to engage with the campaign through many routes. Local campaign activations will include partnerships with specific youth-led or youth-focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and/or opportunities to support through petitions and other activations. For more information, log on to Be Seen Be Heard.
Avon, being one of the leading beauty companies in the country, has marked yet another milestone in their rich history. Avon is on an ambitious journey for long-term sustainability. Apart from perfecting cruelty-free formulas for their products, shifting to recyclable packaging, and advocating for community welfare by putting the environment first. As part of Natura &Co, Avon adheres to a 2030 Commitment to Life that aims to achieve net zero emissions by the year 2030. Just recently, the brand announced its first solar-powered facility in Calamba, Laguna, a first not just for Avon Philippines but for Avon worldwide. In collaboration with Spectrum (a Meralco subsidiary), the solar rooftop project facility was inaugurated last April 22, aptly during Earth Day.
Since its completion, the solar installation has generated more than 250,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy, helping the beauty company lower its carbon footprint by 160 tonnes. It is expected to generate almost 841,100 kWh clean energy on its full year of operations, nearly quadrupling the carbon footprint reduced to 599 tonnes or equivalent to 329,315 trees planted.
"Taking care of our planet is also similar to taking care of the people because the people will be the ones who will benefit when we take care of our planet. We want to highlight that this is the first solar project of Avon, not just in the Philippines, but internationally," says Tirso Antonio B. Pereja, Avon Products Mfg., Inc. Head of Operations, during the inaugural ceremony. Follow Avon on Facebook.