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Beauty Clé de Peau Beauté Just Made The World's Largest Donation To Unicef's Gender Equality Program

Clé de Peau Beauté Just Made The World's Largest Donation To Unicef's Gender Equality Program

Clé de Peau Beauté Just Made The World's Largest Donation To Unicef's Gender Equality Program
A portion of sales from Clé de Peau Beauté's The Serum will be donated to Unicef (Image: Clé de Peau Beauté)
By Hong Kong Tatler
October 15, 2019
Through its donation, the beauty brand will help support 6.5 million girls

On International Day of the Girl last week, Clé de Peau Beauté pledged US$8.7 million (S$11.9 million)—the "world's largest contribution", according to the announcement—to Unicef's Gender Equality Program. The donation will aide the United Nations' organisation's work in Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Niger and other countries and will go towards girls' education—particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The beauty brand, which is a division of Shiseido, has also pledged a percentage of sales from Clé de Peau's The Serum to Unicef's girls' empowerment programs.

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"When Clé de Peau Beauté first launched the Power of Radiance Award in March 2019, we fully intended it to be the start of a long-term philanthropic commitment to being a driving force for positive change," Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer of Clé de Peau Beauté, said in a statement.

"The addition of Unicef as a partner complements the brand’s efforts to spotlight education and aligns with our corporate vision for social value creation. At Clé de Peau Beauté, we believe that the key to a brighter tomorrow is to unlock the potential of girls. Together, we aim to empower our people in taking a proactive stance with this program to make a tangible, positive difference in the world."

Ms. Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer of Clé de Peau Beauté (L) and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF (R) showcasing a joint pledge to empower girls to unlock opportunity and potential through education (photo: courtesy)
Ms. Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer of Clé de Peau Beauté (left) and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, Unicef showcasing a joint pledge to empower girls to unlock opportunity and potential through education (Image: Clé de Peau Beauté, Unicef)

Through its donation, Clé de Peau Beauté will help support 6.5 million girls through Unicef.

"Education is one of the best ladders out of poverty," Unicef Executive Director Henrietta Fore said in a statement. "While there has been significant progress in primary school enrolment for girls, too many of them are denied the opportunity to advance to secondary school. Early marriage, poverty, discrimination and gender bias are some of the barriers that girls have to overcome to pursue their education. With the support of partners like Clé de Peau Beauté, we can help address these barriers."

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