ESG

Leaving a Positive Legacy for Our World

At Ulta Beauty, we bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty. We believe in beauty for all, aspire to be beauty at its most inclusive, and are committed to making the world a better place.

That’s why the strategic focus of Ulta Beauty’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) work is leaving a positive legacy for our world. In fiscal 2020, we published a summary of our efforts toward this vision in our inaugural ESG Report. This report captures our key initiatives and progress across four pillars:

  • People - Becoming the most admired retailer by associates and guests by offering meaningful work, a diverse and inclusive workplace and competitive benefits
  • Product - Offering a broad product assortment that meets guests’ evolving needs, including clean beauty and sustainable products through Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty™
  • Community - Improving the lives of women and families in our communities through support of both national and hometown partners
  • Environment - Maintaining the beauty of our environment and minimizing our impact on the world around us by managing our stores’ energy, water and waste footprints

The report also describes Ulta Beauty’s strong corporate governance practices, diversity-forward actions, and commitment to operating an ethical business. Finally, it includes disclosures aligned with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index, an industry-specific reporting framework that allows investors to more easily compare ESG performance across industry peers.

2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

If you have any questions about our ESG Report, please contact our General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Jodi Caro, at jcaro@ulta.com.

View Our ESG Report

Environmental

We have created several initiatives to reduce our impact on the environment. Learn more about how we manage our footprint.

Conscious Beauty

Through our Conscious Beauty platform, we empower guests and help them identify clean products. Our guests can purchase items that have clean ingredients, are cruelty-free, vegan, have sustainable packaging and make a positive impact.

Learn More About Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that beauty is for everyone. And as the leader in the industry, we’re committed to using the power of beauty to create a more inclusive world and bring to life the possibilities that lie within everyone. We’re making intentional commitments to further champion diversity so guests, associates, brand partners and communities feel connected to and reflected at Ulta Beauty. With a keen focus on brand amplification and support, assortment growth, and equitable, welcoming guest and associate experiences, the commitments reflect an investment of more than $25 million in 2021. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion commitments, click here.

Ulta Beauty Associates

As of Dec 2, 2020 • 2020 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Executive Team

As of Dec 2, 2020 • 2020 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Directors by Race

As of Dec 2, 2020 • 2020 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Directors by Gender

As of Dec 2, 2020 • 2020 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Diversity & Inclusion Awards

We have received recognition and accolades for our D&I including:

  • Forbes 2019 Best Employers for Diversity
  • Forbes 2019 Best Employers for Women
  • Forbes 2020 Best Employers for Diversity
  • Forbes 2020 Best Employers for Women
  • Diversity Inc. Noteworthy Companies for Diversity

Supporting the Community: Our National Partners

  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation

    Our monetary donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation support a range of research efforts including new treatments and further understanding metastatic disease. Since 2019, we have raised over $37 million for the foundation.

  • Save the Children

    We support Save the Children by having an in-store point of sale program and raising awareness among guests. We have raised $2.3 million for education and emergency response programs since 2016.

  • Dress for Success®

    We support Dress for Success through financial resources, products and volunteerism. Since 2017, we have donated $500,000 to the organization and helped over 22,000 women in 35 U.S. cities.

For more information about the efforts of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation, please contact communityrelations@ulta.com