William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies stated, “Congratulations to the Award winners on these well deserved honors. Volunteerism is an integral part of The Estée Lauder Companies’ heritage, and these employees have gone above the call of duty by donating their personal time and efforts to non-profit organizations that are meaningful to each of them. In Fiscal Year 2012, more than 3,200 of our employees contributed approximately 16,000 volunteer hours through more than 280 non-profit organizations in the United States alone. Today’s winners reflect our ongoing commitment to volunteerism worldwide.”Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies, stated, “Employee engagement and giving back to the communities in which we do business is more important than ever. I commend our winners for their commitment to their respective non-profit organizations. They personify the concept of “Leading from Every Chair,” a principle belief of The Estée Lauder Companies that encourages all employees to take initiative and affect change, regardless of experience and title. I am proud of each of the winners for raising the bar in volunteerism.” The Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize The Estée Lauder Companies’ employees for outstanding service with certified non-profit organizations and are not limited to those non-profits supported by The Estée Lauder Companies. The call for submissions went out in August 2012 to employees worldwide in affiliates that elected to participate. The awards were first introduced in 2010 under the auspices of the Employee Volunteer Program of The Estée Lauder Companies headquartered in NYC, and all submissions were evaluated by committee. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company's products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, M-A-C, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Michael Kors, American Beauty, Flirt!, GoodSkin™ Labs, Grassroots™ Research Labs, Tom Ford, Coach, Ojon, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN Beauty and Osiao.