Our most asked questions about sustainability
We are performing a separate Product Carbon Footprint to measure the emissions of our product. For us that means looking at the whole life cycle from cradle-to-grave – thus from raw material sourcing until their treatment after being disposed of.
We are continuously minimizing its impact by avoiding and reducing some of these emissions from year to year to get better. All remaining emissions are offset through the support of a certified environmental project that meaningfully reduce greenhouse emissions equivalent to the nursing pad’s impact.
Our approach follows internationally recognized standards and is independently certified by a third-party organization (DFGE Institute for Energy, Ecology, and Economy). Certification and details can be found here: https://cn.dfge.de/220101-2024-02/
We are financially supporting projects certified by Gold Standard, an independent non-governmental organization (NGO) that monitors and tracks projects designed to offset emissions.
Currently, our projects address providing clean water access for rural families. Traditionally, communities purify their water by boiling it over open fires. By offering more modern water purification solutions or drilling boreholes for wells, rural communities no longer have to cut down trees for firewood and high-emissions open fires. Learn more here: https://cn.dfge.de/220101-2024-02/
Lansinoh is committed to create a healthy future for families. That is what we stand for and advocate for.
The projects perfectly match our values as it supports the United Nations third Sustainable Development Goal of ‘Good Health and Well Being,’ one of the key goals adopted by Lansinoh as part of our larger sustainability program.
It’s the United Nations’ Brundtland Commission saying that we must meet the needs of today without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This approach is reflected within the first pillar on the left. It is intragenerational as it looks at opportunities and wealth within the current generation and it also is intergenerational as it looks at life opportunities for future generations. We have picked this up when creating our tagline: “Value today and commit to tomorrow”
When aiming for a sustainable development, we have to balance between ecological aspects, like resources, economical aspects like a substantial way of doing business and, of course, social aspects, for instance education.
Finally – our sustainability program is driven by science and supports the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and we are committed to science-based emission reduction targets.
Greenhouse gases (GHG) appear naturally in the atmosphere (e.g. from volcanic eruptions) and they happen because of human processes too (like burning fossil fuels).
There are 6 types of GHG’s - carbon dioxide or CO2 is the most common. They boost the Earth’s temperature because they trap in heat from the sun, this is known as the greenhouse effect.
Climate neutral involves taking responsibility for the climate effects of your activities. The first thing that should be done is to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible. Then, any remaining emissions and other climate effects can be offset. At the end, the business activity should have no effect on the climate.
At Lansinoh we have committed to be climate neutral by 2030. So far we have 5 climate neutral products, these are: HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream, Organic Nipple Balm, Lanolin Lip Balm, Organic Post-Birth Relief Spray and Organic Pre-Birth Preparation Oil.
More on our path to become climate neutral: https://dfge.de/en/project/lansinoh-laboratories-ccf-pcf-sbt/
Completely avoiding and reducing all GHG emissions is difficult, there are always going to be remaining emissions. So, companies invest in certified climate protection projects that should equal to the impact they are making (for example, planting trees).
A carbon footprint is an estimated amount of greenhouse gases created through our day to day lives. You can calculate your own here: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/footprintcalc
A corporate carbon footprint is the balance of all GHG emissions caused by one company and its supply chain over time.
This includes things like raw materials, manufacturing, disposal of products and other business activity (like marketing activities).
A product carbon footprint is the average GHG emission caused by one product in its entire life cycle. We take this seriously, by looking at the product’s whole life from raw material right up until you dispose of it.
Having no net effect on the climate is a proven aspect towards a science-based climate protection strategy and limit global warming. However, further efforts are required to achieve this.
Please refer to our official statement: download pdf