Our most asked questions about sustainability
We conduct a Product Carbon Footprint analysis for the entire life cycle of the product, from raw materials to disposal. We prioritize avoiding unnecessary emissions and reducing emissions where possible. After this, our next step is to offset any remaining unavoidable emissions through supporting certified environmental projects. We conduct these product analyses’ regularly.
Our approach follows globally recognized standards and is independently certified by a third-party organisation (DFGE Institute for Energy, Ecology, and Economy). You can find more information about our certification and approach at: https://cn.dfge.de/220101-2024-02/.
We support projects certified by Gold Standard, an independent NGO that monitors and tracks projects designed to offset emissions.
Our current projects aim to provide clean water access to rural families, who traditionally use high-emission open fires to purify water by boiling it over open fires. By introducing modern water purification solutions or drilling boreholes for wells, rural communities no longer need firewood which reduces emissions. Learn more here: https://cn.dfge.de/220101-2024-02/
Our understanding of sustainability aligns with the United Nations’ definition: we must meet the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This approach means we look at opportunities within our current generation, while also looking at opportunities for future generations too. This is how we create a healthy future for our families.
From the very beginning we have developed safe, innovative products to support new families - and now we are determined to have a positive impact and support a healthier future for them too.
Every sustainability commitment we make is driven by science and supports the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals across three key pillars: cological, social and economic.
When something is climate neutral it means it has no effect on the climate. This is proven to be significant when creating a science-based climate protection strategy and limiting global warming. However, while this is a valuable contribution, more actions are to be taken towards fulfilling the Paris Agreement.
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