We also believe in protecting people, animals and the planet and we take our commitment to environmental stewardship seriously. From our very humble beginnings at LUSH, our founders have been conscious of how our products and business practices interact with the environment. And in doing so we've used creative and innovative solutions to make a positive impact on the planet instead.
Sustainability is a company-wide priority that flows through our products, from our hands to yours. With over 800 stores worldwide and an ever-emerging global presence we are committed to becoming more sustainable the more that we grow. Environmental and social stewardship are critical elements in the business decisions that we make on a daily basis. We know that we can always do better in all that we do at LUSH.
We love it Naked
Creating Naked and packaging-free products at LUSH is at the core of our philosophy. We'd rather put our efforts into what goes inside of our products instead of packaging. We use as little packaging in our LUSH shops as possible, and give you the choice to go completely Naked - we mean the products, not yourselves (although you may want to remove your clothing before hopping into the bath or shower). When we say “Naked” we are referring to our products that you can buy with absolutely no packaging at all - like our Bath Bombs, bubble bars, massage bars, body butters, and solid shampoo bars.
Less is more
At LUSH, we are reducing our carbon footprint by not using packaging at all and by using recycled-only or compostable materials for the packaging that we do have. When we can’t eliminate waste completely, we look to the simplest forms of packaging to do the job and use post-consumer or post-industrial recycled materials that are 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable whenever possible.
We take great care when sourcing our raw materials
We use our buying power to affect positive change in the world. We give our love (and money) to suppliers that respect the environment, as well as the animals and people living there. We work diligently with all of our suppliers to minimize our environmental impact.
We’re pretty sure we drive our suppliers crazy in our pursuit to find the best possible alternatives for materials and supplies available on the market. Whether it's 100% PCR recycled cardboard or oxo-biodegradable shrink wrap, we like to keep them on their toes!
Good planets are hard to come by
As an international company operating in 46 countries (and counting!) - and using fresh materials from all over the globe - sea, land and air transport make up our biggest contribution to climate change.
We maximize efficiency, starting with raw materials and bring it full circle back to our factories. We make our fresh products locally, with a local workforce to supply local markets. We work closely with our transportation providers to source low-impact and ethically responsible fuels for moving materials and finished products around the globe.
Our inner chi
Energy is embedded into all that we consume, from our supply chain through our finished products. We employ all possible methods of energy optimization and efficiency retrofits within our manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and in our stores. Our electricity used in manufacturing is matched with renewable energy from wind and low-impact hydro put into the grid, through Bullfrog Power.
326 million cubic miles is all we’ve got
As we share our water with the entire planet, we feel that it is a precious resource. We monitor how we use water at our factories and are constantly working on ways to reduce our consumption of fresh water resources. Even linen service providers help us, by treating and reusing their own water onsite! Also, by selling our products directly to you with no packaging, we avoid using incredible amounts of water.
Our Green Stats
Our pots and bottles are made from BPA-Free, 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.
Our store carrier bags are made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper and are compostable.
Our products for shipment are packed in biodegradable plastic bags, recycled paper and/or biodegradable filler and eco-friendly packing tape.
Our gifts are wrapped in 100% recycled paper and packaged with biodegradable filler.
Our products are biodegradable (except for the odd glitter or shiny star).
By making our shampoo bars solid we save over 450,000 liters (118,800 gallons) of water each year.
100% of our electricity consumed, is replenished into the grid with renewable energy from wind and low-impact hydro, through Bullfrog Power.
In the spring of 2010, we hit our goal of reducing our overall energy consumption by 14%!