Charitable giving is at the heart of our business, and we believe it's our responsibility to advocate for the environment, animals and people in need. We're passionate about giving back to organizations locally and around the world, and we do so through our Charity Pot program, Sustainable Lush Fund, FunD and our people.
In 2007, we invented a beautiful body lotion called Charity Pot. 100% of the purchase price (every single penny minus the taxes) goes towards supporting humanitarian, environmental and animal rights causes locally and around the world.
Since its launch, Charity Pot has donated more than $18,000,000 to 1400+ grassroots charities in 42 countries – and there are no signs of stopping! In fact, our Charity Pot was reformulated in 2014 to include seven ingredients from Sustainable Lush Fund projects around the world.
To find out more about the charities we support and how charities can apply for funding, visit:
Sustainable Lush Fund
In 2010, we wanted to go beyond fair trade and organic. We wanted to develop more supportive relationships by working directly with the communities where we source our raw materials. To do this, we created the Sustainable Lush Fund: an initiative that allows us to invest two percent of the amount we spend on raw materials and packaging, and put that towards supporting communities to become more resilient.
The Sustainable Lush Fund is partly based on the main principles of permaculture: a natural design system that enriches local ecosystems and offers viable alternatives to standard industrial agriculture. The millions of Sustainable Lush Fund dollars spent to date have helped support the development of more than 44 projects in 21 countries, and you’ll find six of those ingredients in our Charity Pot Body Lotion: ylang-ylang oil, moringa oil, geranium oil, fresh aloe, shea butter and fair trade organic cocoa butter.
Our goal with the fund is to ensure that our purchasing dollars are used to support partners and communities that are producing the materials we need in ways that protect eco-systems, increase food security, and support robust and independent producers.
Charity Pot isn’t the only Lush product that’s made to give; we also created a moldable, multi-purpose soap called FUN. We're proud to say that 2.5% of the sales of each bar goes directly towards our Lush FunD.
After the earthquake in 2011 caused a rupture at a nuclear plant and contaminated the area, it became too dangerous for children to play outside. The FunD allows us to offer funding and support to grassroots charities that work toward creating safe places for children to play in Japan.
Help spread the FUN (and add a little to bath time), and make a difference for kids in Japan.
We Believe - Charitable Giving
We believe in the true meaning of charity and authentic giving; helping those who need it most and supporting causes that we feel passionately about.
We believe in building good relationships with our charity partners and finding ways to go beyond monetary giving to support their cause.
We believe in the power of grassroots activism and in putting money into the hands of people who can make it go a long way.
We believe in supporting the groups and causes that others don’t and making our program accessible to all.
We believe being charitable is about what the donor can do for the charity; not what the charity can do for the donor.
We believe in supporting projects that aim to tackle the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptom. We focus on campaigning and education efforts to make societal change.
We believe that it’s the hard work, dedication and results that matter, not how the group is registered.
Finally, we believe in telling customers clearly how much of their money will be donated and to whom.