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We believe that together, we make babies’ world better, caring not only for babies’ happy and healthy development today, but also for the world they will grow up in tomorrow. Environmentally conscious parents are thinking beyond the next nappy change and considering the overall environmental footprint of the products they use. That’s why at Pampers, we are determined to contribute to the climate transition action plan as part of our company’s Net Zero GHG emissions by 2040 Ambition.

OUR SCIENCE BASED APPROACH

We’re taking a science-based approach with Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to understand where the environmental impact of our products come from, so that we can identify the meaningful ways of reducing our carbon footprint of our products.  We look from our ingredients to our suppliers and how we manufacture our products holistically.

According to the UK LCA 2005, the main carbon footprint of disposable nappies1 comes from the sourcing and production of raw materials. We have been therefore working to improve the design of our nappies over the years switching to more efficient materials, while reducing the weight and consciously choosing the materials we use.

For example, today, 100% of our pulp is sourced responsibly in Europe. In the UK, 100% of our pulp for nappies is certified by FSC and other controlled sources.

The plant-based materials in the topsheet of Pampers Harmonie come from sustainably sourced sugarcane. And we are accelerating our plastic-free wipes journey with Harmonie Aqua Pure Wipes and Harmonie Coconut Wipes, crafted with 100% plant-based fibres.

We are also working across all our manufacturing operations to reduce our carbon footprint. That includes renewable electricity, and we purchase 100% of it to manufacture our nappies in Europe2. We’ve also reduced our manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 90% across Europe3. As part of our ongoing efforts we are actively working with our suppliers worldwide to help us reduce our carbon footprint. Together, we have avoided an estimated one million metric tons4 of Greenhouse Gas emissions from the production of our materials between 2015 and 2020. That’s a reduction in our shared footprint equivalent to the emissions that 215,000 average petrol-engined family cars5 produce in a year!

Together, we can make babies’ world better.

1Life Cycle Assessment of Disposable and Reusable Nappies in the UK: Aumónier and Collins and Garret (2005). Sourcing and production of raw materials accounts for 63% of the total carbon footprint of a disposable nappy.


2Certificates of renewable energy from windmill farm

3Since 2007

4estimate based on GHG intensity reduction, and suppliers’ report.

5A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. We got this figure from https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/greenhouse-gas-emissions-typical-passenger-vehicle#typical-passenger