Lunapads

Personal care products

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada

lunapads.com

About Lunapads

Lunapads is a mission-based women-owned enterprise based in Vancouver, Canada. Since 1993 they have been dedicated to creating healthy, body-positive and eco-friendly personal care products. Lunapads' products are used by customers in over 40 countries worldwide. Thanks to their choices, over 1 million disposable pads and tampons are diverted from landfills every month.

We became a founding Canadian B Corp to formalize our longstanding policies and commitments to social justice and environmental benefit. By joining our peers, we are now part of a movement to help showcase a better way to do business. We also value the support, resources and inspiration we gain from being part of such an outstanding organization.

The Change We Seek®

Lunapads mission is “to create a more positive and informed relationship between individuals, their bodies and the Earth”. Lunapads believes in embracing your body and rejects the culture of shame and silence around menstruation and other bodily functions. By manufacturing and promoting healthy and sustainable personal care products, Lunapads has pioneered the natural feminine care category for over two decades and proven that business can have a profound positive impact for its community.

Lunapads supports girls and women globally: In the developing world, many girls and women lack access to sanitary products for their monthly needs. The impact of this largely unreported issue is devastating, resulting in school absenteeism and dropout, teen pregnancy, increased risk of maternal mortality and reduced or lost income opportunities.

Through the company’s One4Her and Pads4Girls programs, low-cost washable pads and underwear are provided to girls and women in need in the developing world. Finally, as shareholders in a Ugandan social enterprise, Lunapads is directly invested in a business model which supports locally-based pad making, employment and distribution.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

August 2012
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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10
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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22
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Overall B Score
104
80

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: 100% of employees partake in bonus plan; Lowest-paid hourly worker receives >25% local minimum wage

Community: 1,000 hours volunteered by employees; >20% of profits donated to charity

Environment: Fabrics used are cotton and/or biodegradable; Packaging is made from 100% recycled materials; >75% of company’s printed materials are environmentally sustainable

Miscellany: 

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