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 we have been dedicated to creating innovative, body-positive and sustainable alternatives to disposable feminine hygiene and personal care products. Today our 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 catalog and formalize our longstanding policies and commitments to social equality and environmental benefit, as well as to capitalize on the support and mentorship available from being part of such an outstanding group of people and organizations.

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The Change We Seek®

Lunapads mission is To create a more positive and informed relationship between women, their bodies and the Earth. To that end, not only do we provide healthy and environmentally responsible products, we further reject a culture of shame and silence around women’s reproductive health, choosing instead to explore and celebrate women’s cyclical aspects.

Our social impact agenda also includes girls and women in developing nations, many of whom lack access to any form of feminine hygiene products whatsoever. 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 our Pads4Girls program we provide low-cost washable pads and underwear to girls and women in need in the developing world. Our model is expanding to include a social enterprise model, where through mentorship and financial assistance we support locally-based pad making and distribution operations.

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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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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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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
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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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