Frequently Asked Questions

Why have you committed to set a science-based target (rather than another target)?

Doing it right

We are committed to making changes that truly have an impact. To do this, we must align with the latest climate science in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

The Science Based Targets initiative mobilizes companies to set science-based targets in the transition to the low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The initiative defines and promotes best practices in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.

We have chosen to use publicly available standards and third party certifiers to ensure our efforts in this area are science- and fact-based. We are committed to accountability and transparency throughout the process. We are assessing our full supply chain and product life cycles to ensure we can drive positive impact at every stage of the business cycle.

 

Looking at the full picture

Using the Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy’s (DFGE) approach to carbon footprint accounting, we understand that it is important to go beyond Scopes 1 and 2 and assess Scope 3 emissions as well. This will help us to ensure we are looking at all greenhouse gas emissions and taking every opportunity to reduce them.

 

Scientific approach with validated data

Our data and targets will be validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative, who will ensure that our targets meet their rigorous criteria. We have selected third-party validation and calibration to ensure we are selecting initiatives that will have the desired impact, and to ensure we continually have access to the latest climate science data and best practices for corporations.

Why is taking climate action important to your company and sector?

Committed to families and future generations

Since our founding by a breastfeeding mother almost 40 years ago, Lansinoh has been committed to the health and well being of mothers and babies around the world. We serve families in more than 60 countries, offering effective and evidence-based education and products to ensure mothers and babies get the best possible start in their new lives together. But we cannot stop there. We must also ensure that all we do ensures a healthy future for the families who place their trust in us. Their futures depend on climate action and we are committed to doing our part.

 

Companies must take action

The Paris Agreement was signed by 195 nations in 2015. While nations have a huge responsibility in setting the guidelines for their countries, they are limited in what they can do in the private sector. We are convinced that the worldwide climate targets can only be met if the private sector actively supports the targets. We are leaders in our industry and intend to ensure this leadership includes a science-based commitment to sustainability.

 

We want to encourage our stakeholders to take action

No one acts alone. We have many internal and external stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, distributors, and customers. We are committed to informing our stakeholders of our targets and will engage them in joining us so we can maximize our impact.

What are greenhouse gas emissions?

Greenhouse gases (GHG) appear naturally in the atmosphere (e.g. from volcanic eruptions) and they happen because of human processes too (like burning fossil fuels). There are 6 types of GHG’s - carbon dioxide or CO2 is the most common. They boost the Earth’s temperature because they trap in heat from the sun, this is known as the greenhouse effect.

What is climate neutral?

Climate neutral involves taking responsibility for the climate effects of your activities. The first thing that should be done is to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible. Then, any remaining emissions and other climate effects can be offset. At the end, the business activity should have no effect on the climate.

At Lansinoh we have committed to be climate neutral by 2030. So far we have 6 climate neutral products, these are: Organic Post-Birth Relief Spray, Organic Pre-Birth Preparation Oil, Lanolin Nipple Cream, Organic Nipple Balm, and Nature Soft Nursing Pads.

What is offsetting?

Completely avoiding and reducing all GHG emissions is difficult, there are always going to be remaining emissions. So, companies invest in certified climate protection projects that should equal to the impact they are making (for example, planting trees).

What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is an estimated amount of greenhouse gases created through our day to day lives. You can calculate your own here: https://offset.climateneutralnow.org/footprintcalc

What is a Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF)?

A Corporate Carbon Footprint is the balance of all GHG emissions caused by one company and its supply chain over time. This includes things like raw materials, manufacturing, disposal of products and other business activity (like marketing activities).

What is a Product Carbon Footprint (PCF)?

A Product Carbon Footprint is the average GHG emission caused by one product in its entire life cycle. We look at the product’s whole life from raw material right up until you dispose of it.

Why is climate neutrality good for the environment?

Having no net effect on the climate is a proven aspect towards a science-based climate protection strategy and limit global warming. However, further efforts are required to achieve this.

How do products become climate neutral?

We are performing a separate Product Carbon Footprint to measure the emissions of our products. For us that means looking at the whole life cycle from cradle to grave – from raw material sourcing until being disposed of.

We are continuously minimizing the impact of climate neutral products by avoiding and reducing some of these emissions, year on year. All remaining emissions are offset through the support of a certified environmental project that meaningfully reduce greenhouse emissions equivalent to the product’s impact.

Our approach follows internationally recognized standards and is independently certified by a third-party organization (DFGE Institute for Energy, Ecology, and Economy). See here for more information: https://lansinoh.egnyte.com/dl/BNI3uHH4Pj

Certification and product details can be found here:

Nature Soft Nursing Pads, Organic Pre-Birth Preparation Oil and Organic Post-Birth Relief Spray - https://cn.dfge.de/210312-2024-01

HPA Lanolin, Lanolin Lip Balm and Organic Nursing Balm - https://cn.dfge.de/220101-2024-02

How does offsetting for our climate neutral products work?

We are financially supporting the water accessibility efforts the Hydrologic Social Enterprise Company Ltd. have undertaken in Cambodia. This is a certified project that reduces greenhouse emissions by providing clean water access for rural families. Traditionally, communities purify their water by boiling it over open fires. By offering more modern water purification solutions, rural communities no longer have to cut down trees for firewood and high-emissions open fires. A video about the project can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34iskPZ5E4M


The project is certified by Gold Standard, an independent non-governmental organization (NGO) that monitors and tracks projects designed to offset emissions. Their public registry records the project: https://registry.goldstandard.org/projects/details/15

Why did we choose this project?

Lansinoh is committed to creating a healthy future for families. That is what we stand for and advocate for. The project perfectly matches our values as it supports the United Nations third Sustainable Development Goal of ‘Good Health and Well Being,’ one of the key goals adopted by Lansinoh as part of our larger sustainability program.

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