2023 Policies and Commitments
Mama Bamboo have undertaken a rigorous assessment with Sustainable X and completed a full Impact Statement with B-Corp to help inform our 2023 Environmental and Social Policies and Commitments.
Using the UN's Sustainable Development Goals Framework, we commit to the following policies and goals:
Poverty- Mama Bamboo are committed to donating 20% of net profits to charitable causes every year. In 2023 we will continue to support the Ugandan Bamboo Village. We also continue to donate nappies to disadvantaged families in the UK. Mama Bamboo have committed to donating nappies and wipes to In Kind Direct and will match every customer's donation pound for pound.
Carbon Climate Action - Mama Bamboo became a Gold Friend of the Bamboo Village in 2022 offsetting all carbon freighting emissions. Mama Bamboo are committed to achieving Zero Carbon by 2030 by reducing freighting emissions by 20% and offsetting all carbon emissions via the partnership with the Ugandan Bamboo Village Programme.
Clean Water and Sanitation - By choosing bamboo as the core ingredient within our products, we have chosen the least water intensive crop on earth. Bamboo does not require false irrigation like cotton and grows organically without fertilisers or pesticides polluting our groundwater.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Mama Bamboo have developed an 80% compostable bio-based nappy product and a 100% compostable bio-based wipe product. We are committed to continuing to develop product to achieve >90% compostability of core product by 2030.
Partnerships & certifications- Mama Bamboo was named the "Best for the World - Environment" for the second year running by the B-Corp organisation, meaning we are amongst the top 5% scorers globally in the Environment category. We aim to improve our Environment score even further in 2023 through our planned reduction in freighting carbon and measurement of carbon to achieve Net Zero ahead of schedule.
Sustainable cities and communities - Mama Bamboo are working in partnership with the University College London and other private firms to develop the process of nappy industrial composting to reduce landfill waste and capture valuable nutrients for soil regeneration.
Having proven that our nappies and wipes can compost in industrial compost facilities, Mama Bamboo will continue to partner with UCL to develop a viable sustainable circular economy model for all local councils to adopt kerbside collection of industrial compost waste, including nappies and wipes.
Zero Hunger- In partnership with The Bamboo Village, Mama Bamboo have afforested an area of Uganda, improving the soil cohesion and fertility and increasing the ability of locals to plant small subsistence farms and become self sufficient. This partnership will continue and grow in 2023.
Responsible consumption and production - Mama Bamboo have reviewed all supply chain practices to eradicate or reduce wastage at all stages. 80% of production waste is collected and re-used within our factories. Our goal is to achieve zero-wastage by 2030.
Life on Land - Mama Bamboo commit to only using 100% FSC® (C134890) certified bamboo and wood resources in their nappies and nappy pants, ensuring all crops are sustainably grown and harvested. We will never use timber or wood products from illegal or unknown sources within our supply chain.
Life under Water - Bamboo processing for our products is conducted within a closed loop system and does not impact negatively on waterways or oceans.
Animal Welfare - No animal testing is ever carried out for any of our products or ingredients. Mama Bamboo wipes are registered with the Vegan Society.
Health and Wellbeing (inc Child Labour) - All suppliers within the Mama Bamboo supply chain are audited by BSI (British Standards Institute) and certified as engaging in only ethical labour practices.
Decent work and economic growth - Mama Bamboo actively seek to employ return-to-work parents into flexible working patterns that enable parents to work who otherwise couldn't. Mama Bamboo also partners with the University of Hertfordshire to offer students gainful business experience within the structure of their study programme.
Quality Education -Mama Bamboo commit to continuing publishing articles educating consumers and business about bioplastics, composting technology, and eco-certifications and standards, and will campaign to raise standards across the industry. Mama Bamboo supported the "Nappies (Environmental Standards) Bill 2017-19" which legislates standardising labelling of eco-nappy and is a champion of the Green Claims code for brands within our industry.
Discrimination and Inequality - Mama Bamboo commit to providing gainful employment without prejudice regardless of age, race, sex or gender.