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Environmental and Social Statement

2021

Mama Bamboo have undertaken a rigorous assessment with Sustainable X to form our 2021 Environmental and Social Policies and Commitments.

Using the UN's Sustainable Development Goals Framework, we commit to the following policies and goals: 

  1. Poverty- Mama Bamboo donate 20% of net profits to charitable causes every year. In 2020 we supported the Ugandan Bamboo Village and NSPCC with cash donations and adopted animals through the WWF scheme. We also donated nappies to Porch Box and Homestart for disadvantaged families in the UK. In 2021, Mama Bamboo have committed to donating nappies and wipes to the Little Village and will match every customer's donation pound for pound. 
  2. Carbon Climate Action - Mama Bamboo became a Platinum Friend of the Bamboo Village in 2020 offsetting all carbon freighting emissions.  Mama Bamboo are committed to achieving Zero Carbon by 2025 by offsetting all carbon emissions via their existing partnership with the Ugandan Bamboo Village Programme
  3. 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. 
  4. Affordable clean energy - Mama Bamboo are working in partnership with a private firm to further develop the process of bio-gas collection for industrial composting facilities to reduce reliance on non renewable fuels in the UK. Having proven that our nappies and wipes can compost in industrial compost facilities into useable material of value, this second stage bi-product collection and re-use will complete the circular economy model. 
  5. Industry, innovation and infrastructure - Mama Bamboo developed and launched an 80% compostable nappy product and switched to 100% home compostable packaging in 2019. Mama Bamboo are the only nappy company to use 100% compostable packaging. We are committed to continuing to develop product to achieve >90% compostability of core product by 2025.
  6. Partnerships & certifications- Mama Bamboo achieved B-Corp certification in 2020, making it the only UK and European Nappy Company to join the elite group of businesses. B-Corps are certified as upholding the highest ethical and environmental standards. B-Corps legally commit to using their business for good rather than profit. 
  7. Sustainable cities and communities - Mama Bamboo launched the #nappyrevolution campaign calling on DEFRA to change the way councils handle nappy and wipe waste. Our aim is to gather enough signatures to take the petition to parliament and demand all nappy and wipe waste is banned from landfill by 2025. In 2021 / 22 Mama Bamboo will 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. 
  8. 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 2021.
  9. Responsible consumption and production - Mama Bamboo have reviewed all supply chain practices in 2020 to eradicate wastage at all stages. 80% of production waste is collected and re-used within our factories. Our goal is to achieve zero-wastage by 2025.
  10. Life on Land - Mama Bamboo commit to only using 100% FSC certified bamboo and wood resources 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. 
  11. Life under Water - Bamboo processing for our products is conducted within a closed loop system and does not impact negatively on waterways or oceans. 
  12. 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. 
  13. 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.
  14. 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. 
  15. 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 support the "Nappies (Environmental Standards) Bill 2017-19" which legislates standardising labelling of eco-nappy products. 
  16. Discrimination and Inequality - Mama Bamboo commit to providing gainful employment without prejudice regardless of age, race, sex or gender. 

 

Mama Bamboo, Company Number - 11267046
Address: 131 High Street South, Northchurch, Hemel Hempstead, HP4 3QR