Parenthood brings many important decisions, including which diaper you’ll trust to be effective, comfortable, and safe for your baby. Since developing the first nationally available disposable diaper in 1961, Pampers has been committed to providing safe, high-performing baby products that support every baby’s happy, healthy development. We know that caring for babies includes caring for the world they grow up in, which is why we are continuing to work to reduce the impact our products have on the environment.
Reducing Our Impact
Over the past few decades, we’ve worked to improve diapers for baby while reducing our environmental footprint. Here are a few examples:
Pampers Diaper Design: Today’s premium Pampers are thinner than previous designs while still keeping baby dry and comfortable. We have been innovating for more than 20 years to make the diaper more absorbent and safe for babies’ skin, developing new absorbent cores and better fit, which enables us to use less materials and have a smaller environmental footprint. In fact, Pampers has achieved a 50% decrease in diaper materials and packaging over the past two decades alone.
Sustainable Forestry Practices: We use a limited amount of pulp in our diapers and wipes to make them soft, fluffy and absorbent. We are dedicated to protecting at-risk species, water quality and sustainable harvest levels, and we work with a variety of stakeholders.
Manufacturing Innovations: Worldwide, we are finding innovative ways to make sure that nothing that enters our manufacturing sites is wasted. For example, in the U.S., wipes scraps are recycled to make upholstery stuffing.
We are constantly innovating to find ways to limit materials, energy and water use while still delivering the Pampers performance you rely on. We’re proud these efforts are being recognized such as by the Green Good Housekeeping Seal* for Pampers Cruisers in the U.S.
*This product meets the Green Good Housekeeping Seal environmental standard for Paper Goods based on its toxicity and product safety, packaging and other characteristics.
We’re reducing the resources needed to make our diapers. Here’s how:
Baby Care manufacturing waste per unit of production has been reduced by 85% since 2010
68% of sites qualified as sending zero manufacturing waste to landfills, and we are aggressively working toward reaching 100% by 2020
Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced 9% since 2010
26% of the energy used within Baby Care manufacturing sites comes from renewable sources
Did you know? In 2014, a manufacturing site in Targowek, Poland became the first Pampers facility to use 100% of the electricity coming from renewable resources.
Pampers is devoted to the happy, healthy development of babies – today and for generations to come. As we serve more babies and parents around the world, we are committed to continuing to help preserve resources and improve the communities in which we live and work.