Big Love For Low Carbon

We want every baby to have a brighter future, and that means caring not only for babies’ happy and healthy development today, but also for the world they grow up in.

Through science, innovation and partnerships, we’re taking action on climate change as part of our company’s ambition to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2040. We look at the big picture—everything from our ingredients to our manufacturing and how we transport our finished diapers.

When looking at the whole life cycle of a disposable diaper, more than 60% of its total environmental impact comes from the sourcing and production of its raw materials. That’s why we’re always working to improve our diapers’ design and constantly looking for more effective ingredients.

Our innovations have enabled us to reduce our diapers’ weight by 40% over the last 30 years, significantly reducing their environmental impact. We are also working across all our manufacturing operations to reduce our carbon footprint.

Big love for science-based targets

Our parent company, P&G, has set targets to guide us in lowering our emissions as part of the company’s ambition to be at net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Our 2030 goals to pace our progress toward net zero were submitted to The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi):

  • Reducing emissions across our operations by 50%

  • Reducing emissions across our supply chain by 40%*

* Scope 1 and 2 targets from a 2010 baseline, Scope 3 target from a 2020 baseline. Our Scope 3 2030 goals, submitted to SBTi for approval, are as follows: Reducing supply chain emissions from priority categories by 40% per unit of production by 2030. P&G priority categories account for over 90% of P&G’s supply chain emissions. Reducing global upstream finished product freight emissions intensity by 50% by 2030.

There’s no one simple solution; reducing our carbon footprint requires a holistic approach to reduce emissions across the entire lifecycle of our products. It’s a journey that involves us, parents and our suppliers, and it’s something we’ll continue working on together.

Big love for lower-carbon materials

We’re committed to work towards using 50%* sustainable and/or bio-based, recycled and renewable materials in our diapers and wipes by 2030. We have already started the journey with the creation of our Pampers Pure Protection products, made with sustainably sourced plant-based materials**.

*Baseline is 2017 **Plant-based and polypropylene fiber topsheet. Premium cotton, polypropylene, polyethylene and polyester blend outer cover.

We use BioPE in our Pampers Pure Protection diapers. BioPE is made from a plant-based material—in this case, responsibly-sourced sugarcane. Our Aqua Pure Protection wipes use plant-based materials from responsible sources like premium cotton. They’re hypoallergenic and free from fragrance, parabens, and latex*. *natural rubber latex

Big love for responsible suppliers

We know we can’t change the world on our own. Any steps toward sustainability are more effective if they’re taken in collaboration with like-minded partners. We work with a lot of people who believe this too.

Our partnerships are working! Pampers is actively working with suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint and avoided an estimated one million metric tons of GHG from the production of its materials over the past five years. That’s equivalent to removing over 215,000* gas powered cars from the roads in one year! * A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year;

There’s more good news—many of our environmentally-conscious suppliers now have formal Corporate Social Responsibility departments, dedicated to working on sustainable innovation. They’ve developed company-wide plans and targets, started public reporting, and employed new innovations.

We appreciate all our sustainability-minded suppliers who are helping to reduce our collective carbon footprint. Together, we believe we can contribute to a brighter future for babies everywhere.

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