Not only is LUSH dedicated to providing an excellent working environment for its employees, central to the organisation’s mission is to be more sustainable.
There are several ways in which the cosmetic company expresses its dedication to sustainability, through using responsible packaging, encouraging recycling, NO animal testing, charity support and the ethical sourcing of ingredients. LUSH also adopts several ‘Green Initiatives’ to practice commitment towards sustainability.
In 2015 the organisation pledged for its staff to no longer purchase single use coffee cups under their KeepCup program. All staff were gifted with a KeepCup to use when purchasing coffee, resulting in a 91-92% reduction in landfill annually when compared to single use cups. Under the ‘Refill Not Landfill,’ scheme – the business has made the decision to ban all plastic beverage containers from workspaces, every LUSH store has also been turned into a refill station, where customers can refill their re-usable drink bottles for free. These are just two of the many Green Initiatives that LUSH have implemented to reduce carbon emissions and promote environmental sustainability. Other initiatives include Plastic Free July, Flight Emissions, and creating a new “Green” manufacturing facility.
As a result, LUSH cosmetics has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Sustainability in 2015.