Charitable giving is at the heart of our business, and we believe it's our responsibility to advocate for the environment, animals and people in need. We're passionate about giving back to organizations locally and around the world, and we do so through our Charity Pot program, Sustainable Lush Fund, FunD and our people.
In 2007, we invented a beautiful body lotion called Charity Pot. 100% of the purchase price (every single penny minus the taxes) goes towards supporting humanitarian, environmental and animal rights causes locally and around the world.
Since its launch, Charity Pot has donated more than $18,000,000 to 1400+ grassroots charities in 42 countries – and there are no signs of stopping! In fact, our Charity Pot was reformulated in 2014 to include seven ingredients from Sustainable Lush Fund projects around the world. Our mandate is simple: 2% of the amount we spend on raw materials and packaging is used to invest in sustainable farming and community projects from scratch.
To find out more about the charities we support and how charities can apply for funding, visit:
Charity Pot isn’t the only Lush product that’s made to give; we also created a moldable, multi-purpose soap called FUN. We're proud to say that 2.5% of the sales of each bar goes directly towards our Lush FunD.
After the earthquake in 2011 caused a rupture at a nuclear plant and contaminated the area, it became too dangerous for children to play outside. The FunD allows us to offer funding and support to grassroots charities that work toward creating safe places for children to play in Japan.
Help spread the FUN (and add a little to bath time), and make a difference for kids in Japan.
The Power of Our Products and Our People
Sometimes, we work with organizations to create limited edition products that go to helping those in need. We’ve handmade Lush goodies for the Vancouver Humane Society, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Freedom to Marry, and used 100% of sales (minus the taxes) to support their ongoing work. In August 2014, we partnered with the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and Sharkwater filmmaker Rob Stewart to bring awareness to shark finning practices.
We also believe that charitable giving extends beyond monetary donations, which is why we strive to volunteer our time for charities that need hands-on support. We’re fortunate to have staff members with huge hearts – they frequently participate with Charity Pot partners at home and across the globe. In June 2014, our team lent a hand with Save the Rain in Tanzania, helping to build Rain Catchment Systems. In November 2012, we hosted ten Lush customers on a volunteer trip to Gold Butte, Nevada to plant native species with our Charity Pot partners Friends of Nevada Wilderness. It’s the power of our people that will always make a huge difference in the world.
We Believe - Charitable Giving
We believe in the true meaning of charity and authentic giving; helping those who need it most and supporting causes that we feel passionately about.
We believe in building good relationships with our charity partners and finding ways to go beyond monetary giving to support their cause.
We believe in the power of grassroots activism and in putting money into the hands of people who can make it go a long way.
We believe in supporting the groups and causes that others don’t and making our program accessible to all.
We believe being charitable is about what the donor can do for the charity; not what the charity can do for the donor.
We believe in supporting projects that aim to tackle the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptom. We focus on campaigning and education efforts to make societal change.
We believe that it’s the hard work, dedication and results that matter, not how the group is registered.
Finally, we believe in telling customers clearly how much of their money will be donated and to whom.