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Charitable Giving at Lush

Giving back is at the heart of our business

As a business, we believe it’s our responsibility to join in advocating for justice for all. We’re passionate about giving back both locally and around the world by supporting grassroots organizations through Charity Pot, providing outreach opportunities for our partner non-profit organizations, our product donation program, and engaging our people.

In 2007, we created Charity Pot Body Lotion. The idea was simple: 100 percent of the purchase price (minus the taxes) would be allocated to grants supporting human rights, environmental justice, and animal protection both in North America and around the world. These hardworking groups are often involved in challenging mainstream opinions and fighting for causes that are frequently overlooked by funders. Since the launch, we’ve donated $53 million towards more than 2,800 small grassroots projects in 83 countries. By purchasing Charity Pot, you’re directly advancing the work of groups fighting tirelessly for positive change on issues that matter.

We have an opportunity to go beyond monetary donations by building awareness and impact through inviting customers and staff to meet our partner organizations in our shops. We also connect groups with our customers through our channels to educate on issues that affect us and encourage people to take action.

From time to time, we use our shops and online presence to advocate for issues that we feel passionate about. Campaigning alongside leading organizations, we provide a platform for more change, reaching out to every customer and advocate that comes across our ‘doors’. We campaign on issues that are closely linked to our business, like fighting animal testing, going palm oil-free, and banning microbeads. We also tackle topics that are unrelated to Lush but are causes we feel strongly about, such as marriage equality, ending the fur trade, and supporting refugee resettlement. Like the Charity Pot program, we focus our efforts on human rights, animal protection, and environmental justice related causes.

Furthermore, we engage our staff in volunteering with local groups and with our partners to experience the work they are doing, play a role in contributing to organizations efforts, and build relationships within their communities.

Through product donations, we help by giving fresh handmade products to our Charity Pot partners, registered and non-registered charities, non-profits, and community organizations. The donations go towards direct use, volunteer appreciation, emergency relief, event attendees and speakers, public outreach, and fundraising activities.

Thank you to our dedicated staff and loyal customers for making Lush Charitable Giving what it is today. We proudly commit always standing alongside communities to defend human rights, protect animals, and fight for climate justice.