At Lemonade, we believe that sustainable practices are not just about going green — it’s also about creating value for our customers, employees, and partners while protecting the environment around us. This is why it is important now more than ever to have the right guiding principles in place & build a business that is not just profitable, but also socially and environmentally responsible.
This is the driving force behind our approach to sustainability and governs our relationships with our key partners – manufacturers, artisans & workers, and our surroundings. As we continue to grow, we strive to be the gold standard of sustainable practices in the fashion and e-commerce industry and use it as a tool for empowerment.
As an organization, we are committed to complying with ESG frameworks and contributing to relevant Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the UNDP. This is the basis of the three pillars that act as our operating framework when we interact with stakeholders across the ecosystem.
Our manufacturing partners are compliant with leading environmental standards such as ISO 14001 which manages environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste
Our goal is to move to 100% recycled material-based packaging by the end of 2023
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and that of our customers, we try to reduce the probability of returns by providing the customer with as much information as possible about our products
We are committed to working with partners who share our vision, are committed to making the world a better place, and value their employees as much as they value their customers. We use a comprehensive and evolving checklist as a part of our vendor empanelment process, with the goal of ensuring best-in-class compliance practices
Our manufacturing partners are SA8000® Standard certified - a leading international standard ensuring that business is conducted in a way that’s fair, safe, and non-discriminatory to workers employed by our partners. This includes equitable wages for men and women and ensures that no children are employed
Our manufacturing partners are also compliant with stringent social and ethical audits as defined by leading luxury brands in the world
The artisans and workers employed by our manufacturing partners are central to everything we do. By paying our manufacturing partners more than what brands typically do, we ensure that we are able to improve the quality of life of everyone in the value chain.