The Heads of State, senior UN officials and representatives of civil society gathered in September 2015 and adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These objectives form a program of sustainable, universal and ambitious development to deliver a sustainable and fair world for all the people of the earth. This is how The Cheeky Panda as a company supports these goals.
The Cheeky Panda pays at the very least a living wage to all members within its workforce. This is a commitment to pay the worker more than basic needs so they can afford a decent standard of living.
The Cheeky Panda is in partnership with Oxfam, a charity shop model that has been in operation for years. Oxfam specialises in selling an eclectic mix of products including The Cheeky Panda. Money raised goes on to support famine and crisis zones.
Good Health and Well-Being
The Cheeky Panda is committed to eradicating chemicals from the manufacturing process of tissue paper. The brand is closely aligned with eco-brands and promotes a healthier way of life. Partnerships with esteemed retailers such as Wholefoods Market and Planet Organic continue to encourage health and well-being.
The Cheeky Panda believes that educating people about eco-products is crucial for the planet. Sustainability is much more than just a way of life, it is a state of mind, people need to understand the truth cost of a quality supply chain and why cutting corners has a long term detrimental effect.
The Cheeky Panda is committed to gender equality, we are majority owned by our female founder Julie Chen. Our people are judged on their talent regardless of age, ethnicity or sexuality and we believe diversity leads to innovation and creativity.
Clean Water and Sanitation
The Cheeky Panda knows actions have consequences, what we put in the water comes back to us. Cheeky products do not contain chemicals, meaning there are no harmful substances being pumped into the water supply. This ultimately helps to ensure cleaner drinking water.
Affordable and Clean Energy
The Cheeky Panda uses the latest manufacturing techniques to capture the steam from the pulping process and convert it to electricity. As a partner of the Uk’s largest green energy supplier Ecotricity, we aim to be green cradle to grave.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
The Cheeky Panda believes a race to the bottom on price is unsustainable and harmful for a workforce’s health. We believe in fair affordable pricing and inspiring everyone that it is possible to make quality green products without compromise.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
The Cheeky Panda is an industry innovator and disruptor. We continue to create products that are more sustainable and reduce plastics while optimising our supply chain. As a company we are committed to remaining being carbon neutral.
The Cheeky Panda does not put profit ahead of ethics. We are committed to paying fair prices throughout our supply chain and seeking true partnerships instead of an inequality that creates an ‘us and them’ culture.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
The Cheeky Panda uses Bamboo the world’s fastest growing plant as an alternative to trees. In a world of stretched resources and ever growing cities we provide the option to be sustainable in everyday consumer choices.
Responsible Consumption and Production
The Cheeky Panda uses 100% FSC certified tissue from audited forestry. Our manufacturing has ISO9001, ISO4001 and ISO8001 certifications. Our tissue is stronger meaning people use less of it compared to regular tissue.
The Cheeky Panda uses bamboo which absorbs 35% more carbon and produces 30% more oxygen than trees. Cradle to grave bamboo tissue is 65% less carbon than tree tissue and we invest in a carbon balancing project with the world land trust to invest in protecting the Vietnam rainforest, making us carbon neutral.
Life Below Water
The Cheeky Panda has created plastic free ranges to protect the long term future and make sure plastic doesn’t end up in the ocean. We believe in cradle to grave and we don’t want fish to consume plastic that we in turn then consume ourselves.
Life on Land
The Cheeky Panda use bamboo which is a grass so when its cut it regrows from the root, unlike trees which root system needs to be dug out creating soil erosion. Animals do not live off bamboo but one tree can support 60 different species. By using bamboo instead of trees we support a better balance between forestry and nature.
Partnerships for the Goals
The Cheeky Panda works with children’s charities and the world land trust to support a fairer and more sustainable world. Each of our clients that use our tissue helps make a big difference to changing the habits of the world to a fairer place.