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Awards & Certifications

Exceptional Environmental and Ethical Quality

The environmental, sustainable and effective quality of Natracare products is at our core. We validate all our claims with independent accreditation and product certification.

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Soil Association Organic

Our tampons and wipes are certified organic by the UK certification body, the Soil Association.

We achieved this certification for our tampons back in 1994, and for our wipes in 2007.

The Soil Association started in 1946 with the intention of finding the health implications of intensive farming that increased after the Second World War. They developed the world’s first organic standards in the 1960’s. Today, the Soil Association certifies 70% of all organic food in the UK, and have branched out to certify in other industries, like health and beauty brands.

The Soil Association boasts some of the highest organic standards in the world, but they don’t just make them up as they go along! Their standards are set through a rigorous process of development and overseeing, conducted by external committees of experts.

The organic certification achieved by our tampons and wipes means that you can rest assured knowing they’re totally organic – better for workers, you and the planet!

Certified Organic Tampons
Certified Organic Wipes
Soil Association license no: HB00303

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1% for the Planet

Bleed 1% better knowing you’re protecting our planet by choosing Natracare.

In 2019, we became the first ever period product brand to become members of 1% for the Planet! 1% for the Planet is an international organisation that works to join businesses, non-profits and individuals together to support the planet.

The way it works is simple: to become a 1% for the Planet member, we’ve pledged to donate 1% of our annual turnover to environmental charities and organisations. Right now, that means that we’ll proudly be donating more than £200,000 a year to causes we stand for through our membership to the network.

Having started in 2002, the 1% for the Planet community is now operating in 60 countries, with over 2,000 business members donating every single year to help give back to the planet we love. Since its beginnings, $225 million has been given to environmental causes by 1% for the Planet members.

More about our giving strategy
About 1% for the Planet
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Ethical Award

Natracare has the highest possible ethical rating by The Ethical Company Organisation.

Created to cut through the greenwashing policies of many brands. The Ethical Company Organisation ranks companies out of 100 for their ethics across a number of areas. The grades are published in The Good Shopping Guide in industry-based comparison tables, providing an easy way for consumers to understand the true ethics of a company and make more informed decisions.

First awarded in 2009, Natracare achieved the highest possible rating for feminine care with the best score a company can achieve: 100. The score is measured across 15 different criteria, including the environment, human rights and animal welfare. Natracare proudly continues to achieve the highest ratings in all of the criteria.

The Good Shopping Guide
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Vegan Approved

All Natracare products are certified vegan by The Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom.

Formed in 1847, The Vegetarian Society’s mission is to inspire, inform and enable people to become vegetarian or vegan. The certification allows for brands to use the logo on their packaging, to clearly indicate whether a product is either suitable for vegetarians, or suitable for vegans.

We firmly believe we should take action to protect the animals we share our home with, and this shouldn’t be compromised by the products we make and use. That’s why our products have never used animal derived ingredients or been tested on animals.

About The Vegetarian Society
Read our Vegan policy

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USDA Biobased

Biobased products have been third-party tested for the natural material content derived from renewable, biological ingredients from either plant, animal, marine or forestry materials.

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Nordic Swan Ecolabel

A trusted Scandinavian environmental ‘seal of approval’, meaning products are independently audited for environmentally friendly credentials. The scheme examines the environmental impact of a product’s lifecycle.

Nordic Ecolabel license No: 3023 0025

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North America’s nontoxic seal of approval for products used every day means Natracare is made safe. Independently certifying the products are made with safe ingredients not known or suspected to harm human health.

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Environmental Product Declaration

Natracare was the first brand to obtain an International Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for a menstrual product. A scientifically validated, independently-assessed lifecycle analysis which determines the carbon footprint of a product.

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All the cotton we use is 100% certified organic to the Global Organic Textile Standard, certified by The Soil Association. This guarantees the cotton we use is grown without toxic-pesticides, GM0-ingredients and less water than conventional cotton.

Soil Association license no: X303

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COSMOS Organic

Natracare Makeup Wipes are COSMOS-certified. This is the highest standard for organic and natural cosmetics, meaning safe, effective and good to use.

COSMOS Organic license no: CS00303

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Environmental Working Group

Natracare Baby Wipes are EWG Verified. This trusted mark guarantees our wipes are free from chemicals of concern, and designed with your health in mind.

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ISO 13485

We work to the international quality management standard ISO 13485. We are independently audited every year to ensure we always meet the highest standards for quality, success and safety.

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Fine to Flush

We created the first ever certified Safe to Flush moist toilet tissue to the UK Water Industry standard WIS 4-02-06. Certified sewer safe through rigorous testing, each wipe is 100% paper and marine friendly.

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Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognises our outstanding contribution to international trade. The Queen’s Award is a prestigious achievement, celebrating UK businesses which excel in four categories: international trade, innovation, sustainable development, and the promotion of social mobility. We are proud to trade globally and sustainably.

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Plastic Free Mark

Having a plastic free period, including the packaging your products come in, is easier than ever thanks to our Plastic Free Mark.

The certification, awarded by A Plastic Planet, signifies that a product’s packaging is completely plastic free!

A Plastic Planet was founded in 2017 with the goal of inspiring the world to turn their backs on plastic for good! They achieve this goal by running events and campaigns designed to put pressure on businesses and governments to reduce plastic waste, as well as awarding brands with plastic free products and packaging with a clear certification – making it easier for shoppers to choose plastic free options.

Awarded to our pads packaging in 2019, the mark helps you to make the plastic free packaging choice without ambiguous messaging or greenwashing.

Plastic Free Mark
Plastic Free Products