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Kid Loved. Planet Approved. Melissa & Doug and Sustainability.

2022-01-03 by Melissa & Doug
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Recognized by parents as the #1 preschool brand for sustainable toys and for wooden toys, Melissa & Doug takes its commitment to sustainability seriously.

Whether it’s creating high-quality toys that are made to last, restoring the resources we use to produce our classic wooden toys, or ensuring our products inspire open-ended play for all children, we’re on a journey to create a more playful planet.

Sustainability at Melissa & Doug

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Back in August, we announced the launch of our sustainability initiative, “Project Restore,” which has been guiding us in our existing work on environmental responsibility, social equity, and inclusion, as well as in our ambitious new plan to make the world a better place.

Here’s a quick look at some of our key sustainability efforts:

HOW WE’RE DOING GOOD WHEN IT COMES TO WOOD: By 2025, more than half of our wooden products sold will be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

FOREST FRIENDLY PAPER PRODUCTS: To achieve our pledge for 100% of our paper products to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) by 2025, we’ve already purchased 100% of the FSC®-certified raw materials needed for our 2022 production.

USE A TREE, PLANT A TREE: With One Tree Planted, we replace every tree we use each year.

100% CARBON NEUTRAL: We’re carbon neutral in our operations, with our purchases of carbon offsets going toward forest management practices.

To learn more about Melissa & Doug and sustainability, go here and check out our three major areas of action: 

 Thriving Forests: Committed to helping protect and preserve our planet’s natural resources for our children’s future

 Timeless Toys: Ensuring that the quality, durability, and play value meet our highest standards

 Inclusive World: Making open-ended play possible for ALL children

We are continuously building initiatives against these pillars to help create a more playful, sustainable planet. Stay tuned for more updates! 



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