Sustainability by Melissa & Doug

Our Commitment to a More Playful Planet

It's always been a natural step to expand our purpose beyond nurturing children’s imaginations to nurturing the environment. We take our commitment to make timeless, sustainable toys for a thriving and inclusive world to heart.

Whether it’s creating high-quality toys that are made to last, restoring the resources we use, or ensuring our products inspire open-ended play for all kinds of kids, we’re on a journey to make the world a better place. Here’s how.

Thriving Forests

We love wood (it’s in our roots)! We use it whenever we can because it’s both natural and renewable. In fact, Melissa & Doug is the #1 preschool brand for wooden toys! That’s why it’s important to us to replace the wood we use through our global reforestation partnership with One Tree Planted.

Timeless Toys

We make well-crafted and timeless toys that are developed with care to be passed down from generation to generation or shared family to family. We pay special attention to every detail to ensure we are developing safe and high-quality toys that create endless possibilities for play!

Inclusive World

We create fun and inclusive toys that are simple and easy to play with, encouraging developmental learning for all children during their most critical time for growth. We partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics to champion the healthiest ways for children to play and believe every child should be able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Toy Trees on green background

Green at Work

We support a culture of sustainability in our workplace by 1) Moving to a more energy efficient office. 2) Going paperless. 3) Hosting eco-volunteer days. 4) Engaging a diversity committee for product inclusivity.