Our Commitment

Gender Equality

Around the world, millions of women and girls cannot afford to buy or don’t have reliable access to the safe menstrual products they need. This has a huge impact on their access and performance in school or at work as well as in their social and personal development.

We believe in a society where all women, men, girls and boys have the same opportunities. We believe that ensuring that every girl and woman has access to quality, safe and environmentally friendly menstrual products is essential to achieve gender equality.

Environment

A conventional sanitary pad is up to 90% plastic – that’s the equivalent of four plastic bags and requires about 500-800 years to decompose. On average, a woman will use 11,000 disposable menstrual products, throwing away up to 200kg of period products in a lifetime.

MELA believes in green periods, and this is why we only design, produce and distribute sustainable menstrual products. All our menstrual products and packaging are reusable, and as much as possible made from recycled materials. Our company also has a Zero Waste Production and Sales Policy.

Social Responsibility
MELA does not only fill a social gap by offering affordable, quality and sustainable products, it also creates shared value for the community by hiring and investing on young unemployed women and men and staffing women in leading positions. We also work to make sure that market systems work for women and girls and international and national policy and legal frameworks are supportive and promote menstrual hygiene and health.

A percentage of MELA’s profits is reinvested in social and environmental projects such as the provision of free menstrual products, the promotion of girls and women’ education and their protection, as well as environmental conservation and protection.