HOW WE TAKE ACTION
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
At LifeStraw, we believe everyone deserves equitable access to safe drinking water. We design beautiful, simple, and functional products that provide the highest protection from unsafe water based on where and how they will be used. We also take our responsibility to people and planet seriously. For every product sold, a child in need receives access to safe water for an entire year. We have been partners in the fight for the eradication of Guinea worm for 25 years, and we actively respond to emergencies across the globe. We are Climate Neutral Certified and from product to packaging, we measure and minimize our environmental impact. We strive to support underrepresented communities through our actions, our products, our marketing and our communications. We live, work and create with impact in mind. We fight for good and always err on the side of action.
OUR GIVE BACK PROGRAM
For every 500 products we sell, we distribute a LifeStraw Community purifier to a school in need which provides safe water to 100 school children for a period of five years. Put another way, one purchase of any LifeStraw product provides a year of safe water to a child in need, five purchases provide that child with safe water for the next five years. Read more below about how we do so much more than just provide water purifiers.
HUMANITARIAN & EMERGENCY RESPONSE
LifeStraw is active in supporting access to safe water across the globe from it’s over 25 years of partnership with the Carter Center for Guinea worm eradication, to annual disaster and emergency response work, to supporting local partners in the US and across the globe with providing access to safe water.
GUINEA WORM ERADICATION
LifeStraw originated as a simple pipe filter to assist the Carter Center with the eradication of Guinea worm disease. Since 1994, LifeStraw has provided over 38 million Guinea worm filters to support eradication efforts.
At LifeStraw, we recognize the undeniable intersection between the impact that we as a company have on the climate, the disproportionate impact that climate change has on many of the communities that we support, and our responsibility to protect and advocate for a healthier planet. We strive to create products from sustainable materials that offer healthy alternatives to more wasteful options such as single-use plastics. We are a Climate Neutral Certified Brand, measuring and offsetting our annual greenhouse gas emissionsLearn More