o.b.® - protecting you and taking care of our planet

Caring for our planet

The way products are manufactured is really important. The core of o.b.® business is tampons without applicators, because we believe that every female knows her body best and therefore has great control on tampon placement and insertion. Using tampons without applicators also saves tons of unnecessary waste each and every year!

The biggest part of the cardboard used by o.b.® for the boxes comes from recycled paper, and the rest is from sustainable sources. o.b.® production uses completely green energy at its factories in Wuppertal, Germany and Sezanne, France. This means that every digital o.b.® tampon you use is made with renewable sources! Also all the printing inks are plant-based. 

Engaging in education

o.b.® is part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. And we stick to the family motto: “Caring for the world, one person at a time©”. Together we are working to improve living conditions for people, especially in terms of healthcare and education. 

For 40 years o.b.® has been working with schools and teachers, offering free materials and samples to help girls get to know their own bodies. You may have received some o.b.® educational materials at school, right? If not, find out more here.

Also, o.b.®  works closely with healthcare professionals, such as gynaecologists, midwives and paediatricians, sharing information and developments in feminine hygiene. 

If you’d like to know more about Johnson & Johnson GmbH’s commitment to society and the environment, click here.