The Honest Company was born of a simple purpose: to create safe, effective products for our families and yours. And the Honest Standard is how we make that intention a reality. It’s our set of guiding principles, and it’s the way in which we apply our values to innovation and development

Honest's Certifications

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Honest's Score:


The Honest Company is above average for the Ingredients Pillar, Human Rights, and Animal Rights Pillars. They leave a lot on the table for the Environmental Pillar. So, how do they stack up against the Conscious Score? See why they received a B Rating rating below.


The Honest Company excels in the ingredient category based on their Honest Standard, this makes it so their ingredients are free from over 2,500 ingredients. Based on our standards and their ingredient transparency, The Honest Company receives an A for the Ingredient Pillar of the Conscious Score.

What is in their diaper

• Absorbent Bio-Core
Chlorine-Free (TCF)
• Wood Pulp From Sustainably Managed Forests
Sodium Polyacrylate
Citrus Extract & Liquid Chlorophyll
Plant-Based PLA
Polyethylene & Polypropylene
Polymer Spandex & Polypropylene
Polyolefin Adhesives


The Honest company does not have much public information about their environmental practices. Some of the material in their diapers is sustainably harvested, but that is about it. As much as we searched, we could only find information about their other products. We saw that The Honest Company was monitoring their CO2 levels but didn't disclose their progress. We also did not see how they use energy, water and we did not find any 3rd party certifications for the diapers. The Honest Company receives an F for the Environmental Pillar of The Conscious Score.

Human Rights

The Honest Company has donated 3.5 million diapers and other items to the community, have a goal to donate 10 million more products by the end of 2022, and have donated over $350,000 over the past two years to over 6 million moms. They also have a policy that is required by the State of California to transparently tell consumers how they are eradicating slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain. The Honest Company receives an B+ for the Human Rights pillar of The Conscious Score.

Animal Rights

The Honest Company is a cruelty-free brand. They do not test on animals during product development or production or allow any third parties to do so with their products. The diaper is plant based but not certified vegan. The Honest Company gets a B for the Animal Rights Pillar of The Conscious Score.


We evaluate performance of the baby diapers based on real parent feedback and 3rd party lab tests. We consider things like absorbency, durability, scent, leak protection and softness. The Honest Company receives an overall score of a B for the Performance Pillar of The Conscious Score.

Training Pants

Based on 213 parents' feedback the training pants get an overall score of 3.6 out of 5. According to parents, they like the quality, it's great for babies with sensitive skin, it doesn't leak, and it has great designs. According to third-party testing, if you have a clumpy pooper the absorbance/leakage seems to be a problem. Overall the diaper gets a C for the Performance Pillar of The Conscious Score.

Overnight Diapers

Based on 389 parents' feedback the overnight diapers get an overall 4.5 out of 5 ranking. And according to parent feedback, the nighttime diaper is really dependable, thick and with no leaks. Parents told us it has great absorbency and comfort. Overall, the Overnight Diapers receive an A for the Performance Pillar of The Conscious Score.

Clean Conscious Diapers

Based on 1,233 parents' feedback the Clean Conscious Diaper receives an overall 4.3 out of 5 for performance. Parents love that the diapers are adorable and well-made. Overall, the Clean Conscious Diapers receive a B for the Performance Pillar of The Conscious Score.

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