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Dr. Bronner’s makes a line of Organic and Fair Trade body care and cleaning products.
The largest USDA Organic Certified personal care company, Dr. Bronner’s was also a pioneer in introducing 100% post-consumer recycled plastic packaging to the body care industry. Their soap line system reduces rinse water by 85%, and 75% of the waste they create is recycled, reused, or composted — reports on their water, waste, energy use, and emissions are available to the public. Every year, they donate a minimum of 2% of their sales, and any profits that they don’t need to for running the business are dedicated to progressive causes and charities. Dr. Bronner’s is also passionate about supporting the development of new Fair Trade suppliers and advocating for positive regulatory and industry reforms at every level.
Dr. Bronner’s was founded in 1948 by Emanuel Bronner, a third-generation master soap-maker from a German-Jewish soap-making family. He took advantage of the space on his labels to spread his message: religious and ethnic divides are second to our fundamental unity, and “We are All-One or None!”. That sense of group responsibility informed the way he built the business; the highest paid executives never earn more than 5x the lowest-paid position, and they provide 100% health coverage for their employees. Dr. Bronner’s also funds and help coordinates the domestic hemp industry in the U.S. — it’s one of the most versatile and sustainable crops in the world. Thanks to their efforts, the first commercial hemp harvest in the U.S. in over 60 years took place in 2013.