Vista, CA—Dr. Bronner’s has published its sixth annual corporate social responsibility All-One Report, according to a press release. It is titled “Heal Earth! Heal Soul!” and summarizes the company’s philanthropic giving, environmental impact, and other 2019 company developments.
Cosmic Engagement Officer David Bronner and President Michael Bronner write in the report’s introduction: “We are California Soapmakers, but we identify with a much wider and rounder territory: The tiny-huge living-breathing deep blue miracle, source of all our ingredients, home to our ancestors who began this work generations ago, home to all our relations and descendants, and all the people who make and use our products today. This All-One Report, like all of our work at Dr. Bronner’s, is dedicated to our beloved Mother.”
“Heal Earth! Heal Soul!” notes Dr. Bronner’s first Regenerative Organic Certified product, Virgin Coconut Oil. Other achievements presented in the report:
- 28,137 certified regenerative organic acres under cultivation
- 122,560 trees planted to mitigate climate change
- Bronner’s has partnered with Pavitramenthe in India—the source of Dr. Bronner’s regenerative organic, fair trade mint oil—to provide rural women with 3,000 reusable pads and education on menstrual health and hygiene.
- The establishment of a Montessori preschool for 150 children and a large training and meeting center for farmers and community members in Asuom, Ghana, where Dr. Bronner’s sources its regenerative organic palm oil
- Bronner’s donated more than a third of profits to activist and charitable causes including animal rights, drug policy reform, fair trade, fair pay, environmental sustainability, and regenerative organic agriculture.
Dr. Bronner’s has committed to climate positivity by 2025, meaning the company will sequester more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by: sending less than 10% waste to landfills; using renewable power; using more efficient transportation and sustainable packaging; and sourcing raw materials from small farmers who use regenerative organic agriculture practices.
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Other achievements the press release points out: Fully paid health insurance for all full time employees, childcare subsidies, a starting salary of $19.23/hour, and the creation of the Heal Soul campaign, which advocates for legalizing access to psychedelic-assisted therapies to treat depression, addiction, and PTSD.
The report is available here.