Civil & Human Rights

Fair Pay, LGBTQ+ RightsMigrant & Racial Justice!

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Dr. Bronner’s has long been driven by our founder Emanuel Bronner’s call to “unite all [hu]mankind free”. The company has shown up for people and the planet by focusing on bettering the lives of our workers, supporting positive change in our local community, and through our commitment to making sustainable products to conserve our spaceship Earth. Through our philanthropy and advocacy partnerships, we are especially committed to supporting work for change that is led by and in the interest of those in our society who are most oppressed, marginalized, and in need.  

Read on to learn more about a few of the amazing organizations we support! 

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage

Fair pay is the minimum standard in our core principle of taking care of our employees, but it remains an enduring issue in many American lives struggling to make ends meet on minimum wages. We support fair pay nationally through signing on to Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a national network of businesses who believe fair pay is good business. They speak out against the unlivable federal minimum wage ($7.25) that has stayed stagnant for over a decade, provide research and testimonials from around the U.S. in favor of increased pay, and build awareness around ballot measures and coalitions working to implement higher, livable minimum wages.   

Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) 

In the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and in solidarity with the groundswell of action and protests around the country against systemic racism and white supremacy, in 2020, we pledged $1 million dollars over ten years to The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). M4BL is a coalition of more than 50 Black organizations in America to discuss and form collective assessments and strategy for what political interventions are needed in order to achieve key wins in politics, culture and policy. In the fight to end the war on Black people, they argue for universal healthcare, divestment from fossil fuels, the decriminalization of sex work, reallocation of federal and state funding away from military, policing, and incarceration and into housing, community and health for the underserved.  

Gender Illumination 

Gender Illumination is a nonprofit dedicated to creating safer spaces for trans, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and gender queer people through the tools of education and policy reform and to facilitate opportunities for people to explore their own personal gender stories and identities. It runs a peer to peer and intergenerational mentorship program, conducts rituals and ceremony for those stepping into their true gender identity, and consults with faith-based organizations to create gender inclusion in current rituals, services, and ceremonies. In addition, Gender Illumination offers tailor-made gender inclusivity training to businesses, corporations, nonprofit care providers, schools, and faith-based communities.  

The Migration Justice Initiative (MJI)* 

While the majority of our giving comes from the company itself, it also supports Dr. Bronner’s Family Foundation in its primary public-facing focus: The Migration Justice Initiative (MJI). MJI was founded to serve displaced peoples and support human solidarity movements.  They strategically fund organizations, efforts, and people working to address the root causes of suffering, intolerance, and injustice faced by migrants and refugees around the world in order to advance systemic change.  

*Supported through Dr. Bronner’s Family Foundation

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