Dr. Bronner’s Announces Company News At Natural Products Expo West 2016

Top-Selling Natural Brand of Soap Sponsors Panel on Movement to Raise Minimum Wage, Releases Second Annual All-One Report and Unveils New Documentary Short

March 09, 2016

VISTA, CA – Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, has three important announcements to share this spring of 2016. The company looks forward to a year of growth, action, and giving, as it becomes involved in the movement to raise the minimum wage; releases its second annual All-One Report; and as it launches a new documentary short, entitled Journey to Serendipol, about the company’s supply chain model and their sourcing of fair trade and organic coconut oil from Sri Lanka.

Panel Discussion on Movement to Raise Minimum Wage
Dr. Bronner’s will join Fair World Project, Ben & Jerry’s, Cambridge Naturals, The Fairness Project, and Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, for a panel discussion at Natural Products Expo West, “Let’s Talk Living Wage.” Leaders from these progressive businesses and organizations will discuss why it is imperative to support campaigns to raise the minimum wage, explain how successful businesses benefit from paying higher wages to their workers, and the unique leverage the Natural Products Industry can assert in the movement to guarantee a fair, living wage.

          WHAT:

Let’s Talk Living Wage – An Industry Discussion on the Movement to Raise the Minimum Wage

  WHEN:

Saturday, March 12 – 11am – 1pm

WHERE:

Marriott Hotel, 700 Convention Way, Anaheim CA 92802

Platinum Ballroom 3

Members of the media are invited to RSVP to Lauren@drbronner.com.

All-One Report
Dr. Bronner’s has published its second annual All-One Report to document the company’s commitment to corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability.

Dr. Bronner’s All-One Report includes data on the brand’s sustainability programs and progressive business practices as well as its financial contributions to charitable and activist causes including GMO labeling, drug policy reform, animal advocacy, and the commercialization of industrial hemp. The report explains the company’s progressive business practices; its commitment to organic and fair trade sourcing; as well as future sustainability goals and details for how Dr. Bronner’s plans to reach them.

To view the 2016 All-One Report, visit the company’s website: https://www.drbronner.com/all-one-report/.

Journey to Serendipol
Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, has debuted its short documentary, Journey to Serendipol. The 8 minute video documents the production of the fair trade and organic, culinary-grade virgin coconut oil sold by Dr. Bronner’s, that is used in the brand’s renowned soaps, as well as the development of Serendipol—Dr. Bronner’s fair trade sister company in Kuliyapitiya, Sri Lanka, which cultivates, harvests and processes the coconuts. To view the video, please visit: https://youtu.be/gtOQd748dC0.

Dr. Bronner’s founded Serendipol in 2006 following a tsunami relief effort, as part of the company’s ongoing effort to create a cleaner supply chain by sourcing all of their major raw ingredients from fair trade sources. Since its founding, Serendipol has become the world’s foremost producer of certified organic and fair trade coconut oil. In addition to the story of that development, the documentary shares the voices of the organic farmers and staff at Serendipol. The company currently employs approximately 1,200 farmers who farm organically, a practice initiated by Serendipol that has resulted in improved soil fertility and increased yields. The production staff has grown to 300 individuals who enjoy working conditions and compensation uncommon in the industry.

Dr. Bronner’s commitment to progressive business practices including promoting sustainable agriculture, fair trade, corporate accountability, and consumers’ right to know is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the social and ecological principles that inform Dr. Bronner’s philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels.

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For further information on Dr. Bronner’s, please visit the Web site: http://www.drbronner.com.