Dr. Bronner’s recognised as a “Best For The World” top B Corp for their exemplary societal and environmental impact

Dr. Bronner’s recognised as a “Best For The World” top B Corp for their exemplary societal and environmental impact

September 26, 2019

Dr. Bronner’s, the USA’s No. 1 selling natural soap brand and the leader in organic and Fair Trade skin care has been ranked in the top 10% of Certified Corps across all impact areas. Since 2016, Dr. Bronner’s has been the third-highest scoring Certified B Corp overall, the second highest scoring Certified B Corp in the US and the highest scoring Certified B Corp in home & personal care as well as consumer product & services.

Every year, B Lab recognises the top-performing B Corps creating the greatest impact through their businesses. Honourees are recognised for having the highest environmental, community, customer, worker and overall impact by earning a score in the top 10% on the B Impact Assessment, as well as a list recognising B Corps with the greatest impact improvement (the changemakers). These businesses are proving that competing not only to be best in the world but best for the world is a winning strategy, and they can lead the way as mainstream businesses join the movement.

Dr. Bronner’s a certified B Corp has been recognised as a “Best For The World” B Corp in the following categories:

  • Overall: in recognition of their positive impact on the environment, their workforce, their local communities, their suppliers, their customers, and their corporate governance. Dr. Bronner’s ranks in the top 10% of all B Corps across all of these impact areas.
  • Environment in recognition of their environmental performance and sustainable business practices. Dr. Bronner’s earned this honour because of initiatives such as Regenerative organic agriculture which involves educating their farming partners in the implementation of carbon-sequestering farming practices. As a benefit corporation, Dr. Bronner’s similarly sources all its major raw materials for its biodegradable, non-synthetic products from certified organic and fair-trade projects around the world, including from Ghana (palm oil), Palestine and Israel (olive oil), Sri Lanka (coconut oil).
  • Community in recognition of exemplary supplier relations and involvement in practices and policies around community service and charitable giving, including whether their product or service is designed to solve a social issue. Dr. Bronner’s made this Best For The World list thanks to their fair trade and organic supply chains which have generated significant contributions to community development in Pavitramenthe, India, in funding medical camps, construction of home toilets, and distribution of water coolers for drinking water. These projects were paid for by the fair-trade premium Pavitramenthe receives from Dr. Bronner’s.
  • Changemaker in recognition of their significant improvement to their overall impact on their workers, customers, communities, the environment, and governance. B Corps that earn the designation as “Changemakers” set a gold standard for managing and improving your business’ social and environmental impact over time. Dr. Bronner’s made this Best For The World list thanks to their progressive business practices, which include capping the total compensation of the highest-paid employees and executives at five times that of the lowest-paid position.

 

Dr. Bronner’s at a glance

  • Family soapmakers since 1858
  • Most consistent brand for organic natural cosmetics worldwide
  • Best-selling natural cosmetics in the USA
  • Certified according to the strictest criteria within the natural cosmetics industry
  • Fairly traded organic oils used
  • Free from synthetic preservatives, petrochemicals, synthetic foaming agents or thickeners
  • Vegan (excluding lip and body balms, containing sustainable beeswax)
  • 100% recyclable packaging
  • 100% biodegradable
  • 100% without use of animal testing
  • 33% of all profits go to social and ecological projects

 

Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honouring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. Dr. Bronner’s commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability, and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2018 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every half a second throughout the year.

For further information on Dr. Bronner’s, please visit: http://www.drbronner.co.uk.

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