Dr. Bronner’s Releases Fifth Annual All-One Report, “Look It’s All Connected”

Top-Selling Natural Soap Brand Publishes Unique Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Shares Stories and Data on Activism, Philanthropy, and Its Social and Environmental Impact for 2018

May 13, 2019

VISTA, CA –Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, has published its fifth annual All-One Report to document the company’s commitment to corporate responsibility, social justice, and environmental sustainability. To view the fifth annual All-One Report, visit: https://www.drbronner.com/media-center/all-one-reports/.

Dr. Bronner’s 2019 All-One Report features an eponymous article entitled, “Look It’s All Connected,” by President Mike Bronner, which reflects upon a series of serendipitous events that reunited the Bronner family with their ancestral home in Laupheim where soap was made in the basement, their original soap factory in Heilbronn, Germany, and their original soap mill used by the Bronner family soapmakers 3 generations ago.

“One day, this old mill will greet visitors to our factory, telling the story of our family, but also—most importantly—reminding us of a larger story, our shared story,” writes President Mike Bronner. “That through our loss and pain, we find deeper connection—to each other and ourselves—and that healing comes when we begin to realize that we are utterly and inseparably bound to one another. In the words of my grandfather, founder of Dr. Bronner’s: ‘We are All-One or None! All-One!’”

“Look It’s All Connected” unites Dr. Bronner’s All-One Mission across the globe—from the Bronner’s family roots in soapmaking over the course of the last two centuries, to Dr. Bronner’s present day commitment to fair trade and regenerative organic supply chains, support for grassroots disaster relief efforts in the face of climate change, an employee directed charitable giving program, and support for drug policy reform and GMO labeling. These stories and accompanying data tell of the individual impact of Dr. Bronner’s advocacy milestones in 2018; share statistics on the company’s environmental footprint; tally global sales and financial stewardship allocations; philanthropic donations by cause; and other aspects of Dr. Bronner’s practice of constructive capitalism.

In total Dr. Bronner’s made $122.5 million in net revenue in 2018, and gave $8.8 million to more than 164 activist and charitable causes. In a section titled “2018 by the numbers,” the company shares information regarding 2018 employment statistics, employee benefit participation, diversity, compensation, and a graph on growth of the number of employees between 2013 and 2018—showing an increase from 115 employees to 226. Amongst this data, the compensation statistics show that the minimum wage at Dr. Bronner’s is set at $18.71 per hour for permanent positions, contrasted with the California minimum wage of $11.00 per hour.

Furthermore, Dr. Bronner’s shares statistics regarding its environmental impact, including waste generation, greenhouse gas emissions, and totals for packaging, energy and water consumption. Dr. Bronner’s has planted 250,000+ oil and coconut palms sequestering approximately 16,000 MT of atmospherics CO2 offsetting 36% of Dr. Bronner’s 2018 Scope 3 emissions from agricultural production and processing. The company is also 100% renewably powered through onsite solar and renewable energy certificates, and provides electric charging stations with free charges to employees along with a $1,000 incentive for staff who purchase electric vehicles.

Recognized by Certified B Corp as one of the few honorees named “Best for the World,” in 2018, Dr. Bronner’s achieved a score of 177.8 in 2018—the third highest score ever received by a Certified B Corp. Dr. Bronner’s All-One Report is available in print in an 8½” by 11” color booklet that folds into a poster with the message “All-One!” framed in rainbow string art.

 

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About Dr. Bronner’s

Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring 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 2.2 seconds throughout the year. For further information, please visit: www.drbronner.com.