Dr. Bronner’s Releases Third Annual All-One Report, “This is Why We Make Soap”
Top-Selling Natural Soap Brand Publishes Stories and Data on Social and Environmental Impact, Charitable Giving and Cause-Oriented Activism for 2016
March 27, 2017
VISTA, CA – Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, has published its third annual All-One Report to document the company’s commitment to corporate responsibility, social justice, and environmental sustainability. To view the third annual All-One Report, visit: https://www.drbronner.com/media-center/all-one-report.
Dr. Bronner’s 2017 All-One Report begins with an introduction entitled, “This is Why We Make Soap,” by Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) David Bronner, which reflects on the company’s journey and mission and what it means to him. The three articles that follow explore perspectives from partners in Germany, Israel, and Palestine who are involved in Dr. Bronner’s supply and distribution chain, and reveal the impact that reverberates all over the globe from Dr. Bronner’s soap making. Furthermore, the report details Dr. Bronner’s support for charitable and activist causes ranging from regenerative agriculture and drug policy reform to the fight to raise the minimum wage in five states. It includes a timeline detailing the progress and achievements made in 2016 across a broad range of issues, gives insight to the brand’s growth worldwide, and shares sales data, internal company metrics, revenue growth, fair trade supply chain impact, Dr. Bronner’s estimated environmental footprint, a complete list of Dr. Bronner’s social contributions in 2016, and much more.
In the introduction, CEO, David Bronner outlines the mission at the heart of Dr. Bronner’s, which the All-One Report explains and documents: “By making the best product we can, treating our employees and suppliers fairly, honoring the earth in our decisions, and dedicating our profits to causes that enrich this world, we try to live up to my grandfather’s All-One vision every day.”
In total Dr. Bronner’s made $106 million in revenue in 2016, and gave $7.2 million to more than 186 activist and charitable causes. In a section titled “2016 by the numbers,” the company shares information regarding 2016 employment statistics, benefit employee participation, diversity, compensation, and a graph on growth of the number of employers between 2012 and 2016 – showing an increase from 101 employees to 180. Amongst this data, the compensation statistics show that the minimum wage at Dr. Bronner’s is set at $17.76 per hour for permanent positions, contrasted with the California minimum wage of $10.00 per hour. Furthermore, the data shows the compensation ratio of Dr. Bronner’s CEO to the company’s median wage at 4.59:1 vs. the U.S. national average of 276:1.
Dr. Bronner’s All-One Report is available in print in an 8½” by 11” color booklet that folds into a gigantic poster showing a map of the world as it relates to Dr. Bronner’s history, products, and its supply chain.
The map of world, presented showing a south-up orientation rather than the more conventional north-up view, signifies the company’s global perspective, summarized in a common refrain of company founder, Emanuel Bronner: “We are all Sisters and Brothers on Spaceship Earth and we need to take care of our planet and all its inhabitants.” Each of the four corners of the map visually documents a different journey. The Journey of Soap: one of humankind’s oldest and simplest products travels from Babylon through Egypt to Spain and eventually Germany over its 5,000 year history. The Journey of Emanuel Bronner: third-generation master soapmaker, travels from Heilbronn, Germany in 1929, to New York City and then on to Los Angeles as he develops his global peace plan, giving away his soaps during street-corner sermons. The Journey of Dr. Bronner’s Soap: the birth of the Dr. Bronner’s company as we know it today, and its global expansion that carries the Moral ABC on its labels around the world. And, lastly the Journey of Fair Trade and Organic: the story of Dr. Bronner’s supply chain that benefits nearly 10,000 people around the world.
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 2015 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 3 seconds throughout the year.
For further information on Dr. Bronner’s, please visit: http://www.drbronner.com.