Vista, CA—Dr. Bronner’s has published its ninth annual All-One! Report: “Take Care of Spaceship Earth!” The social responsibility report summarizes the company’s philanthropic giving, environmental impact, and other important company developments in 2022.
In 2022, the company gave away over 5% of profits, totaling more than $8.6 million in contributions, to approximately 300 organizations whose work advances causes that include animal advocacy, drug policy reform, regenerative organic agriculture, environment, fair pay and fair trade, criminal justice reform, civil and human rights, migrant justice, housing and homelessness, and community betterment.
Dr. Bronner's report highlights:
Support for local nonprofits and community betterment. This includes supporting affordable school care systems and innovative recycling and regenerative organic cocoa farming and production; supporting the creation of a pre-school and elementary school in Asuom, Ghana, at Serendipalm’s Regenerative Learning Center. In addition to funding the infrastructure for the Center, Dr. Bronner’s has coordinated Montessori training for the teachers and school staff. Philanthropic sponsorships and charitable giving is listed in the report with an overview of the brand’s international donations through its All-One International Initiative.
Sustainability and plastic reduction. The company innovated the packaging for its liquid soaps and had the Piloting Our Plastic Insetting Program.
Waste generation, gallons of water used, greenhouse gas emissions, and electricity continue to be a focus, and the company shared amounts consumed to support transparency.
Employee benefits and company finances. This includes fully paid health insurance for all full-time employees, and the starting salary for regular workers set at $24.85 per hour
In the introduction to the report, company Cosmic Engagement Officer David Bronner and President Michael Bronner shared: “Over the last twenty years, the company has contributed nearly $100 million to activism and charity and has fought to raise the minimum wage; reform the nation’s devastating drug policy; integrate psychedelic therapy to heal hearts and minds; protect farmed animals and ocean wildlife; and expose and transform industrial agriculture to a model that is regenerative organic and fair—among other efforts.”