Dr. Bronner’s is a family-owned company that makes natural soaps and body care products in North America. You’ve probably seen their iconic bottles and wrappers, but perhaps less known is the company’s activism efforts. They are dedicated to helping bring about positive change through their support of conservation organizations. Earlier this year, Dr. Bronner’s launched a special line of products and purchased a German ship to support the efforts of ocean conservation non-profit, Sea Shepherd. Not for nothing do they call themselves the “fighting soap company”!
Now, on World Vegan Day, celebrated every year on November 1st to honor the compassionate choice to go vegan, Dr. Bronner’s announced donations of over $600,000 to various organizations that are working towards reducing animal suffering. Just some of the organizations include Compassion Over Killing, Good Food Institute, Humane Society of the United States, Plant-Based Foods Association, Mercy for Animals, The Gentle Barn and PETA. Dr. Bronner’s has made financial contributions in support of animal rights for four consecutive years now. Pretty cool way to celebrate World Vegan Day!
Dr. Bronner’s also continued their support Farm Forward, an organization which collaborated with Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals, which has now been adapted into a documentary produced by actress Natalie Portman. The company has also generously donated soaps and other products in support of vegan festivals, animal sanctuaries, and fundraisers.
“When I chose to adopt a vegan diet over 20 years ago, I concluded that though I have the capacity to forget, shut down, and not care about my consumption choices, I want to live in compassionate alignment with the vision that what we choose to eat matters,” David Bronner, Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO) of Dr. Bronner’s, said in a press release.
David Bronner is committed to creating a more just and sustainable way of producing food and consumer goods. Interested in learning more about this powerhouse company? In an interview with Nil Zacharias on the #EatForThePlanet podcast, David explains how he helped transform Dr. Bronner’s supply chain to ensure that commonly destructive ingredients like palm oil and coconut oil are sourced and produced in a way that is better for the planet, people, and the environment. To hear the full episode, click here.
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