In Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire), women provide almost 70% of the labor on cocoa farms yet receive only 20% of the income . KANY Scoops, Dr. Bronner’s primary cocoa supplier, is committed to addressing this disparity (KANY means “light” in Akan). This cooperative stands out for its focus on empowering women in cocoa farming, ensuring the crucial contributions of women are acknowledged and valued.
Dr. Bronner’s Remembers Prison Reform Activist, Legendary Musician, and All-One Changemaker. We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Wayne Kramer (April 30, 1948 – February 2, 2024), a dear friend and activist partner of our company. We are holding his wife Margaret and son Francis in our hearts and sending love to all who cared about him.
We at Dr. Bronner’s have friends, family, and business partners in Israel and Palestine. We source our olive oil primarily from Palestinian farmers in the West Bank through Canaan Fair Trade, as well as from the Palestinian-Israeli Sindyanna project, and the Strauss family farm in Israel. Combining olive oil in our soaps from Muslim, Jewish and Christian farmers in the Holy Land honors our founder Emanuel Bronner’s vision of a peaceful world united across different ethnicities and faiths.
In October, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) facilitated an MDMA-assisted therapy education program in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The program brought together 55 attendees from diverse backgrounds, with nearly 40 participants hailing from regions subjected to centuries of conflict, creating a unique environment for learning, healing, and reconciliation. Participants hailed from Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Combining Regulated Access with Self-Regulating Community Healing Models These are exciting times in the realms of psychedelic healing. In particular, I’ve been psyched by the traction and progress that group healing models are getting in both state and federal regulated access routes. Group therapy is much more cost-efficient, as well as arguably more effective, for short and long-term mental health.
Since it began ten years ago, Dr. Bronner’s animal advocacy funding program has helped to fuel policy change, establish many new organizations and initiatives working for change, while sustaining many other efforts with critical resources. During this time, our company has sought to help shift the cultural discourse around ethics, food systems, agriculture, and how humans relate to other animals,
What Is Senate Bill 58? California Senate Bill 58 would legalize personal use of certain natural psychedelics. It passed the California Senate in May and the Assembly earlier this month with strong bi-partisan support, and is now headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk to be signed into law. The scope of the measure has been scaled back by various amendments imposed in legislative committees,
A mission-driven company goes beyond a mission statement. It’s about prioritizing people and uplifting everyone along the supply chain – employees, consumers, communities, and the environment. This year we’ve been celebrating a significant achievement: 75 years in business for Dr. Bronner’s and a remarkable 165 years since the Bronner family began crafting soap in Laupheim, Germany back in 1858.
The journey to becoming a thriving, profitable natural products business can be an uphill climb. For Black women, success is often even more elusive due to the many ways that the deck is stacked against them. According to a study by American Express, Black women launch new businesses at a much higher rate than any other demographic group in the U.S.,
Dr. Bronner’s is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of funding through our All-One Canada Initiative. All-One Canada is a chapter of Dr. Bronner’s All-One International Initiative that seeks to ensure mission-aligned advocacy is supported in markets that we sell products in and is at the heart of our continuing global growth strategy. At a minimum,