Dr. Bronner’s Announces EWG Verification in Taiwan
Top-Selling Natural Brand Achieves Science-Backed Environmental and Consumer Safety Verification for its Organic and Fair Trade Personal Care Products
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and a leading brand worldwide, is proud to announce its partnership with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-partisan environmental and consumer safety research organization seeking to drive the creation of healthier and safer products. More than 30 of Dr. Bronner’s products have officially been EWG VERIFIED™ in Taiwan.
“Dr. Bronner’s is committed to truth in labeling and consumer safety. We are honored to be part of the Environmental Working Group’s EWG VERIFIED program,” said Michael Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s and grandson of company founder Emanuel Bronner. “Creating the highest quality products from an ethical supply chain is at the heart of our business. Verification of our products by EWG and having access to their extensive health and safety data further empowers our customers to make the best choices for their health and the environment.”
EWG’s science-backed resource, the Skin Deep® Database, rates the safety of ingredients in personal care, and beauty products based on the best publicly available information in a simple to understand rating system, identifying potential hazards and health concerns. To qualify for the EWG VERIFIED® program, a product must score a 1 or 2 in EWG’s Skin Deep® database. The EWG VERIFIED mark on a product designates that the brand has taken extra steps in providing transparency to EWG’s scientists to verify the safety of product ingredients.
Under the leadership of Michael Bronner and his brother, David Bronner, CEO, Dr. Bronner’s established itself as a sustainable leader in the natural products industry by becoming one of the first body care brands to certify its soaps, lotions, balms, and other personal care products under the rigorous food standard of the USDA National Organic Program in 2003. This paved the way for Dr. Bronner’s to co-found the Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) standard in 2017 with Rodale Institute and Patagonia. The ROC is an integrated and comprehensive program based on the highest standards for soil health, animal welfare, and fair labor practices with the goal of advancing sustainable and ecological alternatives to industrial agriculture.
“We are proud that so many of Dr. Bronner’s products have attained the prestigious EWG VERIFIED mark, the gold standard in personal care,” said Ken Cook, President and Co-founder of the Environmental Working Group. “EWG is widely recognized as a trusted and rigorous evaluator of personal care products. The products with the EWG VERIFIED mark meet the most exacting criteria, robust ingredient standards and transparency requirements, making it a trusted way for consumers to make informed choices about consumer products. We’re thrilled that such a wide range of Dr. Bronner’s products have met EWG’s highest health standards.”
Over the years, Dr. Bronner’s has been a key leader in fights for mandatory GMO labeling, high-bar organic and fair trade standards and more. The brand has also achieved myriad third party certifications for a variety of ethical and safety standards in both the US and internationally to educate consumers on the quality and integrity of its products alongside important consumer issues.
“In a marketplace crowded with options, Dr. Bronner’s stands out as a true leader. Their unwavering commitment to meeting the most rigorous ingredient standards and earning the esteemed EWG VERIFIED mark reflects on their dedication to health and safety and makes them a standout choice for conscientious consumers,” continued Cook.
Dr. Bronner’s receiving the EWG VERIFIED™ mark highlights the brand’s commitment to continually pursue the highest levels of transparency and ethicality in the products produced for communities and customers.
“Getting the coveted EWG VERIFIED mark is no small feat, as anyone who has been through the process can attest,” said Jocelyn Lyle, EWG’s Executive Vice President of Mission and Partnerships. “We are delighted to add so many Dr. Bronner’s products to the growing list of EWG VERIFIED products. The EWG VERIFIED mark empowers busy consumers to choose personal care products that won’t compromise their health. Our decades of expertise in assessing consumer products for health with the best science drive our mark. And Dr. Bronner’s commitment to exceeding the highest industry standards sets them apart as a brand that truly cares about the well-being of its customers.”
Dr. Bronner’s plans to educate the public about its new partnership with EWG, the EWG VERIFIED™ program, EWG’s Skin Deep® database, and other consumer resources through its Clean Beauty campaign, highlighting the brand’s commitments to clean ingredients, clean skin and clean manufacturing.
“Dr. Bronner’s has been leading the way for decades in the natural products industry regarding the impact their products have on those who use them and, on the environment,” said Colbie Chang, Brand Director of Dr. Bronner’s Taiwan and Co-owner of The Organic Philosophy, Dr. Bronner’s exclusive distributor in Taiwan. “As the popularity of brand grows in Taiwan, we remain committed to advocate for truth-in-labeling in the marketplace alongside leading organizations like the Environmental Working Group. We are proud that Dr. Bronner’s products in Taiwan are now EWG VERIFIED.”
Dr. Bronner’s Clean Beauty Initiatives
- Clean Ingredients – Our liquid soaps are made with plant-based ingredients you can pronounce. No synthetic preservatives, thickeners, foaming agents or artificial fragrances.
- Clean Skin – We believe that beauty means having healthy, clean skin. Our liquid soaps are clinically tested to be gentle on skin and cleanse deeply.
- Clean Manufacturing – We are committed to being at the cutting edge of zero waste, renewable energy, regenerating organic sourcing and manufacturing, using state-of-the art facilities that are better for the planet, better for workers and better for you.
Dr. Bronner’s and the EWG VERIFIED program:
- Represents product safety and company commitment to transparency.
- Supports an organization’s unwavering efforts to make a positive impact on the environment and public health—EWG has a 30-year history dedicated to groundbreaking scientific research, shifting the market toward greater transparency, and advocacy for stronger regulations of the chemicals in our environment.
- Recognizes the pioneering leadership–of scientists, policy experts, media experts and many others–that’s needed to bring about lasting environmental change.
Since 2008, Dr. Bronner’s has been certified Fair Trade for all major raw materials (representing over 95% of annual agricultural volume) by the respected Swiss Certifier IMO. Shifting supply chains to use certified Fair Trade ingredients makes a big difference in the lives of several thousand farmers and workers — and is money well spent. Along with their families and communities, farmers and workers benefit from fair prices, living wages and funding for local development projects.
No Animal Testing and Vegan
Dr. Bronner’s qualifies for the rabbit and stars logo of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). This logo certifies that the product and its ingredients are not tested on animals. The CCIC, a coalition of animal rights organizations, requires independent audit for confirmation.
Dr. Bronner’s has also obtained vegan certification from Vegan Action for all offerings that contain no animal-derived ingredients (this excludes lip and body balms), and the company is registered with the Vegan Society in the U.K. Animal advocacy is a core focus of Dr. Bronner’s charitable and activist work.
About Dr. Bronner’s
Founded in the U.S. in 1948, Dr. Bronner’s is the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and a leading brand worldwide. The company is an independent, family-owned business based in California, committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible personal care and food 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 “All-One” philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels. The company caps executive salaries at 5 times its lowest paid fully vested position and donates all profits not needed for business development. Dr. Bronner’s generated $170.3 million in revenue in 2022 and gave an estimated $8.5 million to fund charitable and activist causes. In 2022, a bottle or bar of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap was sold, on average, every 0.95 seconds. 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the company. For more information, please visit: https://www.drbronners.com.tw/
Read Dr. Bronner’s 2023 All-One! Report: “Take Care of Spaceship Earth!” https://www.allone.report/2023
About the Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through research, advocacy and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action. For more information, please visit: https://www.ewg.org/.