Dr. Bronner’s Calls on Senate to Pass $555 Billion in Climate Investments for Clean Energy
Top-Selling Natural Brand of Soap Releases Statement on Need for Climate Action as Business Priority
May 10, 2022
VISTA, CA – Dr. Bronner’s, the family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soaps in North America, issued the following statement today in support of transformational clean energy policy:
“Like so many other businesses, Dr. Bronner’s bottom line is being affected by high energy costs. Our customers are too. Accelerating the transition to affordable clean energy will allow businesses to become less dependent on volatile, traditional energy markets, thereby freeing up money to invest in innovation, manufacturing, and employment—strengthening the American economy and the ability of American businesses to compete globally.
Climate action and environmental stewardship are primary business priorities for Dr. Bronner’s and have long informed and guided how we operate as a company. We are calling on the Senate to immediately schedule a vote and pass the transformational $555 billion in climate investments that were included in the House-passed reconciliation bill. Now that the Senate is returning from recess, climate must be at the top of their agenda.
Passing this bill will transform the U.S. power sector and slash carbon emissions, while reducing dependence on international fossil fuel markets and lower costs for families and businesses alike. The worsening ecological crisis facing our planet is a generational opportunity to remake the world we live in. The Senate must step up and act now.”
-David and Michael Bronner
CEO and President, Dr. Bronner’s
Dr. Bronner’s statement aligns with countless companies who understand that immediate action on climate investments is a critical economic issue for the business community. As corporations such as Google and Intel have recently stated, the private sector will be unable to scale up investments in its own climate commitments without a significant commitment from the federal government. That’s why businesses and investors representing over 6.5 million workers and $3 trillion in revenue across the U.S. economy have expressed support for these climate investments.
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 to causes and charities it believes in. Dr. Bronner’s generated nearly $170 million in revenue in 2021 and donated an estimated one third of profits to activist and charitable efforts. A bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 1.7 seconds last year, and a bar of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold every 2.8 seconds.
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