Dr. Bronner’s Supports UK Charity Emmaus and Awareness of People Experiencing Homelessness This Winter Season
Ethical Natural Brand of Soap & Local Distributor Support Emmaus Brighton and Hove and its 52 companions through percentage of UK sales
October 10, 2022
LONDON, UK – Each year, Dr. Bronner’s donates around 40% of its profits by selecting more than 300 organisations around the world to financially support. Through the All-One International Initiative, Dr. Bronner’s global philanthropy program, the company has a long-standing relationship with the Brighton- and Hove-based charity Emmaus as part of All-One UK, the local chapter of the program. As Emmaus supports people experiencing homelessness, Dr. Bronner’s and its UK distributor, Healthy Sales Group, have made financial and product contributions since 2019 to Emmaus made possible through a percentage of Dr. Bronner’s UK sales. This World Homeless Day, recognized on October 10, Dr. Bronner’s also gifted its bestselling Hand Hygiene Sprays to Emmaus’ current 52 companions, a practical item to help protect companions from colds and viruses this winter as germs and illness are more prevalent. The all-natural formula is effective against germs and an excellent option for cleanliness on-the-go when clean, running water isn’t always readily available – a privilege not everyone has, including people experiencing homelessness.
Mike Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s says “Under our All-One International Initiative, it is Dr. Bronner’s mission to partner with organisations making real change around the world. We’re proud to support the work of Emmaus Brighton and Hove, who make a huge difference toward ending homelessness, not just on World Homeless Day, but all year round. We admire how Emmaus serves everyone that walks through their doors, and is dedicated to providing a comfortable refuge while giving their companions the tools they need to build themselves back up.”
Purchases of Dr. Bronner’s product range contribute to Emmaus and the other organizations supported by the program, All-One UK. As part of the Dr. Bronner’s ‘Sanitise’ campaign during the month of October, visitors to Dr. Bronner’s UK website can also get 20% OFF the two hand hygiene spray scents, Lavender and Peppermint.
Dr. Bronner’s Hand Hygiene Sprays come in the scents Lavender and Peppermint. (£5.49 from drbronner.co.uk)
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Hygiene Spray kills germs with a simple natural formula: organic ethyl alcohol, water, organic lavender oil, and organic glycerin. The Organic Hand Hygiene Spray is perfect for using on the go, and is gentle enough to be used on little ones’ sticky hands and faces, even as an air freshener or deodorant. Sanitise with a clean conscience.
20% off via www.drbronner.co.uk during October
Information on Emmaus
Emmaus Brighton & Hove has been supporting people experiencing homelessness in the Brighton and Hove area for 25 years, providing accommodation, training and support. It offers up to 57 people who have experienced homelessness a place to call home for as long as they need it, as well as providing meaningful work in its social enterprises. The charity is based out of its historic site in Portslade and welcomes visitors to its charity superstore on site Tuesday – Saturday.
Government figures released in August estimated that homelessness increased by around 11% in just three months, and with the cost of living continuing to rise in coming months it is anticipated that this figure will continue to rise significantly. There are many reasons that someone might find themselves homeless, and although it is increasingly common, there is still a lot of misinformation and stigma surrounding it.
Seamus, the Deputy Retail Manager at Emmaus Brighton and Hove said: “I was “working homeless”, so although I had a job, I was homeless. This is happening more and more to people, and it never used to happen, where people who have jobs become homeless because the amount of money they were receiving from wages is not covering the rent. There are lots of misconceptions around homelessness. People can get into financial difficulty, they can get ill, they can lose their jobs – there are many reasons.”
Dr Bronner’s All-One International Initiative
Dr. Bronner’s supports Emmaus as part of its All-One International Initiative, an umbrella initiative with chapters around the world to ensure that localised mission-aligned brand activism is a major priority for Dr. Bronner’s and the markets the company sells in around the world. Through this initiative, at a minimum, 1% of sales to Dr. Bronner’s participating international markets are donated to local efforts in support of social justice, environmental sustainability, and animal advocacy.
When consumers buy a product from Dr. Bronner’s, they are also supporting four organisations in the UK. Dr. Bronner’s has always been an activist company, dating back to the 1950s when Emanuel Bronner was calling on the human race to unite while selling his peppermint castile soap. Carrying forward that same activist spirit, the Dr. Bronner’s mission is to continue to use the company today to fight for and financially support causes they believe in.
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.
Certified Under the USDA National Organic Program
Organic Integrity in body care means that the main ingredients as well as secondary ingredients in an organic labeled or branded product are certified organic, produced in compliance with the National Organic Program. Dr. Bronner’s products are certified to the USDA National Organic Program, which consumers trust to ensure the organic integrity of organically labeled products.
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 Castile Liquid and Bar Soaps do not contain animal products. 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. Vegetarian and animal welfare advocacy are a core focus of Dr. Bronner’s activism efforts.
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. For further information on Dr. Bronner’s, please visit: https://drbronner.co.uk/
About Healthy Sales Group
Healthy Sales Group has been helping companies develop successful brands for the past 25 years in the natural health environment. Working with many of the key brands in the sector, Healthy Sales Group has seen its activities develop significantly, not only in the health food, fine food and beauty trade, but also into mainstream grocery, where it has established links with all the major multiple retailers in the UK. For more information on Dr. Bronner’s exclusive distribution partner in the UK, please visit: https://www.healthysales.co.uk