Certified Operator (Certification Applicant)Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps5 stars

Place, CountryEscondido, California, United States


Certified Productssoap (bars, liquid, shaving), coconut oil (white kernel, whole kernel), hair care, body carefair for life logo
Certification ProgrammeFair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification
Handling Operations
ChapterContent of the Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade ProgrammeNormRating
4.1.1Fair Trade Sourcing1833
4.1.2Support and Promotion of Fair Trade Producers and Products613
4.1.3Traceability and Product Handling2424
4.2.1Partnership and Favourable Trading Terms3039
4.2.2Fair for Life Pricing and Fair Trade Development Premiums1625
Total Score Handling Operations134
Points Reached Last Year (Handling Operations): 128
Social Impact
Social Impact & Special AchievementsDr. Bronners put out its first Corporate Social Responsibility Report in 2014, and it highlights many areas in which the company contributes to the community, both locally and globally. In 2014, the company contributed $346,319 in fair trade premiums, which supported projects in farming, health, education, water/sanitation, and infrastructure in 10 supplier areas. It matched donations, dollar for dollar, to Keva to provide micro loans to 87 coconut farmers. Domestically, the company contributed over $4 million to various social causes. On the Dr. Bronners premises, the company has analyzed its garbage and recycling, and is well on its way to zero waste, and has subsidized a healthy
lunch program for its employees. It continues to push the envelope for what fair trade means and what it can accomplish.

Reached percentage of the applicable Total Norm Points for the overall performance
Percentage142 %

Date of Certification
Last Update23.06.2015

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An innovative company that imports, ripens, packs and distributes exotic fruits and vegetables, provides a very pleasant, friendly and safe workplace with very good working conditions even compared to already high Dutch Labour standards.
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