Dr. Bronner's

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

California, United States

Certified Since

September 2015

Sector

Manufacturing

Operates In

Germany,

United States

Family-owned and run, Dr. Bronner’s honors the vision of its founder Dr. E.H. Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, while dedicating its profits to help make a better world. Now the top-selling brand of organic & fair trade bodycare in the U.S., Dr. Bronner’s was founded in 1948 by Emanuel Bronner, a third-generation master soapmaker from a German-Jewish soapmaking family. He used the labels on his superb ecological soaps to spread his message that we must realize our transcendent unity across religious & ethnic divides or perish: “We are All-One or None!” Today, Dr. Bronner’s continues its commitment to building an engine for promoting and advancing positive social change – from pioneering USDA certified organic personal care products, to creating fair trade projects across the world that ensure fair and just treatment of farmers and workers, to sustaining a socially responsible workplace at its manufacturing plant in San Diego County. All-One!

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Dr. Bronner's earned an overall score of 177.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
177.8
177.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 15.4

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.8
Corporate Accountability0.6
Ethics0.9
Transparency2.2
+ Mission Locked9.8

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 29.3

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages11.7
Benefits9.8
Training & Education1.3
Worker Ownership1.3
Management & Worker Communication2.4
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture1.6
Occupational Health & Safety1.2

Community 68.5

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation3.2
Diversity & Inclusion4.8
Civic Engagement & Giving6.7
Local Involvement3.7
Suppliers, Distributors & Product9.0
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation16
+ Designed to Give25.1

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 64.5

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant5.2
Inputs11.9
Outputs5.4
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers2.6
+ Designed to Conserve Manufacturing Process23.7
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation15.1

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 0.1

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

+ Health & Wellness Improvement0
+ Serving in Need Populations0

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2018 Overall B Impact Score177.8
2015 Overall B Impact Score148.8

Additional Documentation

Dr. Bronner's Disclosure Questionnaire


Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Changemakers2019
Best For The World: Community2019
Best For The World: Environment2019
Best For The World: Overall2019
Best For The World: Changemakers2018
Best For The World: Community2018
Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Overall2018
Best For The World: Community2017
Best For The World: Environment2017
Best For The World: Overall2017
Best For The World: Community2016
Best For The World: Environment2016
Best For The World: Overall2016

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