Sales: $129 million
Key personnel: David Bronner, CEO; Michael Bronner, president; Michael Milam, chief operating officer; Gero Leson, vice president of special operations; Christina Volgyesi, vice president of marketing; Marc De Rosa, director of sales; Edwin Gomez, director of operations; Darcy Shiber-Knowles, director of operational sustainability and innovation; Les Szabo, director of constructive capital
Major products: Soap, body care and home care
New products: All-One Toothpaste in Peppermint and Organic Hand Sanitizer in Peppermint
Comments: According to the company, 78% of Dr. Bronner’s products’ raw materials are certified organic and 74% are certified Fair Trade. This year, the company succeeded in meeting one of its goals: it now sources 100% of its organic hemp seed oil used in its body care products from US. farmers, a total of approximately 30 metric tons annually.
When it comes to what its products are packaged in, the company supports the California Plastics Free Initiative and has pledged to donate $50,000 to support a ballot initiative that would grant the state the authority to regulate disposable materials, reduce the volume of these materials that come into the state, and would place up to a one cent fee on single use packaging. Revenues from this fee would be used to support the development of recycling and composting infrastructure and to scale climate resilience and carbon sequestration in parks, wildlands and agriculture. Leading ocean and environmental groups already support including The Nature Conservancy, Oceana, Surfrider, CalCAN and the Plant Based Products Council. Dr. Bronner’s is rallying industry allies to endorse and financially support this effort.