Fair Trade Sourcing since 2006
Dr. Bronner’s begins a comprehensive project to source all major raw materials, including organic coconut, palm, olive and hemp oils, from certified Fair Trade sources. Large investments are made in setting up a Fair Trade coconut oil project called “Serendipol” in post-tsunami Sri Lanka. In partnership with the NGO Fearless Planet, organic sustainable palm oil is sourced on Fair Trade terms from farmers and a women-owned mill in Ghana. For the olive oil, the company coordinates and funds Fair Trade and organic certification for the Canaan Fair Trade project in the West Bank, as well as for Jewish and Arab-Israeli producers in Israel. Hemp oil comes from the Canadian supplier Farmer Direct and is certified as “fairDeal,” a North American version of Fair Trade.
Certified Fair Trade since 2007
Dr. Bronner’s is formally certified as a Fair Trade company by the respected Swiss certifier IMO who also certified all the individual projects that supply the raw materials for the soaps.