Dr. Bronner's supports fair pay with special packaging

25-May-2016

US soap brand will roll-out new labels in September across 50 states

Dr. Bronnerís, a US maker of soap products, is taking greater steps to show its support for a rise in the minimum wage in the region.

The family-owned company has been a long-time supporter of Ďfair payí and this year contributed $500,000 through its initiatives to state-level political campaigns and organisations such as The Fairness Project and Business for a Fair Minimum Wage.

Now Dr. Bronnerís is preparing to wear its heart on its sleeve, quite literally, with plans to roll-out special packaging for its 32oz liquid soap products featuring a ĎFair Pay Todayí message on the labels. The packaging will be on shelves throughout 50 US states from 1 September.

The Fair Pay Today text replaces the brandís usual labels. Dr. Bronnerís uses almost the whole label including the small print to get its message across. Part of the print reads: ďWhen a person working 40 hours a week canít cover the basic costs of living, thereís something deeply wrong with our economic system. Paying workers fairly isnít just the right thing to do, itís what makes our communities and businesses thriveĒ happy employees means lower turnover and higher productivity, and workers who make more spend more, putting money back into the economy.Ē

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