Michael Bronner is President of Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling brand of natural soaps in North America and producer of other organic body care and food products. He is a grandson of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, and a fifth-generation soap maker.
Michael and his brother, company CEO David Bronner, established Dr. Bronner’s as a sustainable leader in the natural products industry by becoming one of the first body care brands to certify its personal care products under the USDA National Organic Program in 2003. This action resulted in high-profile litigation with the USDA, that Dr. Bronner’s ultimately won, cementing Dr. Bronner’s activist orientation in the natural products marketplace.
Now, Dr. Bronner’s is key leader and co-convener of the effort to establish the Regenerative Organic Certification standard, dedicating time and resources to creating an integrated, comprehensive program that addresses soil health, animal welfare, and fair labor practices to advance and model the healthiest and most ecological alternative to industrial agriculture. Michael is a philanthropist and activist on many other issues, such as fair trade, wage equality, animal advocacy, and drug policy reform.