We truly believe that business is one of the most powerful instruments for meaningful change on our planet. Seventh Generation dedicates 10% of our pre-tax profits to the non-profit community, environmental, health, and responsible business organizations working for positive change. In 2009, as the economy sputtered, we had no pre-tax profits, but we were still able to give away $102,000 in 2010 to local organizations and those pursuing environmental and social justice causes. This is far less than the amount we would have liked to have donated. We were pleased to see 81 (75%) of our employees step in and volunteer an unprecedented 1220 hours in 2010. We are committed to donating generously, even in no-profit years, and our employees’ enthusiasm for giving their time through our new, formal Volunteer Program is an important supplement to our cash and product donations.
Read about our donation of diapers to a worthy non-profit that serves families in need.