Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox will be shown November 16 at a new time, 4:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ephraim. The film chronicles the company and life of Dr. Emanuel Bronner and how his values live on today in the firm’s ethos and practice.
According to the company’s website, spending on social and environmental causes and charities has roughly matched the firm’s total after-tax income. Total compensation of executives is capped at five times that of the lowest-paid position. The company’s starting salary for packaging soap is $35,000. Employees annually receive 15% of salary paid into a retirement/profit-sharing plan, up to 25% of salary as a bonus, and a health insurance plan for themselves and their families. Plus, the ingredient olive oil is from two sources, Palestine and Israel.
The Social Responsibility Committee of the UU Fellowship is showing the documentary
as an example of a company using principles of social justice in the of management of their successful business.
The Movies That Matter series is free and open to the public with screenings on the third Tuesday each month. The new starting time is 4:30 PM through the winter months. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim.