Resources - Chapter 5 Supplement

Goodwill Profiles

Tom's of Maine

Tom's of Maine is a body-care product manufacturer dedicated to serving customers by providing safe, innovative, natural products of high quality-using only pure, simple ingredients and ecologically sound packaging. Demonstrating a strong sense of respect for customers, co-workers, agents, suppliers and the community, Tom's of Maine aims to contribute to the well-being of its customers and community.

The company is guided by a Statement of Beliefs:

"We believe our company can be financially successful while behaving in a socially responsible and environmentally sensitive manner."

Some of the ways Tom's of Maine demonstrates its commitment are: donating 10 percent of pre-tax profits to nonprofit organizations benefiting the environment, human need, arts, education, and encouraging employees to use up to five percent of their paid time doing volunteer work. In addition, the company supports several community programs such as Rivers Awareness, Dental Health for All and an Apple a Day.

The Body Shop

The Body Shop is a body-care products retailer that takes a strong political stand. Its mission is to make and sell high quality, economical skin and hair care products that satisfy real needs without making false promises. It takes pride in being successful without resorting to sex, glamour and hype.

The Body Shop is committed to banning animal testing, socially responsible ingredient sourcing, addressing the needs of ethnically diverse customers, working for change within the industry (e.g., ecological waste management), and pursuing social and environmental change for the better. It seeks to understand and help improve the self-image and self-esteem of people everywhere.

The company contributed to the call for an end to the practice of testing products and ingredients on animals and launched a campaign to find out the hidden facts about animal testing.

One of its major projects is community trade. This program helps create a long-term, global economic sustainability by purchasing ingredients and accessories directly from socially and economically developing communities.