Tom’s of Maine’s values are extensively described and reported in the company’s Goodness Report :
A genuine passion for healthy, human and environmental goodness has always been at the heart of what Tom’s of Maine is all about. Since 1970, our partnership with customers who share our values has helped us redefine the very idea of good citizenship. Today our standards remain high and our goals are even higher.
We are deeply honored to be included in this concept of “goodness” by joining Tom’s of Maine Goodness Circle :
At sixteen-years-0ld, my commitment to eco-living was solidified. I officially gave up meat. I became passionate about animal rights. I began donating my babysitting money to Greenpeace. I also discovered Tom’s of Maine.
At the time, we had only one small health food store in our suburb. It was far from my house, and it mostly stocked vitamins and some organic produce. This store carried Tom’s of Maine. A friend of mine started using Tom’s of Maine toothpaste, and it opened my eyes to the chemicals found in personal care. I have never gone back.
I joined the Tom’s of Maine Goodness Circle as I believe not only in the quality of products, but also in the ethics of the company. I was truly impressed to learn in a recent conference call that Tom’s employees volunteer 5% of their work time at an organization of their choice.
This is an incredibly powerful message and model I wish more corporations would embrace. Not only does it give back to the community, but it gives back to employees too. We all wish we had more time to volunteer at our children’s school or in a nature group. Tom’s builds it into their work force and compensates employees. (It’s also a dog-friendly workplace.)
I am honored to be part of this team, and I look forward to bringing more information about Tom’s of Maine products and “goodness” to our readers.
*Disclosure: As a participant of the Tom’s of Maine Goodness Circle, I’ve received compensation for my time and product samples for review purposes. Opinions are my own.