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BY AMY ZIFF

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We are crushed by the continued racial injustice in this country, and in the world at large. As we reflect on the murder of George Floyd and the countless other acts of racial injustice – both recent and ongoing – we feel called to stand up and take action until equity and justice are realized.

Our team has pledged to stand in solidarity to make a better world a reality. In order to be better, we must do better. One way that we at MADE SAFE are working for change is by helping to support and amplify the voices of those in the Black community as well as other under-represented communities creating and fighting for safer, cleaner products serving those communities.

That’s why MADE SAFE has established a new Initiative to make it easier for these businesses to work with us. Our new Grant Program is intended for business founders and/or owners who are people of color and/or members of traditionally under-represented groups. Please reach out if your business meets this description and you are interested in participating in our program, or if you would like to recommend a company for our program.

We are also working to bring more Black advisors onto our board, to ensure that we have better representation of people of color, and over time we will work for representation on our staff as well. We hope this increases our ability to listen, serve, and to reach communities of color more than we have in the past.

To a healthier, just, and safe world,

Amy Ziff and the MADE SAFE team


Amy Ziff is the Founder and Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Nontoxic Certified. MADE SAFE®  is a program of Nontoxic Certified.

 


> If you’re a consumer you can shop MADE SAFE solutions starting today: right here
> If you work for a company and you want to learn about your ingredients or request an ingredient report or certification, click here.
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If you just want to learn more about ingredients, check out the MADE SAFE Hazard List.
> If you’d like to listen to Amy speaking about toxic ingredient issues, listen & learn.

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