Tom's of Maine CSR & Sustainability News

Tom’s of Maine is a manufacturer of natural-ingredients-only personal care products. Based in Kennebunk, Maine, the brand has been a partially owned subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive since 2006.


Toms of Maine: Turning Hot Air into a Sustainable Resource

Today's technology makes yesterday's most basic, manual tasks -- like cleaning an intricate set of pipes -- a whiz. But it also creates…

3p Weekend: 10 Corporate Leaders in Water Stewardship

This Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day -- a day to celebrate water and make a difference for those who lack access…
The Backyard Growers’ School Garden Program in Gloucester, Mass. has planted five gardens and harvested 500 pounds of greens for students with the help of $10,000 in Tom’s of Maine sponsorship funding received in 2013.

Tom’s of Maine Awards $510,000 to Nonprofits in All 50 States

The votes are in, and 51 nonprofits from across the country will be able to give back more in their communities as winners…

Tom’s Of Maine: Growing Your Brand While Living Your Values

I asked Tom how it's possible to grow your business through your values.  He responded with three requirements.
Atmosphere at the 2014 SXSW Eco Conference. Photo by Rebecca Hedges Lyon.

Seen and Heard at SXSW Eco: Day 1

Find out what happened yesterday and what's in store for today.
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Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit to Win $10,000 from Tom’s of Maine

Now in its sixth year, the Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good program rewards grassroots nonprofits with a total of $500,000 in…
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Tom’s of Maine Pushes Innovation with Potato Starch Packaging

Tom’s of Maine is now tinkering with potato starch for some its polylactic acid (PLA) packaging.

Tom’s of Maine Takes a Step Towards Quantifying Goodness

Tom’s of Maine just unveiled a new reporting initiative that they are calling their Goodness Report. Tom's, which states that “sustainable practices are…
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Burt’s Bees Launches Lip Balm Tube Recycling Program

Burt's Bees has partnered up with Preserve to encourage recycling of the #5 plastics commonly used in consumer goods packaging.

Tom’s of Maine Partners with TerraCycle to Launch New Recycling Initiative

Tom's of Maine has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a recycling initiative to give a second life to product packaging with the launch…

Tom’s of Maine Ditches the Aluminium Toothpaste Tube

You may have noticed something new in the toothpaste aisle, and it’s not an even more elaborate toothbrush. Tom’s of Maine recently changed…
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Tom’s of Maine: 40 Years of Success and Innovation

With all the talk and shtick over “green” products, it’s easy to forgot that Tom’s of Maine has long been a leader in…

Tom’s of Maine: 50 States of Change

Tom’s of Maine is one of those companies that’s a shining example of social responsibility done right. It’s never been about flavor-of-the-month cause…