Dr. Bronner’s and Sea Shepherd Hold Press Conference and Party in Bremen to Launch Campaign to Protect Wildlife in the Baltic Sea

Germany’s Leading Ocean Protection Organization to Unveil First Ship, the MV Emanuel Bronner

BREMEN, DE – Dr. Bronner’s, the global top-selling natural soap and bodycare brand with its European headquarters in Dusseldorf, will join with Sea Shepherd Germany on Thursday, June 1 in Bremen, Germany to hold a press conference at 11:00am and a party for the general public at 4:00pm to launch Sea Shepherd Germany’s first ship, the MV Emanuel Bronner and announce its plans to set sail to defend wildlife in the Baltic Sea this summer. Press and attendees will have the opportunity to meet and hear from local and global leadership of ocean conservation organization, Sea Shepherd and top-selling organic soap brand, Dr. Bronner’s, who donated the vessel, about the Baltic Sea campaign, as well as to see the new ship & enjoy delicious vegan food and drink, music, and festivities for the whole family.

“As a maker of organic and fair trade soaps the conservation of biodiversity and the protection of marine environments is particularly important to us. We appreciate and are inspired by the authentic and direct action oriented approach of Sea Shepherd. We are very pleased to support ocean protection efforts off the coast of Germany,” says Axel Rungweber, Managing Director of Dr. Bronner’s Europe.

WHAT: Press Conference and Party to Protect Our Oceans

WHO: Dr. Bronner’s and Sea Shepherd Leadership. Attendees will hear from:

  • Michael Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s
  • Alex Cornelisenn, CEO of Sea Shepherd Global
  • Axel Rungweber, Managing Director of Dr. Bronner’s Europe
  • Anne Kämmerling, Director of Sea Shepherd Germany
  • Manuel Abraas, Leader of Baltic Sea Campaign

WHEN: Thursday, 1st of June 2017. Press Conference* at 11:00am & Party at 4:00pm

*Attendance is limited; therefore RSVP’s from all media wishing to attend are requested. Please email presse@drbronner.de before May 31, 2017.

WHERE: Museum Habour Bremen-Vegesack, Zur Vegesacker Fähre, 28757 Bremen, Germany

“Sea Shepherd Germany is thrilled to have the support of Dr. Bronner’s and to be able to partner with a company that has a deep understanding of the consequences of human actions on the planet,” says Anne Kämmerling, Director of Sea Shepherd Germany.


Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Founded in 1977, their mission is to end the habitat destruction and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans, in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and marine species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary, to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of the world’s delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. For more information on Sea Shepherd, please visit: http://www.sea-shepherd.de or http://www.seashepherdglobal.org.

Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. The company’s commitment to animal and environmental protection and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company has grown to become the top selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2015 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold on average every 3 seconds. For more information on Dr. Bronner’s, please visit: http://www.drbronner.de or http://www.drbronner.com.