Environmental Working Group
EWG is one of the nation’s top environmental health advocacy organizations, with an online community of more than two million engaged citizens.
EWG’s work in environmental health focuses on six major program areas: 1) toxics; 2) food; 3) agriculture; 4) children’s health; 5) energy and 6) water. Our original research and use of technology make complex environmental issues personal and urgent. EWG’s consumer tools – the Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in ProduceTM, the Skin Deep® Cosmetics database, the EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning and others – reach millions. These valuable resources put the power of information in the hands of the consumer, influence markets to support cleaner, greener products and drive the movement to reform underlying laws and policies and protect human health.
WHAT SUCCESS MEANS AT EWG: Informing the media to drive society toward environmentally sustainable policies and practice. Inspiring consumers to make greener, healthier choices based upon greater knowledge. Changing business behavior through consumer awareness and demand so that products – especially those for children – are more sustainable and safer. Driving policy change toward a greener, healthier society.
OUR VALUES: We follow facts and evidence – wherever they lead – in search of truth in science, the environment and health. We fight to correct wrongs done by polluters or politicians. We transform public perceptions and behavior to protect environmental health. We create results and seek solutions with a sense of urgency. We commit to create a healthier, greener planet for the next generation. We focus on people’s health, especially children’s health, in all of our work.