Committed to environmental and social justice, Glee Gum pursues a positive social impact in several ways. For one, they design products that help individuals think about where goods come from, how raw materials and natural resources can be used responsibly, and how communities around the world depend upon one another to build a healthier future. This means, using recyclable packaging and no plastic, as well as outfitting their offices with alternative energy sources, creating more energy than they actually use.
They also believe in empowering people with disabilities, otherwise known as differing abilities, in the production of their delicious products. They are proud to work with two incredible partners, Opportunity House and AccessPoint, that offer developmental training, community employment, and residential care to the individuals who package and assemble their products. The work service programs at both organizations help employees gain skills and become more independent. Glee Gum also partners with Trees for the Future and has planted 26,000 trees (and counting), improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands. So, as you enjoy their delicious gums or candies you’re also supporting a company that is deeply committed to social and environmental impact.