We’re not just another nonprofit environmental group – we’re a nationwide community

We're advocates who won't quit. We're scientists that find solutions. We're people trying to make the safest choices for our health. At the Environmental Working Group, we believe that you should have easy access to the information you need to make smart, healthy choices. It’s this belief that inspired our president and co-founder, Ken Cook, to create EWG.  

Since 1993, we've worked tirelessly to protect public health. Whether it's spotlighting harmful industry standards, speaking out against outdated government legislation or empowering consumers with breakthrough education and research, we're in this fight. 

And we're not going anywhere.

Our Mission

How do you get to know your environment? What does it mean to protect your health? How do we get answers to questions about the goods we need to survive?  

These are big questions, and we’ve spent the last three decades finding answers to help you make informed choices to live a healthy life.

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Who We Are

We are EWG.

Our mission is simple: To empower you with breakthrough research to make informed choices and live a healthy life in a healthy environment.

EWG’s team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers and communications and data experts work tirelessly to reform our nation’s broken chemical safety and agricultural laws. We push industries to adopt our standards and stand against chemicals of concern. We educate consumers with actionable information and inspire demand for safer products.

When government and industry won’t stand up for our public health, we’re there.

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The story of EWG

EWG co-founder and president Ken Cook explains a short history of the Environmental Working Group and his vision for EWG in the next 20 years.

Meet the EWG team

We’re passionate, driven and ready to fight for our environment.

Funding & Reports

Through generous support from private foundations, individuals, online donors and socially responsible companies, we help people live healthier lives.

For Partners

We’ll help you become the go-to expert on wellness and health, empowering you with information to take action and inspire others.

Contact Us

Want to learn more? We’ve got answers. Connect with our team of scientists, engineers and policy experts to get the information you need.