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 Whether it's spotlighting harmful industry standards, speaking out against outdated government legislation or empowering consumers with breakthrough education and research, we're in this fight.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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EWG Fights for You

Since 1993, the Environmental Working Group has shined a spotlight on outdated legislation, harmful agricultural practices and industry loopholes that pose a risk to our health and the health of our environment.

Whether it’s on Capitol Hill or in communities across America, we make our voices heard, changing the debate over environmental health and putting the most important people – you and your family – at the center of the conversation.

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.