"Giving back has been one of our business objectives since day one, so supporting organizations that promote environmental sustainability fits with our desire to be upfront in everything that we do."
ABOUT 1% FOR THE PLANET
1% for the Planet is a global organization whose mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.
HOW IT WORKS
1% of the sales of its member companies are directed to environmentally focused non profit organizations that they choose to support. 1% of the Planet evaluates the track record, credibility and impact of the non profit organizations and also verifies the contributions made by the member companies. The following “Issue Categories” are supported by the member companies: alternative transportation, climate change, energy and resource extraction, environmental education, environmental law and justice, environment and human health, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.
The evidence is overwhelming: climate change is an imminent threat, our food systems are increasingly stressed, and our lands, waters, and species are threatened like never before. If we don't act now, the viability of our planet and our quality of life – to say nothing of the health of our economy – face an existential threat. The current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet. 1% for the Planet is a credible and accessible way to support the environment. Direct giving helps put dollars in the hands of doers quickly and efficiently and 1% for the Planet provides expert guidance.