As part of our Giving Back Promise we’ve joined 1% for the Planet. This means that we have pledged to give at least 1% of our annual sales to approved environmental nonprofits. We can support approved environmental nonprofits by donating the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind and approved promotional expenses.
Today, 1% for the Planet is a growing, global network of more than 3,419 businesses, and an expanding community of individual members supporting thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 64 countries. 1% for the Planet members have given back more than $270 million to the environment.
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PRESS RELEASE: ELE Global Pledges 1% of all sales to Environmental Causes
Edinburgh, 1st April 2021 — ELE Global joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organisations focused on the environment.
“As part of our Giving Back Promise we were committed to working with recognised environmental causes to make a difference. With COP26 coming up locally later this year it felt more important than ever that we were giving something back and joining a movement focused on working with. businesses to improve environmental matters” said ELE Global CEO, Helen Foord.
“Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We’re excited to welcome ELE Global to our global movement,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $280 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organisation that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We inspire businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $280 million to our approved nonprofit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all.
Look for our logo to purchase for the planet and learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.