It was at the beginning of last March, a time that seems so distant today with the COVID 19 crisis which has come to shake up our entire society, we announced that we were proud to officially join the 1% for the Planet movement. .
And today even more than at the time of this choice, it seems important to us to explain our reasons to you.
Created in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of the Patagonia brand, and by Craig Mathews, former owner of Blue Ribbon Files, 1% for the Planet is an international philanthropic movement that directly connects approved associations and companies of all sizes .
The operation is the simplest in the world, each member undertakes to donate each year to one or more associations of his choice 1% of his turnover. If you can donate everything in cash, you can also help associations with donations of products or services, depending on your choice. And of course you can decide to give more than 1%.
As for associations, there are 6 major causes which are defended by the movement: climate, food, natural spaces, pollution, water, and finally wildlife. You can directly consult the list of all member associations of 1% for the Planet and choose the one that will match your company’s values. You can even involve your employees by asking them to vote for the associations they want to defend.
As you will have understood, this process is therefore anything but complicated, with the addition of a responsive French team and listening to you, you are sure to make the right choice, and we cannot encourage you too much to join this beautiful family. Because after all, imagine what it would be possible to accomplish if each company contributed 1% to protect the environment?
Joining the movement was the first step for us, the second step is to talk about it around us and we will support each company with which we work to do the same.
And to go even further if your company is part of the network or if you have the project, do not hesitate to send us a message; we have decided to offer a specific rate for all our services to members of the 1% movement. for the Planet .
See you soon for another post, take care of yourself!
Jean-Baptiste Liouville, co-founder Greenscale