Piratech Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
Piratech, in partnership with 1% for the Planet, is pledging in 2020 to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved nonprofit environmental organizations in the network. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track records, and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.
“Our member companies have donated more than $175 million to our environmental nonprofit partners to date. Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of member businesses is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes. Our members lead with purpose and commitment, characteristics that consumers support. We’re excited to welcome ENO to our global network,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
"There is a great quote by Margaret Mead that that puts into perspective the ideals in which we want to grow our company", said Piratech Managing Director, David Allen. "While our financial impact may be small, our commitment to become a socially responsible company is large and we hope through our leadership others will join."
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
About Piratech, LLC
Piratech is passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams. Our goal is to inspire people and organizations to work with more vision, passion, positivity, and purpose. At Piratech, we understand that change is not always easy. Since 2016, we’ve been helping organizations of all sizes respond positively to industry advancements. From implementing best practices to new digital adoption, we focus on timeless principles to help organizations stand out, excel, and make an impact. Visit us at piratech.com.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving – only 3% of total philanthropy – is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.