Epifyt joins the 1% for the Planet collective
Since the company was founded in 2018, preserving our planet has been part of our DNA. We became aware very early on of the impact of our digital sector in increasing greenhouse gas emissions in particular. To offset and limit this negative impact, we have made several donations to NGOs, participated in crowdfunding campaigns for solidarity projects, taken part in reforestation campaigns... and many other actions that we described in this article detailing our commitment to the environment.
To build on this momentum and further underline our commitment and values, we decided to become a member of the 1% for the Planet® collective.
What is 1% for the Planet?
1% for the Planet is an international collective of companies, associations and individuals working together for a healthy planet. Member companies pledge to donate 1% of their annual sales to approved environmental protection organizations.
The NGO, launched in 2002 in the United States by Yvon Chouinard (founder and owner of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews, annually verifies donations and their correlation with sales. It is the only label to verify a level of environmental philanthropy (1% of sales) and the only international collective of philanthropic entrepreneurs working on environmental issues.
Indeed, environmental protection is the "poor relation" of philanthropy, accounting for just 3% of the sums involved. And yet the environmental problems we face and will face in the future are immense. The 1%'s mission is to increase environmental philanthropy and enhance the impact on the ground of actions carried out by environmental protection associations, by making it easier for them to raise funds.
Approved 1% for the Planet associations are working today to find tomorrow's solutions. The collective's actions are grouped into 6 themes that correspond to the major issues facing the planet today: biodiversity, water, pollution, natural spaces, food and climate.
Associations supported by Epifyt
We will regularly communicate on our social networks the names of the organizations and associations that we will be supporting throughout the year as part of our donations corresponding to 1% of our sales. You can also find this list on our official profile. 🙂