BOULDER, CO – Eco Vessel has joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging to continue to donate 1% of annual sales to support Water For People, a Denver-based non-profit focused on providing safe water around the globe.
”Signing on to 1% for the Planet shows Eco Vessel has a strong commitment to investing in sustainability efforts,” says Terry Kellogg, CEO. “They’re using business as a tool to engage and motivate their stakeholders while partnering with environmental organizations that complement their brand. We’re excited to welcome Eco Vessel to our global network.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this terrific organization,” says Eco Vessel President, Jon Fox. “We have always made it our mission to support reusability and sustainable practices. This partnership with 1% for the Planet will expand upon these efforts.”
Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved non-profit environmental organizations in the network. Non-profits are approved based on referrals, track record and sustainability focus. Over 3,600 non-profits worldwide are currently approved.
“In our 10th year we’re celebrating that our members contributed $100 million of critically needed funds and it’s just the beginning,” comments Kellogg. “We see that brands benefit too by financially investing in the environment; consumer demand drives much of this success. There’s a paradigm shift happening and we’re thrilled that so many innovative businesses are sling-shotting the movement into high gear.”
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. Over 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on.
Sources: 1% for the Planet and Eco Vessel