Includability Joins 1% for the Planet

9 June 2022 | Author: Chris Taylor

Includability has joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organisations focused on the environment. 

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 non-profits through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.

In addition to our 1% for the Planet membership, Includability has several sustainability credentials to our name including through our partnership with Ecologi, we have planted over 5785 trees in our forest and offset over 13.2 tonnes of CO2 in our first year of operation.  

We have made tens of thousands of positive impacts to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) through our partnership with B1G1. To date we have made over 35,927 direct impacts, a recent example of which was from our Employer Support Group (ESG) in April 2022 where we were able to provide 365 days of access to clean drinking water to communities in need in Vietnam.

All donations made towards B1G1 support projects across the world and directly impacting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are most aligned with Goals 1, 5, 8, 10, 13 & 16. We love the UN SDGs and all they stand for.

David Holby-Wolinski, Director at Includability said, “As a purpose driven team, we know we have a huge collective responsibility to strive to make this world a better one for our children through positive social and sustainable impact. We are passionately committed towards serving both people and planet, and thanks to the incredible partnership we have forged with 1% for the Planet, we believe we can do so much more. We’re incredibly proud to be joining their ever-growing global community in the knowledge that we are creating powerful and effective change together.”

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews, business members and individual members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to our approved non-profit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental non-profits working toward a better future for all. 

By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $300 million (US) to support approved environmental non-profits around the globe. Non-profits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus.

"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 Includability to our global movement," says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.

Includability is a platform centred around community. It has been developed to raise expectation, increase employer accountability and create a new standard for what the recruitment sector should deliver through engagement, collaboration and regularly sharing best practice.

Includability provides a job board to all Includability Committed Employers and Official Partners. We aim to provide inspiration and action for positive change in the workplace. Our vision is to be the number one job platform of choice for employers and job seekers and to positively contribute towards a society that is free from discrimination will be achieved through clear communication, collaboration and decisive action.

What makes us different from other community platforms and job boards is every employer advertising on the platform is independently verified using a 5-Star Verification process, or 6-Star Verification process for recruitment agencies, to ensure companies are committed towards the areas of diversity and inclusion, environment and sustainability, mental health, wellbeing, and talent management.