From September 1st 2020, we will be giving 1% of our sales to the planet. The planet we love to explore. It’s time that we gave something back.
It isn’t a one-off gift; we are now committed to giving our 1% for life.
We are looking forward to working with 1% For The Planet, and, for us, it’s only the beginning of our many environmental goals.
Before we set up Salkan, we read Patagonia’s The Responsible Company and it made us think just how important it is to be responsible at our core. As a company, we have a huge responsibility and, for us, becoming a member was always a goal.
Although 1% is small, it’s better than nothing, and it’s the start of something bigger.
It all started when two businessmen met and bonded over their shared love for the outdoors. (Sound familiar?) Realising their responsibility to protect our planet, they decided to give 1% of their sales back to the environment—whether or not they were profitable.
“The intent of 1% For The Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organisations so that collectively they can be a more powerful source in solving the world’s problems.” Yvon Chouinard
For us being a 1% member isn’t enough; we are always striving to be better. How we can make our products last longer and how we reduce our impact on the environment across everything we do is something we care very deeply about.
We pledge that when we continue to grow, we will always think of ways owe can improve and year on year we will become a more responsible company.
1% now has over 3000+ members and has contributed more than 265m back to the environment. That’s something exceptional and something we are now proud to be a part of.
We want everyone to see the world and get outside. That’s why we make the products that we make. Over the years we have gained so much from exploring and if we have nothing to explore because we didn’t care, then well, what’s the point?
It is only natural for us to help protect what we love and that’s why becoming a member was a no-brainer.
We must now choose who we will give our donation too, and we hope to announce this very soon.
Thank you for being a part of our journey. We can now act together to be better for our planet.
Read more about our responsibility pledge here.
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