Flavor Plate joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
”Signing on to 1% for the Planet shows Flavor Plate has a strong commitment to investing in sustainability efforts,” says John Tashiro, Interim 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 Flavor Plate to our global network.”
“Joining 1% for the Planet, was an easy decision for us because it’s a Vermont-based company working to promote sustainability on a global scale. We too, are a small Vermont company with a global reach, offering website services at discounted rates to chefs and restaurant owners who are committed to sustainability. We’ve chosen FarmAid.org as our beneficiary, to help promote family farms and sustainable farming practices.”
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 nonprofits 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 Tashiro. “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. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
Flavor Plate is a website builder and content manager created just for restaurants. By focusing our efforts on restaurants, we’ve been able to streamline the experience of creating and maintaining a website. Our tools and features are specific to a restaurateurs’ needs, and designed to be intuitive and easy to use. Every Flavor Plate website is mobile optimized, integrates easily with third party services, and includes the ability to sell gift certificates online. Flavor Plate offers discounted rates to restaurants that support local food producers, or are members of sustainability organizations. To learn more visit: www.flavorplate.com, or email us at email@example.com.