1% for the Planet

A commitment by businesses to donate 1% of annual sales to environmental causes. It promotes corporate responsibility and sustainability.

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1% for the Planet






The 1% for the Planet certification validates that businesses are donating at least 1% of their annual sales to approved environmental organizations, contributing to global ecological preservation. This certification is relevant to businesses across various industries and sectors willing to commit to environmental causes. It primarily focuses on financial contributions and does not evaluate supply chains or internal sustainable practices of the companies.

Key Features

  • Requires businesses to donate at least 1% of annual sales directly to one or more approved environmental organizations.

  • Each year, a minimum of 50% of a certified business's contributions must be monetary, while the remaining can be allocated to non-monetary options.

  • Offers different membership levels allowing flexibility in commitment and use of the organization's logo.


To acquire this certification, businesses must commit to the donation requirements and submit donation receipts and revenue documentation annually. They must donate to one or more approved environmental organizations and adhere to the membership level's specific rules. The environmental organizations eligible for donations are rigorously assessed for alignment with the network’s Impact Area Targets and must maintain legal compliance and a clear mission statement related to environmental impacts. Additionallly, 1% for the Planet holds a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency, this seal showcases the nonprofit’s commitment to transparency.

Duration and Renewal

The certification requires annual submission of donation receipts and revenue documentation to maintain the member status, ensuring continuous commitment to environmental causes.

Impact and Significance

Obtaining this certification allows businesses to showcase their commitment to environmental preservation and impact. It provides a credible way for consumers to identify and support businesses contributing to environmental causes. However, it is crucial to note that this certification mainly verifies financial contributions and does not reflect the overall sustainability or internal practices of the company.