Oxo has joined 1% for the Planet, committing to donate 1% of its annual sales toward environmental causes.
1% for the Planet is an organization that champions environmental awareness and action, enabling brands to give back by supporting their global network of nonprofits that drive true on-the-ground change.
“Oxo has committed to giving back 1% of sales to champion environmental causes, providing millions of dollars of funds and resources to organizations that are addressing some of the most pressing environmental issues of the day,” says Larry Witt, President of Helen of Troy Housewares. “At this time in history, we acknowledge the fragile state of our planet, and the impact individuals and companies have on the earth. We’re striving to be better environmental stewards, and this initiative is a big step in our journey of reflection and action to become more environmentally responsible.”
As Oxo begins this journey with 1% for the Planet, it will donate money, time and resources to a carefully selected group of nonprofit organizations, through 1% for the Planet. The donations will be earmarked to promote better, more sustainable food and agriculture practices; address environmental issues affecting air, land and water; and invest in environmental education to empower future generations.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Oxo into the 1% for the Planet community,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Oxo respected history of thoughtful design and commitment to make every day — and now the planet — better is what makes Oxo a great addition to our roster.”
By contributing 1% of their annual sales, 1% for the Planet member brands from more than 60 countries have raised more than $265 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. 1% for the Planet’s nonprofit partners are approved based on referrals, track records and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofit organizations worldwide are currently approved.