Through our four brands, Beechfield® Original Headwear, BagBase®, Westford Mill® and Quadra®, we have pledged 1% of annual sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment through our membership to 1% for the Planet. Below you can learn more about some of the charities and projects that our membership helps to support.
What is 1% for the Planet®?
1% for the Planet® is a partnership of companies that understand just how important it is that we protect the world we live in. Its members are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry, and know they have a part to play themselves. The 1% for the Planet® initiative operates as a non-profit organisation. It encourages businesses to help safeguard the environment by donating 1% of their turnover to grassroots environmental groups making a difference in their local communities. It’s not just about money though, we also make sure our staff are given the time and opportunity to actively volunteer in environmental and community projects local to them.
Carbon Literacy Project
As part of our 1% for the Planet® membership we are long-term supporters of the Carbon Literacy Project and an accredited Carbon Literate Bronze Organisation. The Carbon Literacy Project’s aim is to advance the education in conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment. Carbon Literacy means: “An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.