I have been following 1% for the Planet since around 2006, before Oomph was even born. As a father of a one-year-old at the time and a passionate outdoor enthusiast — especially around the ocean — sustainability was always top of mind for me, and seeing businesses take a stand on these issues was incredibly inspiring.
I used to dream that one day my company would be a member, committed to giving back to the environment. Today, I’m excited to announce that Oomph has joined 1% for the Planet for 2022 and beyond!
1% for the Planet pairs businesses and individuals with environmental nonprofits, creating high-impact partnerships that channel funds to worthy causes. “Whole company” members like us must pledge 1% of gross annual sales, which can include employee volunteer time and service donations, to support approved organizations.
A Better Way to Do Business
Over the years, as our team and client base have grown, we’ve honed our core purpose: to elevate our clients, our people, and our community. Elevating our clients means helping them create human connection through digital platforms and impactful solutions. Elevating our people means dedicating company time to collaborative learning and professional development opportunities, along with providing real-life work schedules.
As for community, we’ve always supported the open source software community, particularly through our work with Drupal. Many of our team members regularly contribute code, fixes, and feedback to the OSS world. Even more of us are outdoor enthusiasts — but we’ve never officially banded together to stand up for the planet.
By joining 1% for the Planet, we’re making a commitment to an even bigger community and magnifying our collective good. We’re also holding ourselves accountable for our collective impact on the natural world.
While industries like food and fashion get scrutinized for their environmental impact, most service providers usually escape judgment. The truth is, both the process of doing our work and the platforms we deliver to clients inherently use precious resources and affect the planet, directly or indirectly. So, today, we’re taking responsibility for that impact.
This is not philanthropy. This should be a cost of doing business.
– Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and co-founder of 1% for the Planet