Bemis Associates, bonding innovation and design partner to the world’s leading technical, performance, luxury, and lifestyle brands, joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales from its Seam Tape portfolio of products to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
“Bemis is excited to further accelerate our commitment to the planet through this membership. The Bemis Outdoor Fund works with 1% for the Planet approved organizations that educate on climate change, protect the outdoors, provide equitable access to nature, and that advocate for sound climate policy.” says Alyssa Caddle, Global Director of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Bemis.
Bemis currently partners with several environmental non-profits in the 1% for the Planet network, including Protect Our Winters (POW), the Environmental League of Massachusetts, and the Trustees of Reservations. In addition to direct donations, Bemis employees also participate in community service activities, and senior leadership engages in lawmaker education promoting business support of environmental action. Bemis is also accepting grant applications from new potential partners for the fall giving cycle of The Bemis Outdoor Fund.
“Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We’re excited to welcome Bemis to our global movement,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
By contributing 1% of their annual sales, 1% for the Planet members have raised over $280 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record, and environmental focus with thousands worldwide currently approved.
About Bemis Associates
At Bemis, our creativity and innovation in the world of bonding knows no limits. That’s because we are fortunate to employ a team of highly skilled and talented people who have the ability to ‘engineer imagination’. Collaborating with the world’s greatest brands, we design, create, and construct cool stuff and we are constantly developing new ways to enhance the performance of their products while delivering sleek aesthetics and lightweight, durable applications. For more than 110 years, we have spanned the globe in search of inventive ideas that revolutionize the way we manufacture adhesives, coatings, tapes, and specialty film products for bonding solutions that meet our customers’ needs. We promise to continually explore new ways to improve lives through lasting personal and technical bonds.
Headquartered in Shirley, MA with offices worldwide, including our Asia headquarters in Hong Kong, we cater to multiple industries including sportswear, outerwear, intimates, consumer electronics, handbags, automotive, graphics, and beyond. To learn more or find a location near you, visit bemisworldwide.com or check us out on LinkedIn and Vimeo.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We inspire businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $280 million to our approved nonprofit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all.
Look for our logo to purchase for the planet and learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.