To determine eligibility for the 1% for the Planet Environmental Partners network, organizations must satisfy the following:
1. Get recommended to join the network by a business member intending to support you.
2. Pass a partnership assessment, consisting of:
A. Proof of eligible registration status. This is inclusive of most countries’ “nonprofit” or “charitable” tax registration statuses, as well as various other statuses that limit business activity by guarantee of public benefit or social/environmental goals. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- US: 501c3, 501c4, or L3C
- CA: T3010 or CCC
- UK: CIO or CIC
- DE: Fiscal Code 52 or 53
- AU: Charity or DRG
- JP: SNC
B. Details on organizational structure and history, including legal compliance, geography of operations, and mission statement.
C. Alignment of mission to one or more of 1% for the Planet’s Impact Area Targets. Organizations that have no clear relevance to environmental impacts as described above, as well as causes that deny human rights or increase marginalization or injustices, are ineligible.
D. Program budget details: an organization with two-thirds or more of its programs budget aligned with our Impact Areas can earn full “Environmental Partner” status. Organizations that do not meet this two-thirds rule can still earn “Environmental Program” status for any specific aligned program it hosts.
E. Screening for financial and organizational corruption, criminality, false promotions, or greenwashing.
Once organizations complete the partnership assessment, please allow two weeks before reaching out to inquire about the status of your assessment.