OneChocolate member of 1% for the Planet

For those not yet familiar with the network, 1% for the Planet is a global alliance of businesses that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving.

We are a fresh new member of 1% for the Planet (since June 2020) and as such, we have committed to donating 1% of our turnover to environmental protection associations. We are mindful of and sympathetic to environmental causes, and this commitment stems from our conviction in building a business that counts beyond Euros and cents.

Taking this step goes some way towards helping us do our bit by being part of something bigger than our own interests, ie those of environmental sustainability. This makes all the more sense given how energy-greedy the tech industry – one that we work with – can be, despite collective efforts to come up with a sustainable solution.

This involvement wasn’t born overnight, but rather, it has long been etched into the fibres of OneChocolate’ being, whose culture and code of conduct are partly guided by these values:

  • the ethics of excellence, or the pride of a job well done, one that we take as we consistently take measures to deliver beyond set KPIs
  • fair and effective account management, or bespoke client support services, transparency in pricing as reflected in the initiative we took to create a PR costs calculator, because we strive to maximise – not profits but – added value
  • healthy, supportive, and well-defined work environment for all our team members, which helps explain the low staff turnover!

More than just financial commitment, we’d like to support the efforts of 1% for the Planet by offering our experience and expertise to environmental groups concerned with issues surrounding new technologies. In other words, this is a call for proposals: if you’re such an association, or know one, please let us know! We look forward to nothing more than helping them raise awareness, to a level befitting the contributions they make to society!

Edouard Fleuriau-Chateau