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Bearded Brothers Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
Austin, TX, September 15,2015 – Bearded Brothers LLC joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
”Signing on to 1% for the Planet shows Bearded Brothers has a strong commitment to investing in sustainability efforts,” says John Tashiro, Interim CEO. “They're using business as a tool to engage and motivate their stakeholders while partnering with environmental organizations that complement their brand. We're excited to welcome Bearded Brothers to our global network."
“Bearded Brothers is committed to sustainability through the use of organic non-gmo ingredients in our products, as well as our compostable packaging. Through our commitment to 1% FTP we hope to further the impact of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.”
Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved non-profit environmental organizations in the network. Non-profits are approved based on referrals, track record and sustainability focus. Over 3,600 non-profits worldwide are currently approved.
“In our 10th year we’re celebrating that our members contributed $100 million of critically needed funds and it’s just the beginning,” comments Tashiro. “We see that brands benefit too by financially investing in the environment; consumer demand drives much of this success. There’s a paradigm shift happening and we’re thrilled that so many innovative businesses are sling-shotting the movement into high gear.”
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. Over 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
About Bearded Brothers
Bearded Brothers is a Wholesome Snackfood Company based out of Austin, TX. Founded by Caleb Simpson and Chris Herbert in March, 2011. The duo currently has a line of six energy bars that are raw, vegan, gluten and soy free. Organic and Non-GMO certification is currently in progress and should be obtained by the end of 2014. Both Chris and Caleb have a passion for the outdoors and staying fit, which was what lead to the creation of Bearded Brothers. In addition to healthy foods, both have a passion for sustainability. To learn more, visit: www.beardedbros.com.
Through their partnership with 1% for the Planet Bearded Brothers will be expanding their giving to The Boneshaker Project