We have a responsibility. A responsibility to give something back.

We believe that as a company we have a responsibility to not only take, but also give something back. No matter how green we make our company and our products, we will always burden the environment. As a member of 1% For The Planet, we give a minimum of 1% of our turnover to environmental protection. It is our way of giving back to nature. It is also our way of fulfilling our duty to use our company to create positive change.
We call it our own land tax. Because it is the land that gives us the resources and the opportunity to produce. Therefore, it is only fair that we try to give something back to it. It is also only fair that we try to create products that put minimal strain, and create clothes that are built to last for a long time.

At ELSK, our support through 1% For The Planet has gone to: The Danish Nature Foundation, Green Kayak and Plastic Change.

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1% For The Planet was started back in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribon Flies. Here they decided that every year they would donate 1% of their company's gross sales to environmental projects - and give other companies the opportunity to do the same.

The idea of ​​the project was to create a network where all companies, large and small, would have the opportunity to give something back to the nature that they take from.

As part of 1% For The Planet, you are obliged to give 1% of your gross sales to environmental protection. Precisely because it is about 1%, all companies can participate, regardless of size and turnover.

To give companies the best opportunity to give back, 1% For The Planet offers advice and helps companies find reliable non-profit organizations.

1% For The Planet certifies all donations annually to ensure that commitments are met and that each company gives what they are committed to. It costs a fee for each company to join the network. This fee is in addition to the 1% of turnover that one is obliged to donate to environmental protection.

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In addition to being part of 1% For The Planet, in recent years we have supported several projects that make efforts for environmental protection and culture. Any organization that has something at heart and fights to make a difference deserves support from both companies and individuals. Therefore, we will also always encourage you out there to give your support to the organizations with a cause that matters to you. The organizations you sincerely believe can make a difference for you. For the climate. For the whole world.

The Danish Nature Foundation

One of the organizations we have supported a lot over time is the Danish Nature Foundation.
The Danish Nature Foundation works to improve Danish nature through projects that create more habitats for animals and plants as well as a place where everyone can experience magnificent nature under nature's conditions. The foundation works throughout the country and pursues its purpose by buying up land where nature is restored, cared for and secured for posterity.

As people and as a company, we have a responsibility and a duty, which is why we often choose to support the Danish Nature Foundation, in order to take care of nature and give something back.

You can find more information about our support for the Danish Nature Foundation, including why we support, the amount we have contributed, what the money has been used for, and much more.

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Are you looking for a donation? If you work to do something good for the planet and are an NGO, you are welcome to send us an email at info@elsk.com. To be approved as a donation recipient, your organization needs to be approved by 1% for the Planet.

When Yvon Chouinard & Craig Mathews became businessmen, they felt a responsibility to protect all the things they love. Therefore, they decided to give 1% of their revenue, regardless of whether it was profitable or not.

1% For The Planet unites people who are passionate about making a difference as individual members. Regardless of their different backgrounds, age groups and nationalities, they have one common commitment to protect our planet.

The video shows the idea behind 1% For The Planet. We think it is particularly good as it highlights the positive impact that 1% For The Planet has for the earth. As well as a tribute to those who engage in preserving nature and creating a more sustainable future.