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FairWild Foundation Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet 

Zurich, September 2016 – FairWild Foundation is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of more than 1,000 member companies in 40 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
 
FairWild Foundation is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing the Swiss charity among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this nonprofit network through their annual contributions.
 
"1% for the Planet member businesses donate at least 1% of their annual sales to support environmental nonprofits," said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. "We believe deeply that these nonprofits play a critical role in solving the many challenges facing our planet, and our core work is to grow the corporate support that enables these nonprofits to accomplish even more."

Over 3,800 nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $145 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date.

“Medicinal and aromatic plant populations are in decline worldwide, from habitat conversion, over-harvesting and other threats. FairWild Foundation is working with partners and stakeholders to combat this biodiversity loss and erosion of critical natural resources, improving harvest management and livelihoods of some of the poorest in society,” said Bryony Morgan, FairWild Executive Officer. “Donations through the 1% for the Planet alliance can help us greatly in achieving our mission.”

For more information, or to make a donation to FairWild Foundation, please contact the FairWild Secretariat. Organizations and individuals making donations may also be recognized as “Friends of FairWild”.
 
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization, leading a network of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals working together for a healthy planet.  Launched in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, the network consists of more than 1,100 member companies and thousands of approved nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries. Brands whose products and services feature the 1% for the Planet logo give 1% of sales annually to nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the environment. 1% business members have given more than $145 million back to the planet since 2002. Look for the logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

About FairWild Foundation
FairWild is a Swiss-registered charitable foundation aiming to enable the transformation of resource management and business practices to be ecologically, socially and economically sustainable throughout the supply chain of wild-collected products. Since founding in 2008, FairWild Foundation has worked worldwide to promote the sustainable and equitable use of wild plant ingredients, according to the principles of the FairWild Standard.