Patagonia has been selected for the Impact Fifty Award
Patagonia has been recognised as one of the most impactful companies to work for and awarded the Impact Fifty Award 2023. Impact Fifty recognises only 50 companies for their commitment to creating a workplace environment where all employees feel they are making a genuine impact on an important cause.
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Patagonia is the outdoor apparel company founded in 1973. At a time when all life on earth is under threat of extinction, we aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imagination—to influence changes needed to protect our planet. A registered B Corporation and founding member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia is recognised internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to thousands of grassroots environmental groups around the world.
Patagonia's commitment to sustainability can be seen in their use of organic cotton and recycled materials in their products, and their eco-friendly manufacturing processes. They also give back to the environment through their "1% for the Planet" program, where they donate 1% of their sales to environmental organisations. Their passion for reducing their carbon footprint is reflected in initiatives such as Patagonia's Footprint Chronicles, a transparency program that allows customers to easily understand the environmental impact of their purchases. The program breaks down the impact into categories like energy, materials, waste, and water, giving customers a clear and simple view of the steps Patagonia is taking to improve sustainability. Patagonia isn't just about making sustainable products, they're also about making a difference in the world. The company is vocal in advocating for environmental policies and regulations and has taken a stand on important issues, like the protection of public lands and the fight against climate change.
The culture behind Patagonia
"We're all about using business as a force for good and that starts with how we treat our employees. At our core, we try to live our values in everything we do. Whether it's through our commitment to work-life balance or our focus on sustainability, we're all about doing things differently.
We do all we can to ensure our team feels empowered and supported. They know that they're part of a company that's making a positive impact and that makes coming to work feel meaningful.
We want all our people to feel supported which is why we offer things like flexible work arrangements and on-site wellness programs. And, because we value open communication, you'll never feel like you're stuck in a stuffy corporate environment. Everyone here is down-to-earth and approachable, and you'll be part of a tight-knit team that's always there to have your back.
And, of course, we're all about the planet. We do everything we can to reduce our impact, whether that's through the products we create or the initiatives we support. If you're looking for a place where you can make a difference, have a good time, and feel supported, then Patagonia might just be the perfect fit for you!
Impact Fifty is a movement that selects only the highest standard careers and companies that genuinely make an impact on important causes.
As a result of being selected into Impact Fifty, Patagonia has proved and continues to commit to creating a workplace environment where all employees feel that they are making a genuine impact on an important cause.
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