Working together as one, for the planet. Here at Omigo, environmentalism and community involvement are central to our core values. Because the only things we love more than providing a cleaner, healthier bathroom experience are a cleaner planet and healthier people.
We're passionate about making a tangible impact in the fight against climate change, so we’re joining forces with thousands of other businesses, individuals, and nonprofits who have the same mission in mind. We've joined 1% for the Planet to ensure that a portion of every Omigo sale goes back to environmental causes.
What is 1% for the Planet?
1% for the Planet is a global coalition of businesses, individuals and nonprofits that have committed to help fight climate change and solve environmental problems. We’re proud to join over 5,400 businesses in pledging 1% of our gross revenue to environmental nonprofit organizations in the 1% for the Planet network.
Since its founding in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews, 1% for the Planet partners have together raised over $350 million dollars. These donations help support nonprofits addressing environmental issues such as deforestation, wildlife conservation, and plastic pollution, and more.
To make sure that nonprofits are paired with like-minded businesses, 1% for the Planet acts as a consultant, vetting organizations and brands for legitimacy and shared values. Each and every donation is then reviewed, tracked, and certified by 1% for the Planet. This helps keep businesses accountable, and ensures that our contributions are making a difference.
Why we joined 1% for the Planet
We know that real change happens when we work as a collective. The health of our planet, its people, and our natural resources have always been at the forefront of our initiatives.
Through our membership with 1% for the Planet, we can commit to making an impact in two major areas we’re passionate about: the fight against climate change and ensuring that everyone has access to healthy, eco-friendly sanitation.
As an official 1% for the Planet member, we’re donating 1% of our annual sales to environmental nonprofits. That means that a portion of every Omigo purchase helps fund the efforts to ensure our planet and future generations thrive.
Our donations help support fantastic nonprofits like Brave Trails and Venture Out, organizations that work to ensure that underserved and marginalized communities have access to the great outdoors. These programs provide LGBTQ+ youth with a supportive and caring environment and help inspire future environmental advocates who will protect the Earth for generations to come.
We’re currently working with 1% for the Planet to determine additional nonprofit partners and environmental causes that align with our mission. Stay tuned in to our blogs and social media pages for updates on our current and future partnerships.
At Omigo, we create bidets that help reduce deforestation and waste. The US alone uses about 36.5 billion rolls of TP per year, which accounts for the clearing of over 15 million trees. By taking toilet paper out of the equation, we’re reducing the need to cut down trees, and we’re preventing single-use paper from ending up in our waterways and landfills.
We're always on the lookout for ways to shrink our environmental footprint. We know that the health of people and the planet are connected—that's why we make sure all returned bidets are recycled and upcycled (we've heard the spare parts make great go-karts).
How can I get involved?
Show your support by shopping with 1% for the Planet brands like Omigo. Already a loyal customer? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay connected and spread the word. Your social media post helps inform and educate other people and brands who may not be aware of 1% for the Planet and their impact.
Have another brand you love? Encourage them to become a 1% for the Planet member. Tell them about their mission to accelerate smart environmental giving, inspiring positive change for the planet and its citizens. Businesses care what you think, and your message could be what convinces them to contribute.
If you’re interested in getting involved directly, 1% for the Planet also offers individual memberships. You can contribute by donating 1% of your annual income or by volunteering your time with environmental nonprofits in the 1% for the Planet network.
The time is now
Climate change affects us all, and the time to act is now. Protecting the planet for future generations means that everyone has to do their part (especially businesses like ours).
From the beginning, Omigo’s mission has been to help keep our planet and its people healthier and happier. That means, designing products that reduce waste, offering butt-friendly solutions for better hygiene, and giving back to our global community. We’ve committed to doing our part, and now we encourage you to ask yourself—what can I do to help?