Why does business partner with us?
Companies partner with us for the added value we can bring to their business.
Earthwatch can offer a range of competitive advantages and brand enhancements to companies who decide to work with us. These include:
- Helping develop or implement your company's sustainability strategy.
- Enabling your company to fund research, conservation and community activities in regions in which your company has operations.
- Engaging your staff in conservation activities.
- Developing employees into environmental leaders who see how they can incorporate sustainability into their day to day work. Increasing their commitment to your company in the process.
- Cost savings through efficiency gains of more sustainable business practices – sustainability saves your company more than it costs.
All these benefits and more deliver a clear return on investing in your partnership with Earthwatch. It's no surprise then that Earthwatch is ranked in Top 10 Global Environmental NGOs for Corporate Sector Partnerships by the Financial Times in a review of over 500 organisations.
- Independent research from Ashridge Business School confirms that following an Earthwatch programme 79% of participants say they are more committed to their company and over 80% believe Earthwatch programmes give their company a competitive advantage.
- Following research funded by Starbucks it was found that on coffee plantations in Costa Rica 336kg of fertilizer per hectare was required per year, saving $243 per hectare. A clear financial and environmental win-win.
- Following participation in an Earthwatch programme HSBC employees in Taiwan developed an internal project that lead to a reduction in water usage of 3,877m3 and electricity usage of 103,298 kWh. That resulted in water and electricity cost savings to HSBC of US$87,000 per year.
- More than 85% of those joining our sustainability leadership programme say the course is professionally valuable to them.
- Across our programmes more than 90% of employee participants strongly agreed that the organisation they work for benefited as a result of their participation.
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