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People and Planet First


Around the world there is a growing movement of enterprises that prioritize people and planet over private profit. They include social enterprises, cooperatives, fair trade enterprises, social businesses and others.


People and Planet First is a banner that unites this global movement. It provides a verification system that recognizes trusted country-based and global certifications, provides verification in countries where these do not exist, allows access to resources and strengthens collective advocacy.


We are proud to be an Official Verification Partner with People and Planet First.Together, as a global network of partners, we are all transforming business and building an economy for everyone to thrive, within the means of our living planet.


Do you qualify?


If you meet - or are working toward - the following 5 standards, yes!


Every business is different, the criteria allows for that.The verification process is simple and low-cost. We'll walk you through it.

5 Standards

>> Purpose: Exists to solve a social or environmental problem

>> Operations: Prioritises purpose, people, and planet over profit in operational decisions

>> Revenue: Has a self-sustaining revenue model

>> Use of Surplus: Reinvests the majority of any surplus towards its purpose

>> Structure: Chooses legal structures and financing that protect and lock-in purpose long term.

Why verification? Why now?

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>> Stand and be counted. Getting ourselves verified will allow us to show the power of our global movement and all of its diversity. Then, we can work together to change the current economic system in ways no single network can do alone.


>> Strengthen the message. Be recognized as a collective - a globally trusted group of networks and enterprises that all put People and Planet First.


>> Expand your markets. Collectively leverage more from buyers that purchase with purpose and access new market opportunities for our enterprises through social procurement, consumer awareness, and collective action.


>> Save on products and services. Aggregate free and discounted services and software from more supporter partners like TrustLaw and GrantStation.


>> Be seen. Get more visibility for all our enterprises through integrations with global platforms, such as the SAP Business Network.

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