Our goal is to develop eCommerce solutions for visionaries and innovators whose digital commerce needs to be modernized. No matter how enthusiastic we are about our idea, we do not want to lose sight of the responsibility we have for our environment.
Our heart does not only beat for eCommerce
We desire conscientious use of our resources and know that economic, ecological and social activities interact. This is why we are committed to resource efficiency and sustainability. For one thing, this means that we promote environmentally conscious practices in our offices worldwide. And secondly, we provide financial support to institutions that pursue a mission we believe in.
We are committed to the environment and education
All the initiatives we support have been selected with care. These organizations are backed by people with sound visions. We are proud to accompany them on their journey and hope that they will inspire many more supporters with their ideas.
An unbelievable but true story: In 2007, 9-year-old Felix Finkbeiner founded the child and youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet. His vision is for children around the world to plant a million trees and thus achieve the CO2 balance that adults always talk about. He introduces this idea to the world. He addresses decision-making bodies such as the European Parliament and the United Nations and creates academies where children teach other children and empower each other to become ambassadors for climate justice. After only three years, children from Germany are planting the one millionth tree together with Ministers of the Environment from Germany, Denmark, Canada, Mexico and Turkey. In 2018, representatives from 30 companies, NGOs and celebrities signed the Trillion Tree Declaration with the aim of planting 1,000 billion trees.
Why commercetools supports Plant-for-the-Planet
“We were thrilled by the thought that a nine-year-old could make so much difference. Just believing in a better world can move mountains – or plant millions of trees in this case. With financial contribution from commercetools, trees are continuously planted on the foundation’s own land on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico – you can see it on our tree counter. We also support the implementation of academies and the support of trained climate ambassadors.”
– Dirk Hoerig, CEO and co-founder of commercetools
Time Is Now Foundation
During a stay in Spitsbergen, founder Marte Visser realized that climate change must be stopped. It was there that she saw the devastating effects of global warming on the Arctic climate with her own eyes. Back in the Netherlands, she convinced social entrepreneur Yvonne Lang to support her in setting up the foundation. Their mission: to create a paradigm shift for a better society. For them, education is the key to this change, because a sustainable society is only possible if there is a change in people’s minds. This is why they are working on making sustainability a subject in secondary schools in the Netherlands. Students are encouraged to help shape the future of their planet on the basis of sustainable thinking.
Why commercetools supports the Time Is Now Foundation
“The message and vision of the Time is now foundation really appealed to us because we believe that early education of children about sustainability issues is crucial for the future. It is therefore a matter of urgency for us to support the foundation in creating a stronger sustainability awareness for the next generation.”
– Steven Fockema Andreae, Head of Sales Western Europe of commercetools