We help visionaries and innovators improve how consumers interact with their brand. As part of our work with the leading brands of the world, we take our responsibility for our fellow man and our environment very seriously. From supporting the Black community (#Blacklivesmatter), to treading lightly on the planet, commercetools aims to do good as we go forward.

Our Major Corporate Initiatives

All the initiatives we support have been selected with purpose. Across commercetools globally, we dedicate time and resources to ensure that what we say here is truly what we do. We are proud to be a part of the organizations here and hope our work will inspire action.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We recognize the tremendous contribution of the Black community – and other minority communities – to our success and that of others. As part of our commitment to our community, to our country, and to our world to fight against racism and the causes and systems that support them, we pledge to:

  • Educate ourselves on the causes and systems that support racist ideologies
  • Work decisively and urgently to dismantle racist policies and systems wherever they exist
  • Speak up and speak out against all forms of racism and exclusion
  • Support Black led movements and organizations and to fund new initiatives within our own organization that support, empower, and elevate the Black community and all minorities

commercetools is made up of individuals from more than 38 countries and believes that this diversity makes us better global citizens and sends a powerful message to our employees, our clients and our partners that we are inclusionary and we are stronger together. We understand that the fight against racism is one that must be fought continually and actively and will continue to strive to do even more.

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Plant-for-the-Planet

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



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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