We’re donating profits to support a sustainable future

30th May 2022

The construction sector is thought to contribute to 50% of climatic change, 40% of water pollution, and 50% of landfill wastes*. And while the nature of our work means Agilité Solutions has some accountability in those figures, we’re working hard to become a more sustainable business, eventually reaching B-Corp status.

The impact we have on the oceans and our world’s water isn’t something that can be left unchecked, which is why we’ve been exploring ways in which we can offset some of that by supporting some very worthy causes.

Charity: Water

Our projects consume a lot of water, and we firmly believe everyone should have access to a clean resource. charity: water is a non-profit organisation bringing safe drinking water to people in developing countries – and we’re supporting one of its projects in Madagascar.

While the country’s rich biodiversity draws environmental and conservation attention, the people who live there are often overlooked. The island ranks 164 out of 189 countries on the 2020 Human Development Index, with over 77% of the population living below the income poverty line.

Our donation will fund a tap stand and piped water system, bringing H2O to approximately 100 people. This short video shares more about life in Madagascar, and you can read more about the charity, here: https://www.charitywater.org/uk.

The Ocean Clean Up

As a business, we know that we contribute to landfill. Therefore, it was important for  us to support an initiative which is helping to put that right.

This non-profit organisation is developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Based in the Netherlands, its ultimate ambition is to: “put ourselves out of business once the oceans are clean.” You can find out more about this initiative, here: https://theoceancleanup.com/.

Mangrove action project

Construction creates a vast amount of CO2, of which mangroves are significant consumer – and the Mangrove Action Project exists to preserve, conserve, and restore this vital ecosystem. We were impressed by the organisation’s grassroots, bottom-up approach to mangrove conservation and restoration issues.

MAP works through action, advocacy, and education to ensure that mangrove forests are healthy for current generations – as well as those to come. You can find out more about the project, here: https://mangroveactionproject.org/.

Agilité Solutions staff fund

What’s more, we’re also keen to support charities, projects, or initiatives that matter to our colleagues, and have ringfenced a pot of money to back their philanthropic interests, too – with no caveat around the type of support we provide.

The support doesn’t solely need to be financial, either – we’re happy to dedicate time to distribute supplies, support youth learning, clean-up campaign, or any other in-kind initiatives that matter to our team. Watch this space.

*according to research conducted by Bimhow.

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