At Global Factor we decided to create the “Global Factor Initiative” to strengthen our goal to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This initiative aims to donate 1% of our annual turnover to Non-Profit Organizations that work towards achieving the SDGs.
On our path to choose an organization to donate to, we wanted to take into consideration the opinion of our team, clients, collaborators, and friends. In order to achieve this, we launched a public survey and the outcome turned out to be that humanitarian and environmental causes were of highest concern amongst the surveyed, thus the preferred area to receive support from the Global Factor Initiative.
One of the chosen organizations, considering the current European situation and the results to the survey, was Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF), in particular their “Emergency due to the conflict in Ukraine” project, which focuses on supporting the Ukrainian population both within the country and those that have fled to neighboring countries during this last month.
Global Factor’s contribution to the project is a donation that will help support the shipment of surgical kits, medicines, and medical supplies to different hospitals in Ukraine to avoid a stock out, as well as to provide training for Ukrainian health professionals in war medicine.
Shipments of basic necessities and protection against the cold weather conditions will also be sent to the Ukrainian population. Furthermore, due to the massive scale of the migration to neighboring countries such as Poland, Moldova or Slovakia, shipments will also be sent to them with the materials and products that they may need.
In addition, we also wanted to support an organization that focuses its efforts on environmental issues and supports SDG 13, Climate Action. With that in mind, we decided to collaborate with Fundación Lurgaia and its project in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve and the expected Undabaso Forest.
Global Factor’s contribution will help to add 5 hectares to the forest by planting 1,000 trees and bushes of native species during open volunteer days. Thanks to these actions, 330 tons of CO2 will be absorbed in the first 40 years. However, the objective for this forest is to last over time.
This year was the first year of the “Global Factor Initiative”, but not the last. The entire organization would like to thank the Global Factor team, clients, collaborators, and friends for the warm welcome and their engagement in this initiative.
Source: Global Factor.
Global Factor is an international group with 18 years of experience, specialised in offering global, original, and innovative solutions in the fields of climate change adaptation and mitigation, carbon footprint, sustainability, circular economy, renewable energies, climate neutrality and carbon markets. Global Factor has an interdisciplinary team with a presence in 8 countries and has participated in more than 2,000 projects for more than 700 public and private clients, international organisations and non-profit entities in 51 different countries.