SAN BRUNO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIX announced today that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Spearheaded by Atlassian, Rally, Salesforce and Tides, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, and 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.
ICIX, a cloud-based supply chain risk management company, joins an impressive network of entrepreneurs and companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. Long a leader in the move toward supply chain transparency, product safety and corporate social responsibility (CSR), ICIX is demonstrating a strong commitment to philanthropic leadership.
"We consider social philanthropy and corporate social responsibility goals to be central to our values and our mission," says David Marchand, CEO of ICIX. "Pledge 1% is a wonderful organization, inspiring and motivating corporate commitment and teamwork, to give something back and improve our communities."
One of the first programs for ICIX as a member of Pledge 1% focused on Project Night Night, an organization that provides homeless children 12 and under with backpacks containing a book, a blanket, and a toy to help provide comfort and familiarity during a difficult time in the children's lives. ICIX has already contributed backpacks and items for the organization, and employees have assembled them and written encouraging, individualized cards to the children for inclusion in the packs.
ICIX and Active Transparency™ help retail and consumer goods companies collaborate across trading partner networks to safeguard consumers, protect brands, build trust, and improve margins. More than 20,000 businesses are active members of the ICIX network, including leading retailers and manufacturers, their trading partners, and more than 50 testing, inspection, and certification companies.
"We are incredibly excited that ICIX has taken the pledge," said Amy Lesnick, chief executive of Pledge 1%. "ICIX can play a pivotal role in building this movement and promoting a new normal in which all companies—big and small—integrate giving back as a core value in their business."
ICIX solutions enable companies to safeguard consumers, protect their brand, and build trust – all while improving margins. The ICIX retail cloud network and applications bring unparalleled visibility and efficiency to the extended supply chain for product safety, compliance and corporate social responsibility. ICIX helps leading retailers and manufacturers to collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active Transparency™. For more information about the company and its portfolio of products, visit www.icix.com.
About Project Night Night
The mission of Project Night Night (www.projectnightnight.org) is to provide free Night Night Packages to homeless children from birth to pre-teen who need childhood essentials to have a concrete and predictable source of security and increased exposure to high-quality literacy materials during this time of upheaval. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal — all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag. Project Night Night works with tens of thousands of individuals each year who volunteer their time and talents to make our world a better place. Voted the "Best Children's Charity" by San Francisco Magazine, Project Night Night has emerged as a leading provider of nighttime comforts for homeless children.
About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% is an effort spearheaded by Atlassian, Rally, Salesforce and Tides to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product and employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.
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