Greenpeace values and mission

We believe that a better world is not only possible, but that it’s already beginning. Thanks to thousands of committed individuals around the world, a greener and more peaceful future is in our sights.

Greenpeace activists inflate a hot air balloon that presents their G20 campaign slogan: Planet Earth First. The balloon drifts over Hamburg as a symbol for civil protests during the G20 summit, to raise awareness on climate and energy as well as social inequality and democracy issues.
Greenpeace Aktivisten fliegen einen Heissluftballon ueber Hamburg.
Der Ballon traegt die Botschaft: Planet Earth First. Kurz vor dem G20 Gipfel setzen die Umweltschuetzer ein Zeichen fuer gerechten Welthandel und konsequenten Klimaschutz, fuer soziale Gerechtigkeit und die weltweite Staerkung der Demokratie.

Our mission

Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. Therefore Greenpeace seeks to:- protect biodiversity in all its forms, – prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water, – end all nuclear threats, promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence.

Our core values

Personal responsibility and nonviolence. We take action based on conscience. This means we are accountable for our actions and take personal responsibility. We are committed to peacefulness; everyone on a Greenpeace action is trained in nonviolence.

Independence. We do not accept money from governments, corporations or political parties. Individual contributions, together with grants from foundations, are the only source of our funding.

Greenpeace has no permanent friends or foes. If your government or company is willing to change, we will work with you to achieve your aims. Reverse course, and we will be back. What matters isn’t words, but actions.

Promoting solutions. It’s not enough for us to point the finger; we develop, research and promote concrete steps towards a green and peaceful future for all of us.