Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.
Some people look at a forest, and all they see is lumber. But there are millions more who see a home, a heritage, a future. Around the globe, we are standing up for our communities, and we are holding governments and corporations accountable. Whether on the streets or at the ballot box, we hold the real power when we work together.
We want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection.
Commitment: Our mission for has been to use peaceful action to achieve positive change for the future of our planet.
Remaining free of vested interests: To guarantee our independence and integrity, we do not accept funding from companies or governments. We rely entirely on the support of individuals – such as you – who share our vision of a green and peaceful world.
Flexibility: Though tackling climate change is our over-arching top priority, we are also dedicated to saving forests, oceans, and ridding the world of toxic pollution, since we acknowledge that these environmental issues are all linked. We also adapt campaigns to the local context and situation.
Effective campaigns on issues that matter: The IDEAL framework (Investigate, Document, Expose, Act, Lobby) is the driving force behind our environmental campaigns.
Mobilising the public: The collective power of individuals is our not-so-secret weapon in making companies and governments do the right thing for nature and the environment. We ask people to add their voices, support and funds to give our campaigns the biggest possible impact.
Accountability: We are committed to the Accountable Now (formerly the INGO Accountability Charter) and its principles of Ethical Fundraising. We are accountable to our supporters, the public and regulatory bodies.
Transparency: Each year we produce an Annual Report, including audited financial statements by independent auditors, to provide an overview of our work and financial management so that you can see how your generous donations have been spent, and what we have achieved as a result.
Quality: All of our fundraisers are closely monitored when representing Greenpeace to recruit new donors and promote our environmental protection work. We have clear policies and fundraising principles. We continuously self-reflect, and aim to improve!
Having an engaged, involved, two-way relationship: Through supporter events, campaign talks, our supporter publication, e-newsletters, or calling you directly, we want to stay in touch with YOU!
We believe optimism is a form of courage. We believe that a billion acts of courage can spark a brighter tomorrow.
To that end we model courage, we champion courage, we share stories of courageous acts by our supporters and allies, we invite people out of their comfort zones to take courageous action with us, individually in their daily lives, and in community with others who share our commitment to a better, greener and peaceful future is our quest.
The heroes of our story are all of us who believe that better world is not only within reach, but being built today.
Rainbow Warrior Southeast Asia Ship Tour 2018
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Greenpeace has a mission for a green and peaceful world. Find out more about our organisation with the links below.