Upright Pledges 1% of all sales to Environmental Causes

Upright and 1% for the Planet logos on a image of oat fields


BRANFORD, CT (JANUARY 13, 2023) -  Upright Foods Inc. joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support environmental organizations focused on the environment. 

“We joined 1% for the Planet because our company was founded on the idea that business can be a force for good. Upright's mission is to make delicious foods that are better for people and our planet. Environmental sustainability is one of our core values. Our instant oatmilk products are already making an impact by emitting around 16% less carbon than conventional oatmilks since we're not shipping or refrigerating water, and our 1% for the Planet membership will help us make further, tangible strides towards our a better future,” says Betty Tang, Founder of Upright.

"Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We're excited to welcome Upright to our global movement," says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.

By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $300 million to support approved Environmental Partners around the globe. Environmental Partners are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of Environmental Partners worldwide are currently approved.

About Upright

Upright is a consumer goods company on a mission to make delicious foods that are better for people and our planet. Their first product is a high-protein instant oatmilk as nutritious as dairy – without the unwanted allergens or environmental impact. Each cup packs 2x the protein of other oatmilks while staying free of major allergens, oils, and gums. Available in three delicious, creamy flavors: original, vanilla, and chocolate, Upright’s instant oatmilk is ready whenever and wherever: just add water!

Learn more about Upright at uprightoats.com

Join the Upright community on Instagram: @uprightoats

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We inspire businesses and individuals to support Environmental Partners through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our business members and individual members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to our approved Environmental Partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and Environmental Partners working toward a better future for all. 

Look for our logo to purchase for the planet, learn more and join at onepercentfortheplanet.org.