Our Impact

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Incorporating the essence of ‘business for good’ into figgle was important from the very start. It is not an add-on; it’s a genuine, heartfelt way to ensure that we connect our values with real impacts. These impacts have a positive effect on the lives of people around the world when you buy something from us. Each impact is aligned with at least one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals so every purchase provides important help to those that need it most.

There are two types of impacts: an automatic one and one you can select. This is how it works:

Firstly, the country you are in will determine the automatic 'local' impact we make on your behalf. Check out the impacts below.....

Customers in Australia

Every purchase in Australia* supports Indigenous Australian kids. To do that,

we provide up to 7 days of computer education to children in remote communities.

This impact gives young Indigenous Australians access to learning hubs. Many remote households don't have a computer or even a reliable power supply, so these learning hubs are the only chance for young people to develop their IT and English skills. With English being a third or fourth language, access to online resources reduces the linguistic, geographic and cultural isolation remote Aboriginal communities face. It enables them to stay in touch with relatives and supports self-directed learning, opening up employment and other future opportunities, while having fun developing their skills.

Spend up to AU$99 to give access to an e-hub learning centre for 1 day.
Spend between AU$100 and AU$199 to give 3 days of access.
Spend between AU$200 and AU$299 to give 5 days of access.
Spend over AU$300 to give 7 days of access.

* Includes where the paying customer is in Australia, or where delivery is in Australia and the paying customer is based elsewhere.

Customers in New Zealand

Every purchase in New Zealand* supports local at-risk kids. To do that,

we provide up to 7 days of education support to disadvantaged children.

This impact equips a financially disadvantaged child in New Zealand with the basic necessities to attend school. Your contribution includes providing these children who come from families struggling to make ends meet with a raincoat, warm socks, leather shoes, nutritious food and basic health items such as Band-Aids, tissues, hand sanitiser, nit treatment and feminine hygiene products. This encourages them to attend school regularly, helps them focus better during lessons which makes a positive impact on their academic achievement and their future.

Spend up to NZ$99 to give 1 day of educational support.
Spend between NZ$100 and NZ$199 to give 3 days of support.
Spend between NZ$200 and NZ$299 to give 5 days of support.
Spend over NZ$300 to give 7 days of support.

* Includes where the paying customer is in New Zealand, or where delivery is in New Zealand and the paying customer is based elsewhere.

Now it's your choice

Secondly, you get to choose where we make an additional impact on your behalf.

We want customers of figgle to create a ripple of impacts around the world, reaching people we can't otherwise reach in our day-to-day lives. Therefore, for every product you add to your basket, you can select your favourite from one of the following four projects and we'll make an additional impact on your behalf. The relevant sustainable development goal(s) the project is aligned with is shown too.

All of our impacts are reconciled at the end of each trading day (Brisbane time) so don't be surprised if you make a purchase and the 'impact' numbers on the homepage don't change straight away!

Provide access to a safe home for sexually abused children for a day in Nepal

When a child is sexually abused they experience physical, verbal and emotional neglect. The children are frequently blamed and the sexual abuse is often only the start of an ongoing cycle of further abuse. When victims of sexual abuse are rescued, they are brought to a safe house to help them heal - physically and mentally. A safe house for survivors of sexual abuse is like a therapeutic community in itself. When they come here, they feel some kind of relief. This comes from meeting children similar to them giving the safe house a truly significant role in their recovery process.

Provide access to a safe home for sexually abused children for a day in Nepal

Providing safe drinking water to a family in Cambodia for an entire year

Access to safe drinking water is the foundation for the issues of health, education, food, and livelihood. In Cambodia, a country of approximately 15 million people, there are more than nine million cases of diarrheal disease annually, estimated to cost the nation about $448 million a year. Providing safe clean drinking water is one of the easiest ways to combat these diseases.

Providing safe drinking water to a family in Cambodia for an entire year

Provide a week of meals for a girl rescued from human trafficking in India

The victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation are largely women and children. While many NGOs and government agencies work tirelessly to address these issues, the problem continues to exist. Save the Children India takes care of rescued survivors and helps them to recover from this traumatic experience. This project provides these girls with nutritious food that will further their development / healthy life. A typical nutritious meal includes lentil soup (dal), rice, Indian bread (roti), vegetables, eggs, and salad. Your impact will provide a week's worth of meals to rescued girls.

Provide a week of meals for a girl rescued from human trafficking in India

Plant one tree in Indonesia help rebuild orangutan habitats

The trajectory of forest loss in Indonesia is deeply alarming for orangutans and other primates. Between 2000 and 2010, the mean annual rate of deforestation for Kalimantan was 3,234 km² per year. The density of orangutans has declined by roughly 50% in the past 16 years driven by habitat loss and fragmentation as a result of illegal logging and clearing for agriculture. We'll help protect one of the world's last orangutan populations by adding a tree to the 150 hectares already replanted in the rainforest of Gunung Palung National Park, home to 3,000 endangered Bornean orangutans.

Plant one tree in Indonesia help rebuild orangutan habitats

The Global Impact of figgle (so far)

Why we chose to work with B1G1

A couple of years ago, I was introduced to B1G1 and was instantly drawn to its simplicity: changing lives every day by building habitual giving impacts into our everyday business activities. So when I created figgle, we immediately joined B1G1 and a community of more than 2,500 other businesses that had already made the commitment to do business for good.

B1G1 is a certified B Corporation ("BCorp") and by using a membership model, ensures that 100% of the contribution goes to the project of choice. Every project is aligned with one of the UNs 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and at figgle we've selected projects that align with the SDGs that mean something to us. In time, we'll change or add to the projects, broaden our impact against all of the SGDs and/or run campaigns where sales are aligned with a very specific SGD for a period of time to really maximise the impact.

B1G1 has the absolute goal of changing the world, and we are happy to support that vision and join their journey. We get something out of this too. For us it's a deeper sense of purpose and the satisfaction that through our little online business, we can help make positive impacts to people, communities and ecosystems around the world that feel out of reach during our normal day-to-day lives.