Alton Aviation Consultancy Joins the Pledge 1% Movement, Makes Commitment to Integrated Philanthropy
Alton Aviation Consultancy announced today that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit, or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.
Alton Aviation Consultancy has joined an impressive network of companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. Alton Aviation Consultancy has elected to contribute 1% of its revenue to Airlink, the rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that links airlines with nonprofits. In addition, Alton Aviation Consultancy has pledged to contribute 1% of its employee time to philanthropic efforts near Alton’s offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Beijing.
“Social responsibility and ethics have been core values of Alton Aviation Consultancy since our formation,” said Adam Cowburn, Managing Director of Alton Aviation Consultancy. “The Pledge 1% movement boasts an impressive roster of companies who have pledged to improve their global communities, and we are proud to join this distinguished group and formalize our commitment to giving back.”
“Through longstanding involvement in the aviation industry, Alton Aviation Consultancy’s consulting professionals have been familiar with Airlink since its establishment and impressed by its track record of rapidly delivering time-critical humanitarian relief personnel and cargo around the world in times of need,” said John Mowry, Managing Director of Alton Aviation Consultancy. “Airlink’s accomplishments through many global crises make us excited to pledge our financial support.”
“We are incredibly excited that Alton Aviation Consultancy has taken the pledge,” said Amy Lesnick, chief executive of Pledge 1%. “Alton Aviation Consultancy can play a pivotal role in building this movement and promoting a new normal in which all companies integrate giving back as a core value in their business.”
“Alton Aviation Consultancy is not only the first company from the aviation and aerospace industry to join the Pledge 1% movement, it is also the first company from the Pledge 1% movement to commit its financial resources to Airlink,” said Sandra Walter, Director of Development at Airlink. “Our donors provide critical financial resources that make our logistical preparation and coordination of rapid-response missions possible across an international framework. We are very appreciative of the support that Alton Aviation Consultancy has committed to Airlink.”
Airlink is a rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that connects nonprofits and the aviation sector to deliver disaster responders and supplies in the wake of natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
Today, Airlink’s network consists of more than 40 commercial and charter airlines and 80 international nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Since its inception in 2010, Airlink has worked with its partners to respond to a number of rapid-onset disasters, including the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, Hurricane Sandy and numerous tornadoes in the US, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and the Ebola crisis in West Africa. In addition, Airlink’s airline partners have assisted many organizations in addressing ongoing issues in the developing world, such as access to clean water, food, shelter, medical aid, and education. Airlink and its airline partners have transported almost 5,000 responders and more than 3,000,000 pounds of relief cargo in support of a broad range of humanitarian initiatives.
Conceptualized in 2009, Airlink was established by aviation professionals serving within the ISTAT Foundation with the express purpose to facilitate a broad partnership between commercial aviation and nonprofit community. The intent of our founders was to utilize available commercial aviation capacity to support NGOs in their humanitarian relief efforts – all at relatively low cost to the airlines and nonprofits. To learn more, please visit www.airlinkflight.org.
About Alton Aviation Consultancy
Alton Aviation Consultancy is a specialist advisory firm dedicated to serving the aviation and aerospace industries. Alton was founded by seasoned aviation industry executives who are globally recognized for their thought leadership, quantitative analytics, and innovative solution development. Clients trust the Alton Aviation Consultancy team to deliver the objective, data-driven guidance and insight required to inform their business strategies, allocate capital, prioritize resources, and manage risk.
With offices in New York, Dublin, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo, Alton Aviation Consultancy’s engagements span the aviation and aerospace value chain to include commercial, financial and technical aspects. Typical projects include strategy and business plan development, operational performance improvement, and transaction support. Clients include airlines, manufacturers, MRO and aftermarket service providers, lessors, and the broader financial and investment community. To learn more, please visit www.altonaviation.com.
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.