- Escape 100's well-known campaign spotlights the top organisations to ‘escape’ to from traditional corporate careers, with great planet, people and mission policies
- The winners of The Escape 100 were chosen from 13,000 nominations and include social enterprise giants like Oddbox, OLIO, Too Good To Go & Moving Worlds
- The list comes at a time when consumers and job-seekers alike are shifting attention towards more planet-friendly, human, and purpose-led companies
JUST ONE Tree has been selected for The Escape 100, a well-known campaign highlighting the top purpose-led companies to ‘escape to’ in 2022!
Beating some 13,000 other company nominations, JUST ONE Tree has come out top thanks to our inspiring mission, positive impact and flexible working environment - ranking alongside social enterprise giants like Oddbox, OLIO, Too Good To Go, Moving Worlds and more.
"Life is short. Do work that matters to you."
The Escape 100 campaign was started by Escape the City. While on their mission to help 1,000,000 quit their corporate jobs and find work that matters to them and the world, they began to wonder: what actually makes an organisation different, forward-thinking, and impactful? They came up with a scoring system of 6 criteria (Impact, People, Mission, Planet, Innovation and B-Corp) to rank companies, including anonymous employee reviews - and ‘The Escape 100’ was born.
This campaign comes at a key moment in working history. Since the pandemic started, employees all over the world have been given time to think about what really matters to them, and are increasingly prioritising finding new meaningful, flexible and forward-thinking work environments (as reported by The Times). In Escape the City’s recent survey of 1500 job-seekers, 89% want a career with a clear sense of purpose (up from 71% in 2015), with 73% saying that their reflection time during the pandemic has made them re-evaluate their path. Furthermore, for 74% of professionals a flexible working location is the primary barometer they use when choosing a new role.
Dom Jackman, Founder of Escape the City, explained further: “The job market is still dealing with the impact of the pandemic, and jobseekers will have to work harder than ever to find opportunities that align with their values. This list has been designed to rank organisations on the metrics that really matter. What are they doing to save our planet? How do they look after their people? What problems are they solving? These are all things that jobseekers want to know in 2022, and we hope this list helps talented people discover interesting opportunities and organisations that they might not have found otherwise.”
JUST ONE Tree's CEO, Amanda Bronkhorst, commented on what the campaign means to the company: "I couldn’t be prouder that JUST ONE Tree has been recognised for both its impactful work and the culture we’re building around us. We’re still such a young organisation, so it’s a true reflection of the amazing team we have here. It’s only thanks to their combined passion, generosity and dedication that we’ve grown together into an award winning non-profit, and excitingly, having such an incredible impact on the planet."
Here's what some of the JUST ONE Tree team had to say:
Anita, JUST ONE Tree's Recruitment Honcho: "Who doesn't love what Amanda and JUST ONE Tree are achieving. This is such a vital cause, and the fact that we are growing at such a fast rate is proof that so many people believe in the same values and goals as we do."
Marleen, JUST ONE Tree's Operations Guru: "As an employee you are trusted to do the work. There is a mutual giving and taking, huge flexibility where you work and when you work as long as the job gets done. If all companies would recognise this as much as JUST ONE Tree the world we live in would be a much nicer place.
Sue, JUST ONE Tree's Schools Campaign Manager: "The CEO is passionate and inspiring and makes us all feel valued. There's a great atmosphere. We really are a team of fun people and everyone helps each other. They’re not just colleagues but become friends too."
Check out The Escape 100, 2022: Top purpose-led companies to ‘escape’ to in 2022 here to see our organisation’s ranking and read our employee reviews!
If you want to become part of the JUST ONE Tree team, then don't hesitate to get in touch.