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Business Partnerships

Businesses partner with TOP to protect the orangutans and their natural habitat, whilst helping to make positive changes to the world. It’s something you, your company and employees can all share in. Our business partners often work with us as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program, which can be tailored around your individual organisation’s requirements.

Why Protect Endangered Species?

A threat to orangutans is really a threat to us all. Their native home in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra may seem far away but its preservation is critical in maintaining a fundamental balance of eco-systems that affect the world.

Carbon emissions from the wholesale destruction of the forest contribute to global warming. The remaining forest is threatened with drought or fire as a result of the changing ecosystem and so the danger is exacerbated.

The challenge to save orangutans (who share 97% of our DNA) provides a unique opportunity to promote and communicate critically important conservation and environmental issues.

What Can Your Organisation Do?

Become an Orangutan Project Partner. Your contribution will make a difference. You can choose the level of sponsorship that suits your budget and know that you are supporting important work including:

  • Caring for orphan orangutans through our adoption program
  • Rehabilitating and releasing orangutans into safe rainforest areas
  • Conserving and restoring areas of high conservation importance
  • Protecting the forest from illegal land clearing through our Safeguard program
  • Funding research into effective management strategies for orangutans in the wild

Orangutan Friendly Accreditation for Partners

The Orangutan Project applauds companies that sell or manufacture products that do not contain palm oil. Organisations that choose to not use palm oil as an ingredient in their products not only safeguard orangutan and endangered species' habitat, but offer a clear advantage over competitor products for today's informed consumers.

More information on the threat of palm oil to endangered species can be found here.

The Orangutan Project offers Orangutan Friendly Product labelling for organisations who are seeking to promote the fact that its products are palm oil free. This accreditation from The Orangutan Project demonstrates to consumers that labelled products do not harm orangutans or contribute to the destruction of the species' habitat.

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Criteria

To gain 'Orangutan Friendly Product' endorsed by The Orangutan Project, an organisation must certify that it uses no palm oil in any of its products that comes from the islands of Borneo or Sumatra. We acknowledge that palm oil plantations set up on any land will have likely displaced natural habitat, however this is true of all permanent forms of agriculture.

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The Orangutan Project Business Partnership Program

Level 1: Green Partner

Contributions between $750 and $1,999

  • Certificate of acknowledgement.
  • Partnership listing and link on TOP website.
  • Use of TOP Partner logo on your company material.
  • Mention and link on TOP social media accounts (facebook/twitter).

Level 2: Orange Partner

Contributions between $2,000 and $4,999

  • Certificate of acknowledgement.
  • Partnership listing and link on TOP website.
  • Use of TOP Partner logo on your company material
  • Mention and link on TOP social media accounts (facebook/twitter).
  • eNewsletter mention and link

Level 3: Canopy Partner

Contributions between $5,000 and $9,999

  • Certificate of acknowledgement.
  • Partnership listing and link on TOP website.
  • Use of TOP Partner logo on your company material.
  • Mention and link on TOP social media accounts (facebook/twitter).
  • eNewsletter feature story on your organisation and website link.
  • Complimentary adoption of an orphan orangutan in your company’s name.

Level 4: Cheek Padders*

Contributions between $10,000 and $19,999

  • Framed Certificate of acknowledgement.
  • Partner’s logo and link on homepage and TOP supporters page
  • Use of TOP Partner logo on your company material.
  • Mention and link on TOP social media accounts (facebook/twitter).
  • eNewsletter feature story on your organisation and website link.
  • Complimentary adoption of 2 orphans in your company’s name.
  • Complimentary invitation to state events (limited to max value of $400).
  • Speaker from TOP at a chosen company event.
  • Orangutan Odyssey tour to Borneo or Sumatra ex Jakarta.
  • $200 worth of Orangutan Odysseys travel vouchers for your staff
  • Group travel discounts for orangutan tours for your additional team members

* Cheek Padders are mature male orangutans who display large cheek pads.


Level 5: Gold Partner

Contributions between $20,000 and $49,999

  • Framed Certificate of acknowledgement
  • Partner’s logo and link on TOP homepage & Supporters page.
  • 2 x Orangutan Odysseys tours to Borneo or Sumatra ex Jakarta
  • $400 worth of Orangutan Odysseys travel vouchers for your staff
  • Group travel discounts for orangutan tours for your additional team members
  • Use of TOP Partner logo on your company material.
  • Mention and link on TOP social media accounts (facebook/twitter).
  • eNewsletter feature story on your organisation and website link.
  • Complimentary adoption of 3 orphans in your company’s name.
  • Complimentary invitation to state events (limited to max value of $400).
  • Speaker from TOP at a chosen company event.

Level 6: Platinum Conservation Partner

Contributions of $50,000 and more

  • Framed Certificate of acknowledgement
  • Partner's logo and link on TOP homepage & Supporters page.
  • 2 x Orangutan Odysseys custom or group tour to Borneo or Sumatra ex Australian capital cities
    with TOP President and orangutan expert Leif Cocks as your tour host
  • $600 worth of Orangutan Odysseys travel vouchers for your staff
  • Group travel discounts for orangutan tours for your additional team members
  • Use of TOP Partner logo on your company material.
  • Mention and link on TOP social media accounts (facebook/twitter).
  • eNewsletter feature story on your organisation and website link.
  • Complimentary adoption of 5 orphans in your company's name.
  • Complimentary invitation to state events (limited to max value of $400).
  • Speaker from TOP at a chosen company event.

What You Receive in Return

Our business partners receive a range of benefits plus gifts and certificates that can be distributed amongst staff to make them aware of the company’s contribution. As you know, workplace involvement in socially responsible programs like TOP can be a great morale booster for staff, especially if they can participate too. We’d be happy to make suggestions on how your staff can raise funds and contribute in their own right, or even visit some of the TOP projects in Borneo or Sumatra via our tour partner programs.

If you have any further questions, please contact us or call 1300 RED APE (1300 733 273)