OCEAN BORN FOUNDATION

At the Ocean Born Foundation, we are 100% different.

We were founded in December 2020 to create new sources of sustainable revenue against climate change by focusing on the health of the ocean. We do this by bringing to market competitive products made with as little environmental impact as possible, while committing 100% of profits from its products, such as Ocean Beer, to initiatives dedicated to restoring and protecting the ocean. The Ocean Born brand and its products are endowments for the ocean.

At Ocean Born Foundation we do this recognising that we are interconnected with nature, and with each other, and that what we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves.

Our goal is to mitigate the adverse effects that we, as humans, are causing to our oceans. Climate change and rapid ocean deterioration are a fact. Doing something about it is a choice. We have made our choice to take part in this fight for our planet’s future.

WHY THE

OCEAN?

Planet Earth is the “blue planet”, an ocean planet. The majestic ocean supports and sustains every living species on the planet. We simply cannot survive without a healthy ocean. With every breath we take, with every drop we drink, we’re connected to the ocean. We and all living things depend on its vitality to support and sustain us. In addition to its beauty, therapeutic powers and recreational opportunities, the ocean does the following…

IT ALLOWS US TO BREATHE:

The ocean supplies 70% of the world’s oxygen.

IT’S ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST CARBON SINKS:

Around 25% of all CO2 emissions are absorbed by the ocean where they can be stored for millennia.

IT REGULATES OUR CLIMATE:

The ocean transports heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns.

IT FEEDS US:

The ocean is the number one source of protein for more than two billion people, making it a critical source of food. In addition to seafood, ingredients from the ocean are found in a surprising number of food and nutritional products.

IT IS HOME TO MUCH OF THE LIFE ON OUR PLANET:

Covering three-quarters of the Earth’s surface, containing 97% of the Earth’s water, and representing 99% of the living space on the planet by volume, the ocean is the world’s largest ecosystem. The ocean is home to nearly one million known species – and scientists estimate that 91% of ocean species have yet to be classified. There is an enormous untapped potential for scientific discovery.

IT IS CRITICAL TO OUR ECONOMY AND TRANSPORTATION:

The ocean is an important source of jobs and a major source of income. It contributes 2.5% of global GDP and provides employment to 1.5% of the global workforce. The ocean is the main mode of transport for world trade. With 90% of traded goods carried over the waves, it connects cities and countries around the world, driving economic activity and trade.

IT SUPPLIES US WITH MEDICINE:

Many medicines originate from the ocean, including ingredients that help fight cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

At the Ocean Born Foundation we support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As employers we subscribe to SDG8, as producers we give particular importance to SDG12, and our reasons for existing are to support SDG13 and SDG14, the latter the most underfunded of the SDGs.