Global real-time payments platform Volt has forged a partnership with embedded sustainability fintech company ekko to empower consumers and retailers in the battle against ocean plastic pollution.
Through this collaboration, ekko stands to gain significant advantages by integrating into Volt’s global real-time payments network, connecting with transactions spanning the UK, Europe, and Brazil.
When consumers select Volt as their payment method at the checkout, they have the opportunity to take an active role in removing a plastic bottle from the ocean before witnessing a real-time counter tracking the number of bottles removed.
The counter increments immediately upon completing the payment, showcasing the immediate environmental impact and enabling merchants to illustrate their commitment to sustainability.
Jordan Lawrence, chief growth officer and co-founder of Volt, said: “I am incredibly excited by what this partnership will bring. The environment is very close to my and Volt’s heart, and solutions like ekko’s help to make the real difference that we believe our sector should strive to do.
“Combining real-time payments with real-time environmental capabilities is the perfect marriage; I’m thrilled for Volt users to gain an accurate representation of the difference they’re making to the planet.”
While, Oli Cook, CEO and co-founder of ekko, also added: “We have an incredible role to play in fighting the climate crisis, as financial services impact nearly everything we do. We have an opportunity to mobilise people and businesses from every walk of life to do good and to make environmentally friendly choices.
“Working with Volt allows us to expand the horizons of our offering, reaching customers across the world and ultimately increasing support for environmental causes by bringing our real-time tracking capabilities to payments worldwide.”