Peace One Day

POD_logoMay 2011

I’d like to tell you about Ocado’s new partnership with non-profit organisation Peace One Day.

Whilst we’ve been working tirelessly over the last decade to create and build up our business, Peace One Day has successfully campaigned for the UN member states to unanimously support the creation of Peace Day (September 21st) – a day of global ceasefire and non-violence – and used that as a foundation to inspire people around the world to lay down their arms and seek peaceful resolution of their differences.

I honestly believe we can all make a difference – and that to shrug one’s shoulders and let apathy defeat us is no way to live. To that end we’re proud to be supporting Peace One Day’s important work.

To kick things off we’ve underwritten the latest edition of Peace One Day’s UK Citizenship Resource for schools, which launches fully this week. The resource aims to engage pupils (ages 11-16) with issues related to peace, non-violence and inter-cultural co-operation, using Peace Day as a focus.

There are currently 9,000 educators in over 172 countries using Peace One Day Education Resources. The organisation’s goal is to provide free resource materials to every school on earth, inspiring a generation to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world.

Peace One Day exists because of the passion and belief of one man, Jeremy Gilley – someone whose incredible organisation has much to give in the future, and who I also now consider a friend.

We hope that you, too, will be inspired to learn more. To find out how you can help to make September 21st an annual day of global unity, please visit, or become a fan on Facebook.

Jason Gissing
Ocado Co-Founder

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