“We CAN make A Difference”
Pay It Forward is the name of a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde, and subsequently the movie by Warner Bros. in 2000. These have spawned the Pay It Forward philosophy, which is spreading exponentially throughout the globe, even as we speak.
The Pay It Forward philosophy suggests “If someone does you a favour, something big, something you couldn’t do on your own, and instead of paying it back, you paid it forward to three people, and the next day, they each paid it forward to three more, and the day after, those 27 people each paid it forward to another 3, etc., etc., then in two weeks, that would come to just over 4.7 million people.” With these kinds of numbers, the world would soon start to change — for the positive!
We are one of the founding members of the Pay It Forward business initiative, which started in late 2001. The Business Initiative takes the P.I.F. concept a further step…. business helping business…. so if Business ‘A’ helps Business ‘B’ in a way that Business ‘B’ couldn’t help itself, then instead of paying Business ‘A’ back, Business ‘B’ would promise to Pay It Forward to 3 other companies.
Again, remembering that businesses are made up of individuals, those individuals by day, would be more sensitive to issues surrounding their suppliers, dealers, distributors, and customers, ready to lend a helping hand if appropriate. After work, by night, those individuals would continue to apply the Pay It Forward concept towards their families, friends, and others.
As a member of the Pay It Forward Business Initiative, we abide by a Code of Conduct that will govern our behaviour, as follows…
CODE OF CONDUCT for Participants in the Business Initiative