Our Founder and Managing Director Stephen Ford has a clear purpose to support People & Planet.
Due to his long history and connection to the water, Stephen is extremely passionate about Ocean Conservation. He wants to ensure we leave our planet in a state where future generations will be able to enjoy all of its beauty.
Through Fordable, we have the wonderful opportunity to support clients to put a roof over their heads, and with that, we also want to support the health of our ocean for all the beautiful animals whose home it is, as the ocean plays such a vital role in the health and wellbeing of our planet.
Fordable has made a commitment to Pledge 1% of the revenue received from home loan settlements towards two charities who are doing the job that we cannot. Those charities are:
Great Barrier Reef Legacy - A not-for-profit social enterprise created to address the urgent need to secure the long-term survival of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs world-wide.
Sea Shephard - An international, non-profit marine conservation organization that campaigns to defend, conserve and protect the world’s ocean.
This is the essence of our Values, to support others on their journey, which also aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 14 of protecting life below water:
- 14.2 - By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
- 14.4 - By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
If you love and care about the ocean as much as we do, we would love to connect and support you, while also supporting the people who are doing good for our ocean and planet.
Coral Species Adopted
Stephen Ford has been a member of his local surf club, volunteering as a lifesaver since 1993. He has been a trainer for the club, teaching bronze medallion courses and surf sports over the years.
In 2005 he became involved with the Bondi to Bronte Ocean swim, stepping into the role of Race Director in 2006. He continues this role each year, working with the committee in the pre-event planning, and on the day working with the volunteers and event personnel to deliver a safe event for the swimmers.
This event is the major fund raiser held to support the club, buying valuable lifesaving equipment to patrol the beach for the local community.