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Envato’s 14th Birthday: Celebrate With Us!

Happy Birthday Enva-to Us! To celebrate our 14th birthday, we're looking back over the last year to share our top highlights and milestones...

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Posted 17 Aug 2020
Envato Birthday Sale

Over the last 14 years, millions of people around the world have visited Envato to buy and sell creative assets, complete creative projects, learn creative skills, and even make careers from their content. 

So, to celebrate Envato’s 14th Birthday, we thought we’d look back over the last 12 months and share our top highlights, accomplishments, and milestones with the ones that made it all possible – you!

So hold onto your party hats folks, because we’re taking a trip down memory lane to celebrate some of the most awesome things that happened at Envato over the last year…

01. We Became a BCorp

Envato Bcorp

Perhaps the most exciting milestone for Envato not just over the last year, but since we were founded 14 years ago, is that we became a Certified B Corporation

We’ve joined a community of more than 3000 B Corp-certified companies in 71 countries around the world – including fellow Australian companies such as CultureAmp, Sendle, Stone & Wood, and Bellroy. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. This was a massive milestone for all of us here at Envato, particularly for our passionate and dedicated CEO Collis Ta’eed.

“We have been looking for a benchmark to measure our company against, and a guidepost for us to develop ourselves to be the company we want to be,” said Collis. “The shareholders of Envato believe that businesses have a multifaceted role in society beyond just profit; when they’re at their best, they serve customers, staff, stakeholders and society, in addition to shareholders. As shareholders, leaders and people inevitably change, achieving B Corp certification ensures continuity of our commitment to both purpose and profit for many years to come.”

02. We Launched Template Kits

Here at Envato, we are all about iterating and innovating to make our products as fuss-free and efficient as possible. So this year, we launched Template Kits for Elementor – professional, code-free and cohesive website designs to streamline the web-building process. 

The easier, faster and more flexible way to create a WordPress website, Template Kits are pre-designed templates designed to go hand-in-hand with your WordPress page builder. Offering a little something for everyone with a wide variety of professional and cohesive website designs, Envato Elements Template Kits are entirely customizable and include a range of templates for everything from your homepage to your contact page – so you can get your WordPress website up and running in no time. 

If you’re not already on the Template Kits train, check out some of our Top 10 Elementor Template Kits of 2020 to get started!

03. We Celebrated the Envato Foundation’s 1st Anniversary

Envato Birthday Sale - Envato Foundation

A great milestone for a great cause; this year we were proud to celebrate the first anniversary of the Envato Foundation.

First formed in 2018 and launching with four partners in 2019, the Envato Foundation was established to support the development and education of Australia’s young Indigenous population, partnering with charitable organisations that focus on opportunity creation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

In its first 12 months, the Foundation pledged more than $700,000 to its four partnersGanbina, Yalari, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, and Indigitek – to cover programs for the next three to six years.

04. We Successfully Transitioned to WFH

Envato Birthday Sale - Remote Working

Making a milestone that no one could have ever predicted, this year, Envato transitioned to an entirely remote working environment during the global lockdown. Challenging the workforce like never before, the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing restrictions have pushed an increasing number of organisations to change their working environments to be more flexible. 

As one of the earliest and most successful adopters of flexible working conditions, working from home has always been at the heart of Envato’s work culture and environment. It’s not just about having a “work-life” balance at Envato; it’s about being able to build a life that you enjoy, having the power of choice over where you work and how.

A value built into the fabric of Envato’s culture in a way that makes it accessible to every employee – no matter their location or situation – this has certainly helped us not only adapt to the current conditions brought on by the global crisis, but also become a better company for the global creative community.

05. We Hit Major Milestones With Our Impact Report

Envato Birthday Sale - Impact Report

This year, Envato hit some major milestones with how our company positively impacts the world around us

At Envato, we are all about creating value for our customers and community. Our purpose is to not only further our company’s success, but our community’s success, and we’re always striving to align our core company values and operations with this purpose

Including delivering record payouts to our author community, the introduction of Envato Worldwide – Envato’s global conference or equivalent – and confirming Envato Foundation’s fourth charitable partner Indigitek, we’re incredibly proud of the positive impact that Envato has made over the last 12 months.

Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with us! It certainly has been a year worth celebrating. If you're looking for the afterparty, check out our Retro Design Trends and Mid Year Trend Review 2020 on the Envato Blog!