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Why Planet Mark?

We believe we must all work together to embrace sustainability. We work passionately with organisations to empower their people to halt the climate crisis and improve society in everything they do. And by working this way we will build a sustainable brighter future for us and our planet.

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What is Planet Mark?

The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification for every type of organisation, for real estate and for products. Our certification recognises continuous improvement, encourages action and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals who make a world of difference.

Through our certification, we can help your business to strengthen your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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How does it work?

We enable organisations and their people to positively transform society, the environment and the economy through measurement of their carbon and social data, using our unique three-step process: Measure, Engage and Communicate.

As a result of rigorous measurement, a commitment to improvement and engaging their stakeholders in the process, our members can communicate their progress with confidence, transparency and enthusiasm.

Our advisory services can also help your business to go beyond carbon measurement and reduction by supporting you to achieve net zero, Carbon Neutral or Climate Positive status.

We appreciate that Covid-19 has meant changes for your business. We have found ways to adapt your certification methodology to overcome these changes. You can find out more about our Covid-19 response here.

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A unique process
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Our robust three-step process to certification involves measuring our members’ impact, helping them to engage their staff to drive change; and giving our members the tools to communicate their progress.

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FAQ

What does a sustainability certification for business mean?
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The Planet Mark Business Certification is a recognised symbol of sustainability progress. It demonstrates a business’ commitment to measuring and reducing their carbon emissions, ultimately contributing to their environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The certification means that you can report your progress to stakeholders with confidence.

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What are the sustainability requirements to achieve certification?
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You receive Planet Mark certification once carbon emissions have been verified. You can also choose to measure your social value as a more holistic view of your global impact. You are able to renew and retain your Planet Mark through quantifiable reductions of carbon emissions on an annual basis after year one.

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What are the business benefits for holding a sustainability certification?
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A recognised sustainability certification gives businesses a competitive advantage and improves brand image. It can reduce costs and ultimately ensures a future-proofed business. It also helps to attract and retain talent as more employees are looking for ethically responsible workplaces. Combined, the benefits of holding a sustainability certification improves a business' triple bottom line covering profit, people, and the planet. The regenerative economy will support and reward those organisations that truly contribute to society and the planet.

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What is social value?
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Social value is the net social and environmental benefits generated by an organisation to society through its corporate and community activities. These are reported as financial performance. You can choose to measure your social value contributions alongside carbon measurement through Planet Mark, revealing your full sustainability story. Measuring your social value contributes to a strengthened environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria which is critical to long-term competitive success.

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How does a Planet Mark certification help with compliance reporting?
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A certification helps businesses to understand and integrate environmental standards into their wider sustainability strategy. Along with compliance to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 requirements, our certification helps your business to contribute to nine UN SDGs and addressing 19 SDG targets. Measuring your carbon emissions along with your social value contributions can strengthen you ESG strategy.

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Can you help with Carbon Neutral and Climate Positive commitments?
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Yes, as part of our advisory services we can support members to achieve Carbon Neutral status by offsetting any unavoidable emissions through projects around the world. To become Climate Positive, a holder must offset an additional 100% of emissions through Climate Positive projects.

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Can you help us to reach net zero?
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Yes, our ZeroBy30 programme goes beyond Planet Mark certification targets to setting absolute reduction goals to reach net zero carbon by 2030 through a transformational action plan.

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Our commitment to CHANGE

As you may notice, we have undergone an exciting refresh of our brand. We’ve dropped ‘The’ from our name, overhauled our logo, updated our website; among various digital transformation projects.  

As we rebuild from the Covid-19 pandemic and look towards a brighter future, we wanted our branding to have a more modern, fresher look. We want our Planet Mark certification to be something that our members will be proud to display; a symbol of inspiration that will encourage others to make a positive impact.

Crucially, who we are and what we stand for remains the same: we are simply building back better and hope that you will join us on this movement for change.

Join us as we empower change for a brighter future.

Steve Malkin
CEO and Founder, Planet Mark

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