Thursday 18 November marked not only the final stop on the Zero Carbon Tour but also the 2021 Planet Mark Awards – an evening where we celebrate excellence across sustainability, from carbon reduction, supply chain engagement and social responsibility. It is an evening to celebrate the Planet Mark members who are tackling the global challenges of our time with passion, commitment and innovation.
In addition to hearing from Planet Mark Founder and CEO Steve Malkin, we also heard some inspiring talks from Jon Geldart, Director General at the Institute of Directors and Clare Shine, Director and CEO of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
We want to extend a big congratulations to all finalists and winners, and a big thank you to all sponsors, the judging panel, guest speakers and, of course the Planet Mark members who are continuously working towards a brighter future.
The evening wouldn’t have been possible with the Planet Mark Award sponsors VolkerWessels UK, Prologis, Stephen George + Partners, Fora, GLP, Womble Bond Dickinson, Bourne Leisure, City Electrical Factors, Mental Health Charter, Lambert Smith Hampton, Tre Office, SKCI, Whirlpool and TENZING.
This year, our members saw an average reduction of 24% in absolute carbon emissions – an incredible achievement that has more than surpassed the 2030 emissions targets. As we get deeper into this critical decade, the need to take action is even more urgent, so it is a pleasure to see the resolve of our community to deliver positive impacts for society and the environment. We love what we do, we love our community, and we thank everyone for sharing their time last night.
Now we must carry that momentum forward to accelerate the transition to net zero in this critical Decade of Action. The time is now for every person, organisation and authority to take decisive actions that will take back our climate. We invite you all to join us in setting a net zero target. No matter what stage in your net zero journey you are on, from committing to a target to creating the action plan needed to get there, we’re here to support you.
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Data Quality and Collection
This category, Sponsored by GLP, is awarded to the organisation achieving the highest percentage data quality score in 2020, accounting for revelance of boundary, data completeness, transparency, accuracy and consistency in reporting.
Winners: Fooditude, GreenZone Cleaning Support & Services, NHS Homerton, Royal Warrant Holders Association, Winch Design.
Absolute Carbon Reduction
This award, sponsored by Tre Office, is for the business that made the greatest percentage reduction in absolute carbon in 2020.
Carbon Reduction by Intensity
This award, sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton, celebrates the organisation which achieved the greatest percentage in carbon reductions per employee in 2020.
Winner: The Marketing Store.
This award, sponsored by the Mental Health Charter, shines a light on the best example of an internal initiative that galvanised your employees to play a leading role in your sustainability programme.
Winner: Return on Investment Ltd.
This award, sponsored by Fora Space, recognises the best example of an initiative or project that the company has set up and run, or participated in, to help the local community.
Supply Chain Engagement
This category, sponsored by Whirlpool, rewards the best example of an initiative or project that integrates their supply chain in their sustainability programme.
Winner: One + All.
This award, sponsored by Tenzing, celebrates the best example of a business’ public transparency in its sustainability progress.
Winner: Impress Print Services.
This award, sponsored by SKCI, is to celebrate the best example of a purposeful campaign, centred around an important sustainability issue aimed at their customer or wider sector.
Winner: Royal Warrant Holders Association.
This award, sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson, is for an individual who has made a great impact in their business, sector or community by persuading others into action by virtue of their authenticity, reach and determination.
Winner: Pamela Stathaki from The Marketing Store.
This award, sponsored by City Electrical Factors, celebrates an individual whose tireless work has positively impacted the progress of sustainability in the business.
Winner: Russel Blunt from City and Essex.
Sponsored by Bourne Leisure, this award rewards the best example of a business that has embraced all aspects of the three-step programme – Measure, Engage and Communicate, in their reporting year end 2020, for organisations who joined in 2020.
Winner: EllisKnight International Recruitment.
Sponsored by Prologis, this award, like the Newcomer award, recognises the best example of a business that has embraced all aspects of the three-step programme – Measure, Enagage and Communicate – in their reporting year end 2020 but for organisations who joined before 2020.
Winner: Impress Print Services.
Planet Mark Achiever Award
This award recognises organisations that have reached five years of holding Planet Mark certification
Winners: Benniman Construction Group, Laindon Park School, Low Carbon Europe and PT Softek Indonesia.