Our story

Since our launch in 2013, the Planet Mark community has grown exponentially but our mission has remained the same: to build a sustainable, brighter future for us and our planet.

Our journey

2013

In 2013, Steve Malkin, CEO and founder of Planet Mark, and Sir Tim Smit KBE, co-founder of Eden Project, launched The Planet Mark. Their shared belief in working together to embrace sustainability laid the groundwork for Planet Mark’s mission.

2014

The Planet Mark Advisory Panel is established as a critical guide to the Planet Mark Code of Practice.

2015

The Paris Agreement aimed at keeping climate change below 2°C is approved by consensus.

2016

Our partnership with Cool Earth is announced, meaning that every Business Certification includes rainforest protection.

2017

We began measuring and reporting on our own Social Value in preparation for the UK-wide pilot programme.

2018

Certification aligns with the UN SDGs. Social value measurement is launched for members.

2019

Our ZeroBy30 Programme is launched, helping organisations create a pathway to net-zero carbon by 2030.

2020/21

2020 marked the first year in the crucial Decade of Action. To further support our members, we began a digital transformation programme.   In 2021 we launched a rebrand which reflects the next exciting stage of Planet Mark but as always, our mission has remained the same.

Our background


Planet Mark CEO and Founder Steve Malkin and Co-Founder of Eden Project Sir Tim Smit KBE began Planet Mark as a truly effective, people-driven sustainability certification for any organisation of any size, in any sector, anywhere in the world. The relationship with Eden Project remains etched into our culture.

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PlanetMark today


We have continuously been improving and adapting our certification to meet our members’ needs. To help companies show their place in our global community, we began to measure contributions to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We have also brought in expertise in engagement, communications, strategy setting, reporting, compliance, offsetting and lifecycle assessments.

Our membership has grown exponentially too. We have certified over 800 organisations in every sector who are making progress for the planet and society. We work closely with our members to learn and grow.

With a growing team of over 30 we are a passionate bunch who want to help organisations create a thriving planet. We look forward to the work we need to do having committed to the Decade of Action.

Our shared vision

We aim to make Planet Mark the most easily internationally-recognised sign of progress in sustainability.  

We believe that we must all work together to halt the climate crisis and embrace sustainability, and Planet Mark members share this common purpose.

When you see an organisation that is Planet Mark certified, you know they are driving continuous positive change through their actions, people and reach.

We welcome you to join us in the movement for change.

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Our team


We are full of passion and optimism so that we can help you create a thriving planet.

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Our values

Ambitious

Our vision of a thriving planet requires big ambition and urgent action.

Collaborative

We are united by our common purpose and join forces to make a positive difference.

Optimistic

Our positive outlook allows us to drive passion and enthusiasm in others.

Robust

We apply rigor to everything we do so we may speak with confidence and authenticity.

Transformative

We embrace change as we transform ourselves and the world around us.

Our partners

Together we are stronger