Collective impact

Our Impact Report highlights the combined achievements of the organisations and their people who are committed to positive action. Here are some of the highlights from our 2020 report.

Our commitment

We are committed to helping you achieve your sustainability goals. On average, Planet Mark certified businesses make a 12% cut in absolute carbon emissions per year, 16% carbon saving per employee per year through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement. 99% of our members achieve their targets in order to renew their certification year-on-year. 

Measure

We've created real change through our carbon reductions

At Planet Mark, we believe that to enact real change and drive change at scale for a thriving planet we must begin with a clear understanding of our total impact on the world.

We do this through measuring tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent; as well as Social Value contributions for our members who want to add this for a more holistic overview of their impacts. We ensure that every certification sits on a foundation of data that is accurate, clear and robust.

The Covid-19 crisis that emerged in 2020 illustrated how interconnected the world is, and the domino effect that is activated when one element in this system is damaged.

We are immeasurably proud that our growing community of members chose to increase their resilience, adaptability and preparedness throughout 2020.

Collective impact
Average social value contribution per employee for members who measured Social Value

£15,977

Total tonnes of CO2e saved through our Business Certification

159,688C02e

Tonnes of CO2e saved through our New Development Certification

34,847C02e

Total New Development Certifications

75

Engage

a strengthened community of members

Employees are the key to achieving sustainability goals. Our engagement experts help motivate employees to change behaviour, innovate and take ownership of solutions.

As the world of business became more accustomed to virtual events in 2020, we adjusted the mechanisms by which our workshops and seminars were delivered.

As the impacts of Covid-19 took hold in 2020, our community of members was strengthened and bound even tighter.

Collective impact
Tickets to Eden Project given through our Business Certification

1,488

Acres of rainforest protected through Cool Earth and our Business Certification

124

Total school certifications to date through our New Development Certification

53

School workshops completed through our New Development Certification

7

School workshop attendees through our New Development Certification

563

Total participants to our engagement workshops and seminars

2,000

Communicate

We are sharing our members' achievements

It can be argued that sustainability is almost entirely a communication issue. We have the evidence to make a compelling case for action, we now need to tell our stories in truly engaging ways to inspire others, and change behaviors for good.

By basing each and every certification on a robust carbon measurement methodology, A Planet Mark certification allows members to speak with confidence, transparency and authenticity, and in doing so has become an international symbol of sustainability.

Collective impact
News stories published

37

Entries into our annual awards

58

Average number of SDGs reported

5

New LinkedIn followers

3,156

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