Representing the property industry, the British Property Federation works to influence legislation and create the conditions in which the property industry can grow and thrive. The lobby group wants to ensure that it is an example and industry leader of positive change by measuring its own impact on the environment.
Understanding and measuring its carbon footprint is the first step in identifying ways to minimise its impact on the planet. Achieving Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. Over the next year, the British Property Federation will be working towards measuring and reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others.
Through Planet Mark, it will be protecting an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.
It will also be helping the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, the British Property Federation has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.