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Planet Mark announced as Partner of UN-backed Race to Zero Campaign

We are thrilled to announce that The UN High-Level Climate Champions, Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Munoz, have appointed Planet Mark as the first sustainability certification partner of the UN-backed Race to Zero Campaign.

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Claire Walmsley-Moss
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Race to Zero is the UN-backed global campaign rallying non-state actors – including companies, cities, regions; as well as financial, educational, and healthcare institutions – to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, fairer zero carbon world in time. This partnership reinforces our commitment to the campaign’s overarching goal of halving emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions as soon as possible. 

Nigel Topping, UN High Level Climate Champion for COP26:  “We are delighted to have Planet Mark join as the latest partner of Race to Zero, working closely to support businesses of all sizes to set credible plans to reach rigorous net zero targets. By providing tangible, concrete actions to reach net zero, Planet Mark is accelerating our collective efforts to deliver a healthier, fairer zero-carbon world in time.”

All members of Race to Zero are committed to the same overarching goal: reducing emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets. This is guided by a set of procedural criteria known as the Four Ps:  Pledge, Plan, Proceed, Publish, aimed at galvanising participants on their net zero journey. 

Andrew Griffiths, Director of Community and Partnership at Planet Mark: “We are delighted to be an official partner of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, the world’s largest coalition of organisations committed to reducing their carbon emissions across all scopes in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.  This places Planet Mark alongside an exclusive group of less than ten organisations to have been made official partners for supporting businesses.  Our pledge is to amplify the critical message to businesses that the climate crisis requires urgent action.  Collectively we need to do more, and we are committed to supporting businesses in realising their net zero plans and ambitions to take them over the finishing line, going beyond making the pledge.”

Aligning with the campaign, our Zero Carbon Tour is designed to reinforce the Four Ps by highlighting how businesses can set their own credible net zero carbon targets in line with Race to Zero’s rigorous minimum criteria and implement plans to achieve them.  Our commitment is to support companies by enabling them to make year on year carbon reductions and support them in reaching net zero targets through their suite of Zero Carbon Solutions, while unlocking huge business benefits in the process, from increased efficiencies and reduced costs to attracting and retaining the best talent.  

As part of the Tour we have created a virtual pledge wallwhere businesses can sign up and display their commitments to reaching zero carbon emissions from which we will continuously update the Race to Zero team with the net zero signatories.  

As a partner, any organisation that pledges a net zero carbon target with Planet Mark automatically joins the Race to Zero and is allowed to make use of assets and resources associated with the campaign to inspire others to join.  We hope businesses across the UK will join us in setting ambitious net zero carbon targets for their company and join the rapidly growing community of thousands of organisations committed to creating a brighter future for all.

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