Low Carbon Europe are pleased to announce that we have become the first Associate Partner of the Planet Mark™ in the latest step to expand the reach of the internationally-recognised certification programme.

The Planet Mark™ in partnership with the Eden Project
The Planet Mark™ is an internationally-recognised and trusted sustainability certification programme recognising commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. It’s partnered with the iconic Eden Project to put climate change and the environment at the top of the business agenda. Its mission is to empower organisations and their people to make year-on-year progress on sustainability.

The Planet Mark™ programme makes sustainability easy, leaving your organisation free to enjoy all the benefits and opportunities. The certification is a complete package, combining robust measurement, employee engagement and communications. We work closely with you to ensure that The Planet Mark works for you and helps meet your needs. Typically, Planet Mark-certified organisations cut their carbon footprint by 5% per employee per annum against a 2.5% target.

What is The Planet Mark™?
“The Planet Mark™ simplifies sustainability and delivers quantifiable social, environmental and financial benefit for every business.” Steve Malkin, founder, The Planet Mark™
The Planet Mark™ is awarded to organisations, properties, new developments and projects that are committed to reducing their carbon emissions. Its unique 3-step programme develops knowledge and communication skills so as to embed sustainability within organisations.

Each year, we will help you:
1. Measure your carbon footprint and environmental performance
2. Engage your employees and suppliers to help drive improvements
3. Communicate your achievements through our toolkits, promotional materials and marketing channels.
You’ll receive:

1. Certificate and Report, including a carbon footprint analysis
2. Free tickets to Eden Project – a small proportion of every Planet Mark Certificate is invested in Eden Project to support education on climate change and help organisations improve their sustainability performance
3. A pledge from us to protect an acre of rainforest through the award-winning charity Cool Earth.

Corporate Sustainability
The aim of the Planet Mark™ Certification Programme is to ensure every organisation grows economically by improving its environmental and social performance. Through rigorous carbon footprint measurement and reporting, The Planet Mark™ provides assurance that an organisation is addressing its corporate sustainability impact meaningfully. The programme builds employee and stakeholder engagement and creates positive environmental and social change. Uniquely, it develops knowledge and communication skills so as to embed sustainability within organisations.

The Planet Mark™ Certification
The Planet Mark™ programmes makes sustainability easy, leaving your business free to enjoy all the benefits and opportunities. The certification is a complete package, combining robust measurement, employee engagement and communications. We work closely with you to ensure that The Planet Mark™ works for you and helps meet your needs.

The Planet Mark™ for Business
This programme focuses on business operations and associated carbon emissions in organisations of all sizes typically making savings of 5% per employee per annum.

The Planet Mark™ for Properties
Engaging tenants and occupiers to help lower costs and carbon, this programme can measure carbon in common parts of a multi tenanted building or an entire property.

The Planet Mark™ for New Developments:
The New Developments certification is for new builds. It includes an LCA and considers both embodied and operational carbon as well as the engagement of suppliers and the community.

Low Carbon Europe’s Executive Director, Doug Bailey, has stated: “This is a very exciting time for us, as we will now be able to offer The Planet Mark™ accreditation to our clients which further demonstrates our commitment to helping clients reduce their environmental impact and save money at the same time, furthermore now they will be able to achieve an accreditation that is growing in stature and recognition across the business community.”

“The aim of the Associates Programme is to fast-track the expansion of The Planet Mark™ in the UK and internationally and we are thrilled that Low Carbon Europe has joined the programme. They are experts in their field and we are excited about the prospect of them taking The Planet Mark™ into new sectors, including healthcare” said Sarah Gillett, Head of Partnerships for The Planet Mark™.

The Planet Mark™ was founded three years ago and to date has certified over 100 organisations large and small.

To find out how Low Carbon Europe can help your organisation achieve the environmental, financial and corporate benefits associated with Planet Mark™ certification, please contact:
Low Carbon Europe
T: 01273 666390
E:james@group-gk.com