Protecting an Acre of Rainforest with The Planet Mark™ Certification
Low Carbon Europe are pleased to receive our Acre of Rainforest Certificate from The Planet Mark™. Our certificate has been awarded in recognition of our commitment to sustainable improvement through certification with The Planet Mark™, by protecting an acre of the world’s most endangered rainforest. This forms one of the many benefits associated with being Planet Mark-certified and enables us to showcase our ongoing ambitions to reduce the environmental impacts associated with our business activities.
Why pledge an Acre of Rainforest?
Deforestation contributes up to 20% global CO2 emissions.
The Planet Mark™ is partnering with Cool Earth, the award-winning charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction to protect an Acre of Rainforest for every new Business Certificate delivered.
Low Carbon Europe’s Acre goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru, whose livelihoods depend on the Amazon rainforest remaining standing. The Asháninka is Peru’s largest indigenous nation. Their territory is at extreme risk from illegal logging and coca trafficking. Cool Earth is working with 16 villages to form a protective shield for the adjacent National Park, making millions of acres of neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers.
What’s the impact of protecting An Acre of Rainforest?
- 240 trees protected
- Thousands of species sheltered
- 76,000 litres of water produced
- 260 tonnes of CO2 stored
A Positive Impact on Society and the Environment through the Eden Project
The Planet Mark™ also donates a proportion of revenue generated from every Business Certificate it delivers to its partner, the Eden Project, an educational charity that seeks to connect people with each other and the living world.
For Planet Mark-certified businesses, a percentage of certification fees contribute to enable the Eden Project to develop educational materials and workshops for school children and young people, as well as professional development training programmes.
Low Carbon Europe and The Planet Mark™ Partnership
As the first Associate consultancy partner of the Planet Mark™, Low Carbon Europe are able to support organisations in achieving full certification for Businesses, Properties and New Developments.
To find out more information on the environmental and financial benefits of certification with The Planet Mark™, contact one of our sustainability consultants today.