to the planet mark
Delta planning achieves certification
Town planning consultancy, Delta Planning leads the way in sustainable urban development
Solihull based consultancy; Delta Planning has been awarded The Planet Mark for achieving certification in sustainability.
This is Delta Planning’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting. It calculated the emissions of its Solihull office operations for the year ending August 2018 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Upon receiving certification David Green, Director, Delta Planning commented; “We are delighted to have secured our first year’s certification to The Planet Mark. This forms part of our commitment to minimise the impact of our business activities on the environment and helps us align ourselves closer to some of our core clients who seek to do the same. It also provides a clear focus for future efforts to reduce our carbon footprint as well as supporting the Eden Projects fantastic educational work and the Cool Earth rainforest protection project in the Amazon.”
Presenting the award, Steve Malkin, CEO and founder of The Planet Mark said; “Towns and cities face the challenge of balancing social and economic demands with the need for long-term sustainability. Delta Planning recognise that it is essential for the architecture and planning industry to show leadership in sustainability, operate responsibly and give greater peace of mind to their clients. They are in a unique position to facilitate this. The company’s commitment to reducing its carbon emissions in its operations and minimising its environmental impacts is to be applauded. We are delighted to award them The Planet Mark for the first time.”
Established in 2011, Delta Planning is a client focused independent town planning and development consultancy principally working across three core sectors –industrial/logistics, residential and education.
This is Delta Planning’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting with The Planet Mark. It calculated the emissions of its Solihull office operations for the year ending August 2018 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
The Planet Mark recognises Delta Planning’s good practice in sustainability, principally:
- Introduction of written Core Business Principles Policy available for client and suppliers to see on website
- Change of stationary supplier to local company 2 miles from office rather than nationally based
- Upgrade of office heating to A graded gas boiler
- Flexible working contracts to allow home working
- Focus on reducing travel time to core clients
- Ethical business banking
- Ongoing Sustainable stationery supplies purchased wherever possible
- Ongoing Purchasing of fair trade office supplies
Specific measures Delta Planning is taking to hit its 2019 targets include:
- Reduction in paper use – introduction of minimal paper filing policy to move towards paperless office.
- Reduction of single use plastics.
- Review of office location to minimise staff car travel.
- Continue to offer highly flexible working practices and personalised contracts to minimise staff travel.
- Engagement with Landlord to improve recycling facilities on the premises.