ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organization can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements
How can The Planet Mark help?
The Planet Mark supports businesses seeking to comply with the new ISO14001 by:
1. Setting Targets:
The Planet Mark requires at least a 2.5% reduction per year. We set a 5% reduction target for most businesses, however you can choose the targets which meet your own objectives. Once your targets are set we measure and monitor through our unique online platform. We monitor scopes 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions. This includes energy, waste, water and travel.
2. Continuous improvement
As well as The Planet Mark Certificate, you’ll receive a Report which provides recommendations for improvement and evidence of continuous improvement of environmental performance on a year-by-year basis. The Certification is renewed annually upon successful achievement of the previous year’s targets, thereby instilling a strong ethos of continuous improvement into a business.
Our senior management team and leadership workshops help gain support and understanding from the top. We can also assist in developing a Sustainability Policy, a key requirement of many EMS standards.
4. Communication & stakeholder engagement
The Planet Mark is designed to communicate sustainability to audiences internally and externally to your organisation. The Certification works alongside your brand, and we provide marketing materials to facilitate this, as well as additional services to support bid and sales teams.
The Planet Mark can be awarded instead of ISO14001
The Planet Mark is a trusted and internationally recognised certification that empowers organisations to make year-on-year improvement in sustainability. It is a low resource and easy to implement programme that is proven to work. On average, Planet Mark-certified businesses are reducing their carbon footprint by 12% per employee per annum.