Certification

Our three-step process to sustainability certification

How to easily achieve sustainability certification for your business with a host of other benefits

1. Measure

We measure your carbon & social data with rigor so we may speak with confidence and authenticity.

2. Engage

We help you engage your staff to unlock their knowledge and drive passion for change.

3. Communicate

We give you tools to communicate your progress, influence others and build a positive brand.

BUSINESS CERTIFICATION

Holders of The Planet Mark Business Certification are required to measure and reduce their annual carbon emissions associated with business operations. Each year the new carbon footprint becomes the next year’s baseline, thus driving continuous improvement and helping generate our outstanding results.

This certification is for organisations of all sizes. The programme brings sustainability into the centre of your business through a combination of measuring the environmental impact of your business and an employee-led approach to continuous improvement.

It’s straightforward and aimed at organisations of all shapes and sizes, anywhere in the world, and at any stage on their sustainability journey.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

The Planet Mark New Developments Certification demonstrates the sustainability of a new build. The certification signifies that a new development performs beyond compliance by reducing and mitigating lifetime carbon emissions, and supporting local community sustainability projects.

To date more than 45 new developments have been certified to The Planet Mark.

Prologis UK and Land Securities, two major developers, have achieved The Planet Mark for New Developments Certification for customers such as Network Rail, Travelodge, Hi Logistics (LG electronics), Morrison’s, Dunlop Components and Systems and The Pallet Network.

Several new projects in construction are working towards The Planet Mark Certification.

The Planet Mark New Developments Certification is achieved in stages covering Design & Construction, Community Engagement, Lifecycle Carbon Reduction & Mitigation and Occupier Engagement. The process includes a lifecycle assessment of the development, investment into a local community sustainability project and the mitigation of unavoidable embodied carbon emissions.

We can work with your marketing and communications teams to help you document the sustainability benefits of your new development

THE PLANET MARK START

Whether you are a sole-trader, start-up or a large company, The Planet Mark Start!  certification will give you a well-rounded approach to kickstart your sustainability journey. At this half-day course, our sustainability experts will give you the tools you need to reduce your environmental impact, increase your social value and reap many business benefits.

Following the end of our partnership with the European Regional Development Fund; all organisations across the UK are now eligible for certification.

IT BEGINS HERE

THE PLANET MARK

Our Future Is In Our Hands, As Long As We Act Now

The Planet Mark is a certification programme that recognises your commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability.

The Programme helps you to measure and reduce your carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, your travel, and the amount of waste you create. And we will help you to engage your own people in the process, to help you save money, build a stronger brand and continue to thrive. It’s straightforward and aimed at organisations of all shapes and sizes, anywhere in the world, and at any stage on their sustainability journey.

INTERNATIONAL

INFLUENCE

Being A Holder Of The Planet Mark Means Your Business Can Directly And Measurably Contribute To The Following Seven SDGs:

GOING BEYOND

The Planet Mark Supports And Connects Certificate Holders To Two Outstanding Charities That Deliver Transformational Projects Globally.

The Eden Project has been a close partner of The Planet Mark since the very start. We donate 5% of every certification fee to the charity to support new projects, education programmes and industry specific training run by the charity.
We are also protecting an acre of endangered rainforest with every certificate through the award winning charity Cool Earth, which is supported by Her Majesty The Queen and Sir David Attenborough.

BE PART OF A

COMMUNITY

As a holder of The Planet Mark, you will join a thriving community of like-minded businesses that are collaborating, sharing knowledge and committed to improving corporate sustainability.

SHARE

YOUR STORY

All certified businesses are presented with bespoke marketing materials to help shout about their successes. Use this as an opportunity to galvanise your teams and gain some media attention.

HEALTHY

BOTTOM LINE

On average, certified businesses make a 12% carbon saving per employee through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement. Less expenditure means more profit

IMMEDIATE

ACCREDITATION

You get The Planet Mark certification in your first year by assessing your carbon footprint and committing to make an improvement

INTRODUCING

SOCIAL VALUE

We passionately believe in the importance of our mission, so we must be ambitious. We launched The Planet Mark to be a complete mark of sustainability. Having applied a robust methodology to measuring businesses’ environmental impact, we are now very excited to apply this same approach to valuing the impact of social activities.

We usually use storytelling to communicate the great work you do as an effective way of engaging our stakeholders. But wouldn’t it be better to have a figure that, at a glance, could convey the impact of these activities? Now we can.