THE PLANET MARK
COMPLIANCE & REPORTING
In April 2019, the government’s Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting legislation (SECR) will be introduced as the the CRC Energy efficiency scheme is phased out. It aims to make mandatory energy and carbon reporting “simpler for businesses” while incentivising energy efficiency measures and creating a blueprint for Britain’s low-carbon future. The trajectory of energy and carbon reporting legislation is clearly moving to increasing transparency and verified energy data will be essential to the new SECR reporting framework.
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 compliment your ISO14001 certification ?
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.