DD has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint and signed up to The Planet Mark Certification programme.
The Planet Mark is a certification programme that recognises a business’ commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability and improving environmental and social performance.
Around the world Planet Mark certified businesses make, on average, a 14 per cent carbon saving each year for each employee through reduced energy use and optimised processes around waste, water, travel and procurement.
Paul Adams, managing director at DD said: “Our commitment to work with The Planet Mark is just one of the ways we’re reducing our impact on the environment.
“Across the business we’re exploring how we can be greener, reduce waste and energy consumption and positively contribute to decreasing our carbon footprint.”
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 – driving continuous improvement.
The Planet Mark programme was developed with the Eden Project in 2012 and has helped over 400 organisations reduce their carbon year-on-year.
Steve Malkin, CEO and Founder, The Planet Mark said: “DD recognise that it is essential to show leadership in sustainability, communicating their results and inspiring others do the same. It is inevitable that sustainability in the healthcare sector will continue to grow in importance as the link between environmental and human health becomes stronger. We are delighted to welcome them to The Planet Mark community and help them on this journey.”