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THE PLANET MARK AWARDS

The Planet Mark Awards are a timely reminder of how much we can achieve as individuals, organisations and as a collective. I hope they can provide knowledge and optimism that will shape our commitments for 2020 and the start of a critical 10-years for us and every living thing on our planet. Let us celebrate and turn our attention to 2020 and our best ever work.

Steve Malkin, CEO & Founder
The Planet Mark

RECOGNISING OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

The Planet Mark certification recognises continuous improvements, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals.

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THE PLANET MARK AWARDS 2019 CRITERIA

Measure Category

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Absolute Carbon Reduction

This award is for the business that made the greatest percentage reduction in absolute carbon in 2018. 

 

Data Quality and Collection

Awarded to the organisation achieving the highest percentage data quality score in 2018, accounting for relevance of boundary, data completeness, transparency, accuracy and consistency in reporting. 

 

Carbon Reduction per employee

Celebrating the organisation which achieved the greatest percentage in carbon reductions per employee in 2017. 

 

Engage Category

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Employee Engagement

Best example of an internal initiative or project that galvanised your employees to play a leading role in your sustainability programme (e.g. switch off campaign, setting up a green team, no printing competition, etc) 

  1. Why did you choose this initiative? What criteria did you apply
  2. How was the initiative delivered? Please provide details of the timescale, scope, process, effectiveness, communication, reporting, number of participants and systems used in the initiative
  3. What results did you achieve? Please provide details on the results, reach and effectiveness of your initiative while tracking ongoing success
  4. Has the engagement initiative embedded sustainability in the business while causing a change culture? Describe and where possible quantify how the initiative has raised awareness, increased knowledge encouraged enthusiasm and caused continual improvement.
  5. How has the initiative changed your business and changed your sector?  
Community Engagement

Best example of an initiative or project your business run or participated in to help the local community. (e.g. fundraising, volunteering days, school visits, pro-bono work) 

  1. Why did you choose this initiative? What criteria did you apply?
  2. How was the initiative delivered? Please provide details of the timescale, scope, process, effectiveness, communication, reporting, number of participants and systems used in the initiative.
  3. What results did you achieve? Please provide details on the results, reach and effectiveness of your initiative while tracking ongoing success.
  4. How did your initiative create positive changes in the community? What social, environmental and/or economic value was created?
  5. How has the initiative changed your business and / or changed your sector?   
Supply Chain Engagement

Best example of an initiative or project that integrates your supply chain in your business’ sustainability programme

  1. Why did you choose this initiative? What criteria did you apply?
  2. How was the initiative delivered? Please provide details of the timescale, scope, process, effectiveness, communication, reporting, number of participants and systems used in the initiative
  3. What results did you achieve? Please provide details on the results, reach and effectiveness of your initiative while tracking ongoing success.
  4. How did your initiative create positive changes in your supply chain? What social, environmental and/or economic value was created? 
  5. How has the initiative changed your business and / or changed your sector?   

 

Communicate Category

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Awarded to a person who has made a great impact in their business, sector or community by persuading others into action by virtue of their authenticity, reach and determination.

 

  1. Who is the influencer? Describe their role and responsibilities in regards to the organisation and also to your sustainability programme. 
  2. What qualities make this person stand out from other influencers in your business or other sustainability influencers? 
  3. Who and what have they influenced and how? Consider stakeholder groups, sustainability issues, wider industry etc. 
  4. What was the impact of their influence? Consider reach, results, cultural change, transformational change, effectivenessfeedback received etc. 
  5. Have you received any other recognition for your work and if so what and where? 
Sustainability transparency award

Best example of your business’ public transparency in its sustainability progress. (e.g. Website, exec summary, sustainability/CSR/ESG report, social media, videos etc.) 

  1. How transparent are you in telling your full story (achievements, challenges and failures) of your sustainability progress (social, environmental and economic) to all your stakeholder groups. Use a scale of 1-5 and describe. 
  2. What channels do you use to tell your story? Are there channels you don’t use and why? What criteria did you apply in choosing these channels? Who do these channels reach? 
  3. Describe the creativity, quality and authenticity of your messages, visuals, and other materials. Consider the look, feel and style of the communications and also how the messages were packaged and delivered. 
  4. What are the results of telling your story? How are you measuring the effectiveness of your communication? Where possible, provide details on the reach, results, cultural change, channel effectiveness, feedback received and how you are tracking ongoing success. 
  5. Describe, and where possible quantify, how your transparency initiative has created a far greater, transformational effect.  

Sustainability Campaign

Best example of a purposeful campaign, centred around an important sustainability issue aimed at your customers or wider sector 

  1. What makes your campaign innovative/different from other sustainability campaigns? 
  2. What results did you achieve? Did it exceed expectations and how? 
  3. How are the details outlined in your entry leading to changes inside and outside your organisation? 
  4. Why did you choose the sustainability issue for this campaign? What criteria did you apply? 
  5. What was the mission of your campaign? Who was it aimed at?  
  6. How was the campaign delivered? Was it on time and to plan? What channels did you use and why? Please provide examples of your campaign materials 
  7. Describe the creativity, quality and authenticity of your messages, visuals, and other materials. Consider the look, feel and style of the communications and also how the messages were packaged and delivered. 
  8. What are the results of your campaign? How are you measuring the effectiveness? Where possible, provide details on the reach, results, cultural change, channel effectiveness, feedback received and how you are tracking ongoing success. 
  9. Describe, and where possible quantify, how your campaign has created a far greater, transformational effect. 
Sustainability Influencer

Awarded to a person who has made a great impact in their business, sector or community by persuading others into action by virtue of their authenticity, reach and determination.

 

  1. Who is the influencer? Describe their role and responsibilities in regards to the organisation and also to your sustainability programme. 
  2. What qualities make this person stand out from other influencers in your business or other sustainability influencers? 
  3. Who and what have they influenced and how? Consider stakeholder groups, sustainability issues, wider industry etc. 
  4. What was the impact of their influence? Consider reach, results, cultural change, transformational change, effectivenessfeedback received etc. 
  5. Have you received any other recognition for your work and if so what and where?