the planet mark
Pioneering workforce training provider UhUb becomes the first mobile app to achieve The Planet Mark Sustainability Certification
2018, UhUb’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting saw the organisation calculate the emissions from its business operations across the country.
First year certification to The Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.
This year’s footprint includes emissions associated with business travel – rail and underground. With the vast majority of business activities run virtually, UhUb recorded a carbon footprint of just 0.25 tCO2e, the equivalent of a one-way flight from London to Rome.
Steve Malkin, CEO & Founder of The Planet Mark commented; “It is with particular joy that we are able to present UhUb with The Planet Mark certification. As Pioneers in the sector, we are delighted to have them join our growing community. UhUb epitomises how you can make positive contributions to society and the environment and enjoy the process. We’re delighted to have them onboard.”
Stephen Goodall, MD & Founder of UhUb Ltd says; “I am very pleased to be working with The Planet Mark and definitely see this as a most effective tool in creating planned action and results.
UhUb was always designed to be lean and flexible, from a full homeworking network business model, to developing and doing only what is valuable for UhUb clients and users in the simplest way possible. This has had the natural effect of making us very low impact.
Our involvement with The Planet Mark has led us to move from ‘recognition & awareness’ of the climate situation to an ‘action’ phase. So, the UhUb design process now ensures that we consider how each tool we create might help our clients & users be more sustainable by degrees. The most obvious way we do this is through technical, method and specific product and, tools training. This level of 24/7 accessible training & revision is creating more engaged, efficient, productive and more waste aware workforces and, allows management and learning teams to develop additional focussed training and better allocate efforts where required, reducing time and resource usage across the structure.
We are now expanding our focus to helping our 1000’s of users improve their own sustainability efforts by sharing Planet & Wellness tips for their private and work lives. These hints and tips on sustainable and healthy living will be drawn from several partners of which The Planet Mark is one.
At UhUb we love what we do, and having a sustainable focus to assist clients is now a core value we are proud of, as is the recognition of our effort from The Planet Mark.”
The Planet Mark Certificate recognises UhUb’s good practice in sustainability, including
- Measuring 0.25 tCO2e from their travel related emissions
- Storing 260 tCO2 in one acre of protected rainforest
- Making a commitment to engage employees and suppliers to drive sustainable improvement in the company
Specific measures UhUb has been advised to implement to meet its 2019 targets include:
- Creating a travel report to store detailed travel mileage and mode of transport
- Choosing travel management companies, airlines, taxi companies, couriers and other providers with active sustainability programmes
- Buying paper from sustainable forests or recycled content.