Our Story



We see a world where we all contribute to a thriving planet and are a collective force for good.

The Planet Mark recognises outstanding achievements, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals. Our story begins in 2012, when Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First and founder of The Planet Mark, was introduced to Sir Tim Smit KBE, co-founder of The Eden Project. Over the following months, they discussed how they might create a truly effective people-driven sustainability programme for any organisation of any size, any sector, any place in the world.

The Programme has since, developed into an internationally-recognised and trusted sustainability certification that has helped 700 organisations reduce their carbon year-on-year.

It is a low resource programme that is proven to work. On average, holders of The Planet Mark make a 14% carbon saving each year per employee through energy use, waste, water, travel and procurement.