The planet mark awards

The Planet Mark Five Year Anniversary Awards

Our five year anniversary awards showcase the outstanding achievements in sustainability from our diverse and growing community of holders of The Planet Mark.

The 2018 awards saw a remarkable number of entries as 38 shortlisted finalists were whittled down by our esteemed panel of judges to 12 separate winners across four categories – Measure, Engage, Communicate and Overall

The evening was an opportunity to celebrate five years of The Planet Mark and founder Steve Malkin (pictured) took to the stage to unveil the impact The Planet Mark has had to date. “This is a special day for us,” he said, “Five years to the month after the new certification brand was launched in partnership with the Eden Project, the Awards being announced today offer a fantastic opportunity for our holder teams to celebrate, and be recognised for the great work they are doing. “Much has happened in our world since then, some good, some less so. But one thing has not changed, and that is our commitment to creating a better quality of life for us, our future generations and our fellow passengers on this wonderful planet.”

Guest speaker Sir Tim Smit said “We are all psychotically hooked into a world where we don’t know when to say stop. We are better than being just consumers, we are citizens and we have future generations to keep in mind. That is why The Planet Mark is important, it is something around which we can cohere, it is about having a moral compass”

Big winners

Web design agency Giant Peach took home the coveted Absolute Carbon Reduction Award, with judges recognising the agencies 41% reduction in electricity emissions, and 79% decrease in business air travel emissions 79%, despite significant business growth.

Clarity-The Soap Co. and GreenZone Cleaning and Support Services also took top honours on the night, winning the Best Newcomer and Best Company awards respectively. Meanwhile, Eight Associates took home the Carbon Reduction Per Employee Award.

In the two people categories, Bywaters Head of Health and Sustainability Ed Van Reenen won the Outstanding Individual Award; and DP World London Gateway’s Emma Cowper was crowned the winner of the Sustainability Influencer Award.