Startle Music | The Planet Mark

Startle Music

Startle Music tunes into sustainability with The Planet Mark.

Startle Music, a tech company providing music that puts companies in sync with their customers, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark.

This is Startle Music’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. They first calculated the carbon footprint of their Northampton and Columbus warehouses for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.

Startle Music’s total carbon footprint for the year ending December 2019 was 60.5 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 3.6 tCO2e per employee.

If Startle achieve their carbon reduction goals this year, they will save the same amount of carbon as would be captured by nearly four acres of forest in one year. 

Steve Malkin, Founder and CEO of The Planet Mark: “Startle Music has heard the call for corporate sustainability and embraced it. By setting ambitious targets to reduce its carbon footprint, the company has made a statement on their long-term sustainability. Any company that recognises its role in helping to combat climate change is to be applauded – it takes honesty and determination to begin this journey. I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Startle, through which we can work together to create a sustainable business.”

Adam Castleton, CEO at Startle, commented: “Earlier this year, we decided to make a Pledge to the Planet including setting out initiatives to reduce our business’ carbon footprint and increase our positive contribution to the world. Achieving our Planet Mark certification has enabled us to get an accurate measure of our environmental performance and set ambitious targets to improve further over the next year. Businesses have a responsibility to take action towards tackling climate change, and we’re proud to show our commitment through our Planet Mark certification and demonstrate the initiatives we’re taking to grow our business in a sustainable way.”

Startle Music cares deeply about the planet. The company is ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) certified to ensure that they are continually assessing their environmental performance and reducing their impact on the environment. The company has also pledged to protect an acre of rainforest in South America to help combat climate change with conservation charity Cool Earth. 

Business leaders continually rank climate change among the most important issues facing industry in the modern day. As businesses seek to measure and mitigate their impact on the planet, they increasingly turn to their supply chains for sustainable solutions. B2B companies must be reactive to this shift in business model. A strong sustainability policy is no longer purely about planetary wellness, it can be a useful asset in acquiring and retaining a business’ client base.



The Planet Mark

This is to certify that Startle Music has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.

Valid to 31 March 2021

Steve Malkin
The Planet Mark

Sir Tim Smit KBE
The Eden Project


3.6 carbon footprint per employee

60.5 tCO2e tCO2e total carbon footprint

We are committed to reducing our carbon emmissions yearly so that together, we can all halt climate change

  • Reporting boundary : James and James Fulfilment (LiliputRd, Northampton NN4 7DT and 2235 Southwest Blvd suite a, Grove City, OH 43123, United States)
  • Emission sources : electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, home working energy, business travel, cardboard purchased
  • Reporting period : 1 Jan 2019 –31 Dec 2019


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