SUSTAINABILITYAt The Planet Mark we are all about walking the talk, so take our own sustainability seriously
Every year we put ourselves through The Planet Mark Certification – measuring our carbon footprint and ensuring we meet our annual reduction targets.
In 2020 we have made an exciting step to ensure that our website servers are green. The website is powered by 100% renewable energy, as verified by the Green Web Foundation and has been optimised to improve its efficiency and reduce its carbon emissions.
NET ZERO BY 2030
In 2019, we committed to offsetting our carbon footprint, making our company net Zero.
COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEERING
Since 2017 we have been measuring and reporting our Social Value contributions, and have been gratified to see these increasing year on year as we have become more strategic in our procurement, pro bono work charity contributions and volunteering. In 2017 we introduced our policy of paying all staff over and above the London Living Wage, and in 2019 joined the Living Wage Foundation.
MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE:
In 2020, we finalised our own sustainability strategy with the vision to make The Planet Mark the most easily recognised sign of progress in sustainability.
The strategy has outlined the steps we need to take, as a business, to deliver broken down from the overall strategy and vision to the focus areas and objectives, along with a set of goals to achieve over a three-year period with yearly targets built within.
The material issues identified from focus groups when formulating the strategy have been mapped to real business value and the UN Sustainability Development Goals.
We will be carrying out research and improving our know-how and skill sets, and we will be open and transparent with our progress.
If you would like to find out more about our own Sustainability Strategy, or you would like our support in creating one for your business, please do get in touch.
OUR TEAM AND WHAT MAKES US WHO WE ARE.
We take pride in creating a fun and supportive working environment for our team, and regularly discuss company culture and wellbeing. We have offered flexible and part time working to all our employees since our inception. Our people are encouraged to take two days a year to volunteer for a cause that is important to them, contributing to the community and making a positive impact.
This year we introduced a varied staff benefit scheme via staff Perkbox includes a huge range of benefits and discounts, 24 hour free private GP consultations, staff training, and 24/7 wellbeing support and advice line. Our confidential monthly staff survey shows outstanding employee feedback.
We’re very proud of all our staff, and their determination to live sustainable lifestyles. We all enjoy testing new sustainable products and behaviours on ourselves, and sharing with the team and our community.
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By Claire Walmsley-Moss
This is an ideal moment in time to inform ourselves, make changes and rebuild our natural environments and economies in a way that will benefit the entire planet.
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