The Planet Mark, established in 2013 is a certification programme that recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. The Programme helps businesses to measure and reduce carbon emissions, energy, water consumption, travel, and waste and to engage their staff and community in the process.
Commenting on the Awards, Steve Malkin, Founder of The Planet Mark said; “Businesses and brands are in the best position to take the lead and tackle climate change. It is only by companies working together, that we will find the scale and solutions required to address the problems we face in society and the environment. We introduced The Planet Mark Awards to reward and recognise outstanding organisations, providing the leadership and vision needed to combat the biggest challenge of our time.”
This year’s headline sponsors are Giant Peach, winners of the Absolute Carbon Reduction award in 2018, with a staggering 39% reduction in their total carbon footprint.
James Read, Founder of Giant Peach, a web design agency committed to doing business ethically and sustainably says: “We’re extremely proud to be this year’s headline sponsors of The Planet Mark Awards. Never before has it been more important to recognise organisations seeking to reduce their environmental impact and be more sustainable. Winning last year’s Absolute Carbon Reduction award was a huge milestone for the entire Giant Peach team and goes to show what planning, commitment and teamwork can achieve.”
“We joined The Planet Mark as we wanted to prove it’s possible to run a competitive business and do good by the planet. We all need to play our part and hopefully the more organisations seeking this accreditation, the stronger the argument becomes for all organisations to question their practices and make much-needed changes.”
Steve says of Giant Peach: “As Sir David Attenborough said, communication is going to be the most important factor in encouraging people to creating a happy healthy and sustainable planet. As a forward-thinking digital agency, Giant Peach is helping communicate sustainability expertly and with enthusiasm. We are delighted that they are the title sponsor for The Planet Mark Awards.”
After a hugely successful first year, with an extremely high calibre of entries The Planet Mark celebrated some fantastic winners, including CLARITY – The Soap Co., Bywaters, Bidfood, DP World London Gateway, Eight Associates, Prologis UK, Giant Peach, The Furniture Practice, with GreenZone Cleaning and Support Services taking the big award of the night – Best Company.