Our programme will give you a clear understanding of the business benefits of sustainability and provide you with the tools, resources and support to take action and ensure your business or business idea is fit for the future.
Once you have completed Stage One of our programme you will be ready to receive The Planet Mark™ Start! Certificate of achievement.
All you need to do to be awarded our certificate will be to tell us what first steps you have taken to action your sustainability plan. You can do this by contacting us directly to tell us about your actions and or by communicating this through social media using photos, policies and evidence of your commitments in action.
Being awarded The Planet Mark™ Start! Certificate will show you have completed the programme in full and will demonstrate your commitment to business sustainability to your employees, customers, suppliers and your stakeholders.
You will be able to display your certificate on your website and in public places, knowing it has been awarded to you by a third party of sustainability certification experts and helping you to communicate your commitment to sustainability.
For small businesses only.
Once you have completed Stage One of our programme, you will have the opportunity to take up further one-to-one support:
Organisations certified to The Planet MarkTM are achieving outstanding results. On average, holders of to The Planet MarkTM cut their carbon emissions by 10% per employee per year. This equates to around £100 cost saving per employee per year.
Our expert workshops will help you get the business benefits of sustainability, from cost saving to attracting and retaining customers.
“The Planet Mark™ has helped us save money and also helped us be more competitive,”
– Jason Cotterrell, Commercial Director, Exterion Media
“Our engagement with The Planet Mark™ has enabled us to really progress in reducing our carbon footprint and becoming more resource efficient along with delivering real cost savings, which all support out sustainability agenda.”
– Paul Cook, New Business Director, Higgins Group
“The Planet Mark™ helps us manage risk and work more transparently, giving our customers confidence.”
– John Glover, CEO, Bywaters
Doing the right thing is good for business – and the earlier you integrate sustainability into your business the sooner your will reap the rewards.
Here are some of business benefits of sustainability that any business, what its size, or stage of development can expect: