The Planet Mark launches ‘Act On 7’ campaign to help businesses cut carbon footprints

May 27, 2016
The Planet Mark has launched a new campaign to help businesses make improvements on their carbon reduction programme.

The Planet Mark - Act on 7 logo

The campaign, called ‘Act On 7’, will provide companies with easy-to-understand tips, guidance and tools, as well as inspiring stories and compelling case studies on topics such as carbon footprinting, efficiency, engagement and innovation.
 

The Planet Mark is a certification programme that helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint, requiring them to reduce their carbon emissions annually. Latest analysis by Planet First shows the business sustainability certification programme is helping customers reduce their carbon footprint by, on average, more than 7% per employee, per year. The cost savings associated with those savings come to more than £100 per employee.  

The Planet Mark - Steve Malkin“We want to empower organisations and their individuals to make ongoing progress on their carbon footprint,” said Steve Malkin, CEO of The Planet Mark. “That’s why we’ve launched 'Act On 7', a campaign to get business to cut carbon and beat our record of 7%.” 


Paris Climate Deal

‘Act On 7’ was launched in response to the Paris Climate Deal, that committed countries to keep the global temperature increase ‘well below’ 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Under the deal, countries are expected to set increasingly ambitious targets for cutting their national emissions and to report on their progress every five years. As part of its commitment, The Planet Mark has pledged to help its existing customers cut their carbon footprint per employee by 10% or more a year.  

Jane Burston, Head of Climate and Environment at the National Physical Laboratory who sits on The Planet Mark Advisory Panel, said: “Climate change needs to be tackled by individual businesses in support of the target at the national level. Tools that support businesses to do this simply and easily are going to be very much in demand.”  

Marcus Pearson, Environmental Manager at DP World London Gateway, added: “The Paris Climate Deal has further highlighted how large-scale developments need to play their part to help tackle carbon emissions. Here at the London Gateway Port and Park we are working with The Planet Mark to help lower our emissions.”  

To find out more about the ‘Act On 7’ campaign please contact louise.bateman@planetfirst.co.uk or visit www.planetfirst.co.uk. 

Photos: Steve Malkin, CEO of The Planet Mark and ‘Act on 7’ logo