Planet First, a London-based sustainability consultancy, and the Eden Project, an environmental brand and centre for sustainability education, have joined in a business partnership.
Together they provide The Planet Mark, a new certification that is helping organisations of all sizes improve their sustainability performance.
The Planet Mark will bring sustainability into the centre of organisations, helping to reduce energy costs, engage employees and win business.
Eden Project co-founder Sir Tim Smit KBE commented: “Sustainability solutions may be science based, but true success is about building a business culture where whole organisations say “… Why wouldn’t you?” A company or organisation committed to being the best it can be will always improve on its bottom line.”
Organisations that achieve the Planet Mark are committing to improve their environmental, social and related economic performance on an annual basis. Each organisation that signs up automatically supports the work of the Eden Project with 10 per cent of fees going to the Eden Trust for sustainability education projects. In return, businesses receive the Eden Project branded Planet Mark to add to their marketing communications.
Planet First delivers the Planet Mark certification with ongoing support for each client, to help measure and monitor their performance and encourage employees, customers and stakeholders into sustainable action.
A launch event is scheduled for 24 September when further announcements about the new partnership will be made.