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The Planet Mark

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Abbey Business Group is committed to improving its environmental and social performance and is demonstrating this commitment through accreditation to The Planet Mark™ Certification programme.

Abbey Business Group and The Planet Mark™

The Planet Mark™ is an internationally-recognised and trusted sustainability certification programme recognising commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability.

Through rigorous carbon footprint measurement and reporting, The Planet Mark™ provides assurance that an organisation is addressing its corporate sustainability impact meaningfully. The programme builds employee and stakeholder engagement and creates positive environmental and social change. Uniquely, it develops knowledge and communication skills so as to embed sustainability within organisations.

Organisations that are Planet Mark-certified are showing good practice in sustainability, including:

  • Measuring their carbon footprint including energy, water and waste
  • Reducing their carbon footprint by a minimum of 2.5% a year
  • Investing in the Eden Project to support education on climate change
  • Protecting one acre of endangered rainforest through the charity Cool Earth
  • Committing to engage employees and suppliers to drive improvements.

On average, Planet Mark-certified businesses make a 5% carbon saving per employee each year through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement.

The Planet Mark™ simplifies sustainability and delivers quantifiable social, environmental and financial benefit for every business. Abbey Business Group is showing great leadership by undergoing rigorous carbon footprinting measuring and reporting and we are delighted to be working with them to help them make ongoing improvements in sustainability,” said Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark™.

Reducing our impact on the environment

Through The Planet Mark™ Certification, Abbey Business Group is committing to reducing its carbon footprint by a minimum of 2.5% annually and has set a target to cut it footprint by 5%.

Improving our social impact

The Planet Mark™ means Abbey Business Group is investing in the community through schools and educational programmes on climate change. This is because The Planet Mark™ is partnered with the Eden Project and invests in educational programmes run by the educational charity and a multi-award winning international visitor destination and centre for education in sustainability and innovation headquartered in Cornwall.

Abbey Business Group is also helping to protect endangered rainforests and their communities through The Planet Mark™ Certification. This is because The Planet Mark™ is partnering with Cool Earth, the award-winning charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction to protect an Acre of Rainforest for every new Business Certificate it delivers.