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  • CNG achieves The Planet Mark™ sustainability certification

  • CNG, which is based in Harrogate, Yorkshire, supplies energy to more than 45,000 business sites. The decision to report its carbon footprint for the first time followed a recent move by the company to move into electricity, with a key focus on renewable energy. “We realised that we needed to practice what we preach and start making

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    Wednesday 20 June 2018

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    ThePlanetMark

  • Oktra slashes carbon footprint by 30%

  • The reduction means Oktra has retained The Planet Mark™ sustainability certification for a fifth consecutive year. Oktra has been measuring and reporting its carbon footprint for eight years and has been a holder of The Planet Mark™ since 2014. Oktra’s total carbon footprint in its latest reporting period stood at 85.3 tonnes of

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  • Published:
    Monday 18 June 2018

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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    Tuesday 05 June 2018

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    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 05 June 2018

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Michael Sparks Associates cuts total carbon footprint by 13%

  • The carbon reduction means MSA has retained The Planet Mark™ Certification for a fourth consecutive year. As well as recording a fall in its absolute carbon footprint, MSA also measured a 13% year-on-year reduction in its carbon emissions per employee for the same period. The relative carbon footprint in year ending July 2017 was

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 29 May 2018

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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    Monday 14 May 2018

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Thursday 26 April 2018

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • The Planet Mark™ Carbon Management Clinic returns to edie Live 2018

  • Following the launch of its popular Carbon Management Clinic last year, The Planet Mark™ team is returning for a second year to offer expert advice on a wide range of issues relating to carbon management at edie Live 2018, running from May 22-23 at Birmingham’s NEC. Visitors are invited to book their free 20-minute one-to-one surgeries

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  • Published:
    Monday 26 March 2018

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 06 March 2018

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Monday 05 March 2018

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Thursday 01 March 2018

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Bywaters recycling plant cuts total carbon footprint by 12%

  • Bywaters operates a major materials recovery facility (MRF) in East London. The facility at the Lea River site reduced its total carbon footprint by 12% to 4,065 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) in 2016, compared to 2015. The reduction easily outstripped the company’s carbon reduction target of 2.5% for that year. The reduction

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  • Published:
    Friday 23 February 2018

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 10 January 2018

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    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Thursday 16 November 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Monday 06 November 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 18 October 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Thursday 28 September 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • Higgins Construction cuts carbon footprint by 12.5%

  • The award is in recognition of Higgins Construction achieving a 12.5% reduction in its carbon footprint both as total measure and on per employee basis. The cut was against a target of a 5% reduction in emissions per employee. Higgins’ total carbon footprint amounted to 557.1 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) in 2016 compared to

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 27 September 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Building a sustainable SME: construction firm Decorean

  • Q. Can you describe Decorean and what sustainability means to you? A. Decorean is an Orthodox Jewish-owned construction business which has been trading since 2010. We’re based in Tottenham, London, and we number around 14-15 employees. Up until now, we have worked predominantly in the Jewish community and we’ve been expanding year-on-year.

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 12 September 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Exterion Media achieves 11% cut in its total carbon footprint

  • Exterion Media’s total carbon footprint at the end of 2016 stood at 942 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e), a decrease of 10.9% from 2015 on a normalised basis. Its relative carbon footprint in 2016 was 2.52 tCO2e per employee, compared to 2.81 tCO2e in 2015 – a 10.4% reduction. The cut follows a major push by the company to reduce

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 12 September 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 02 August 2017

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    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 01 August 2017

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    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Thursday 08 June 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 07 June 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Carbon management: why bother reducing your carbon emissions?

  • A majority of UK adults (64%) now believe that human activities are contributing to global warming – a consensus held by 97% of climate scientists for some time now. Yet climate change remains a complex issue that is just as likely to trigger an emotional response as it is to lead to reasoned argument. Moreover, our views on its

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  • Published:
    Monday 15 May 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • Carbon management: five steps to a great carbon footprint

  • As a sustainability consultant for The Planet Mark™, I have delivered a wide variety of carbon footprints. Measuring and year-on-year monitoring of an organisation’s carbon emissions, is an integral part of The Planet Mark™ certification process and this year alone, we will be issuing close to 100 certifications covering everything

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  • Published:
    Monday 08 May 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 26 April 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 05 April 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • World Water Day and why saving water matters

  • World Water Day was created by the United Nations as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It is held annually on March 22nd and the theme for 2017 is ‘wastewater’. Wastewater and how to conserve it is something we understand only too

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 15 March 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Thursday 23 February 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Sutton United: out of the FA Cup but still a sustainability winner

  • Sutton United Football Club made a valiant effort to defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round. In the end it didn't prove enough, but the club can be proud of what it has achieved – and not just on the pitch. The club, which is run by volunteers, cut its carbon footprint by 13.8% in 2016, ensuring it retains the title of being the

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 21 February 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Monday 30 January 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Nadia Karagianni joins Planet First as sustainability consultant

  • Nadia, who’s appointment is effective immediately, brings over eight years experience in carbon and energy management consulting. She takes over responsibility for managing The Planet Mark™ Certifications, including all client relation activities. She will report to Andrew Prosser, acting head of Certification at Planet First. Commenting

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  • Published:
    Friday 13 January 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Thursday 05 January 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 09 November 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 01 November 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Thursday 22 September 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Monday 15 August 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Monday 01 August 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 20 July 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • VolkerWessels UK cuts carbon footprint by 9%  

  • VolkerWessels UK, which employs over 2,500 people across six operating companies – VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerRail, VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways, VolkerLaser and VolkerInfra – and their shared services, reported a total carbon footprint of 24,742 tonnes per CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) for last year, compared to 26,656 tCO2e in 2014 – representing

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  • Published:
    Monday 04 July 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Monday 20 June 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Five ways to drive up energy efficiencies in your business

  • According to the International Energy Agency, approximately 40% of the emissions reductions required by 2050 to limit global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees centigrade would potentially come from energy efficiency. But, there are a myriad of energy efficiency and renewable technologies to choose from, and costs of installation

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  • Published:
    Monday 13 June 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Friday 06 May 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • Andrew Prosser joins Planet First as acting head of Certification

  • Andrew, a recognised expert on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental reporting, takes over the responsibilities of Monica Niermann, former head of Certification at Planet First. These include managing all activities relating to The Planet Mark™ certifications and Code of Practice. Andrew will remain acting head while the

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 04 May 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 27 April 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • 5 ways to embed sustainability in your supply chain

  • There are many environmental risks associated with your supply chain and eliminating supply chain risks is now seen as the top priority for CSR and supply chain professionals across the world, according to Ethical Corp. But aside from the risks, there are other benefits to taking a structured approach to supplier engagement. These

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 27 April 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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    Thursday 21 April 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Carbon emissions from energy stay flat for second year running

  • The preliminary data released yesterday by the IEA shows CO2 emissions from energy related activity – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stood at 32.1 billion tonnes in 2015, having remained essentially flat since 2013. The figures suggest the surge in renewable energy, as well as improvements in energy efficiency,

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  • Published:
    Thursday 17 March 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 09 March 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Thursday 03 March 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • 7 tips for better managing your carbon footprint

  • As part of our Act On 7 campaign, we want to help sustainability heads and environmental managers reduce the carbon footprint of their businesses simply and effectively. So here are our 7 tips to better managing your carbon emissions reductions: 1. Be clear about your what you are aiming for – a well-defined strategy for your

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 24 February 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 17 February 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 10 February 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Monday 08 February 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Thursday 04 February 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Thursday 04 February 2016

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    ThePlanetMark

  • How to measure your carbon footprint: a beginners guide

  • Climate change is a global problem and business has a big role to play in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its threat. More than 190 heads of state agreed in Paris in December to keep the global temperature increase "well below" 2C and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5C. The impact of that historic agreement

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  • Published:
    Thursday 04 February 2016

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    ThePlanetMark

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