Planet Mark, the sustainability certification for every type of organisation, has officially announced its Zero Carbon Tour in an exciting launch attended by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell.
2021 is a critical year for tackling the climate crisis and putting actions in place to reach net zero targets, particularly for the UK as it hosts world leaders at COP26 and G7, says the organisation which is also the sponsor of the Global Good Awards’ Climate Action of the Year category.
Planet Mark’s eight-month tour aims to illustrate the phenomenal array of actions the business community is taking to address the climate crisis and take the net zero carbon message to communities around the world.
The UK has set a net zero carbon target for 2050. While 45% of FTSE 100 companies have committed to achieving net zero by 2050 or sooner, only 16% have a plan on how they will achieve it (Source: Ecoact, 2020). Other FTSE companies require support to address the knowledge gap, helping to ensure that widespread net zero carbon commitments are rolled out alongside robust and credible plans for organisations of all sizes.
The tour, showcasing the incredible initiatives and stories of businesses around the country, will start virtually in May before hitting the road for live events in the UK’s first fully electric Carbon Battle Bus, launching in June, and culminating at COP26 in Glasgow in November.
The physical stop-offs during the tour will provide everything a business needs to know to go net zero through free-to-attend carbon clinics as well as Net Zero Essentials workshops, which will give participants the tools and knowledge to join Race to Zero with a robust net zero target and an action plan to support it.
Planet Mark will also host press and networking events along the way to help amplify the stories of businesses leading the way and inspire others to take part.
Find out how you can be part of the tour for a brighter future here.
You can also join other businesses on our pledge wall sharing your Net Zero Carbon Commitment here.