The Planet Mark, the certification programme recognising commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability, is to sponsor the Global Good Awards (GGA)’s Climate Action of the Year category in 2020. The category is a new addition to the awards and is open to all organisations taking a considerable step towards lowering the carbon footprint impact of their business activities.
“With the climate emergency finally being recognised, we wanted to celebrate organisations that are putting back more into the environment than they’re taking out,” explains Karen Sutton, founder of the Awards. “It’s fantastic to have The Planet Mark backing this move and sponsoring this important new category.”
The Planet Mark was founded in 2013 by Steve Malkin. Holders of The Planet Mark Business Certification are required to measure and reduce their annual carbon emissions associated with business operations. Each year the new carbon footprint becomes the next year’s baseline, thus driving continuous improvement and helping generate their outstanding results.
For 2020, The Planet Mark is spearheading The Decade of Action, a programme imploring organisations of all sizes to measure and reduce their carbon footprint year-on-year in a bid to help radically reduce carbon emissions and ensure that the global average temperature increase to a maximum of 1.5C is not breached.
Steve Malkin, CEO & Founder of The Planet Mark commented: “It is time for every person, organisation and government to commit to decisive actions that will take back our climate. At The Planet Mark, we know that by applying the very best of people, technology and nature, we can radically reduce carbon emissions and halt climate change. Businesses have a unique and crucial role in this so we are proud to sponsor the Climate Action of the Year Award. The Global Good Awards is doing wonderful work in catalysing action and celebrating achievements on the greatest issue of our time.”
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