We’re proud of having just achieved the Planet Mark, a new sustainability stamp of approval.
We thought it only fitting that we worked hard to make the grade for the scheme which we’ve helped create with sustainability consultancy Planet First!
Last summer we undertook an environmental performance audit across all of our operations to measure carbon, energy, water and waste use.
Over the last two years our teams have worked hard to improve the accuracy of our environmental data reporting and to improve our carbon footprint. A programme of efficiencies began in 2010 with the installation of condensing boilers, domestic hot water services and an LED retrofit, all run and monitored by a Building Management System and Energy Management System. The use of gas oil has been greatly reduced and the use of heating oil was stopped 3 years ago.
Now, through the Planet Mark programme, we have committed to a further 5% annual reduction in its GHG emissions.
Eden is one of almost 100 companies signed up to the scheme. Each organisation that signs up automatically supports the work of the Eden Project with 10% 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.