Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 16:00

“Eden Project is proud to collaborate with Planet First in helping companies transform themselves.” – Sir Tim Smit KBE, co-founder of the Eden Project

London 30 July: Planet First, a leading London-based sustainability consultancy, and the Eden Project, the UK’s foremost environmental brand and centre for sustainability education, have joined in a unique business partnership. Together they provide The Planet Mark, a new certification that is helping organisations of all sizes improve their sustainability performance.

The Planet Mark will bring sustainability into the centre of organisations, helping each one to reduce energy costs, engage employees and win business.

Sir Tim Smit KBE, co-founder of Eden Project says:

“Sustainability solutions may be science based, but true success is about building a business culture where whole organisations say “… Why wouldn’t you?” A company or organisation committed to being the best it can be will always improve on its bottom line.”

Organisations which achieve the Planet Mark are committing to improve their environmental, social and related economic performance on an annual basis. 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.

Nearly 100 organisations have already signed up. To find out more about signing up, you can visit:

Steve Malkin, CEO and Founder of Planet First said:

“The Planet Mark is more than a certification, it’s a programme which embeds sustainability into organisations. It is designed to be delivered by employees on behalf of their business to reduce costs, energy, carbon, water and waste.”

A launch event is scheduled for 24th September when further announcements about the new partnership will be made.