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The Planet Mark Awards 2018: Sustainability champions celebrated at glittering ceremony

Sustainability champions and enlightened leaders were amongst those being celebrated at The Planet Mark Awards, hosted at Sadlers Wells Theatre, on 12th October
Sustainability champions were celebrated in London last week at The Planet Mark’s inaugural awards, as the certification programme marked its fifth anniversary with a rallying call to action and a move to add social impact to its critical measures of sustainability.

The Planet Mark was established five years ago, and set out to empower and inspire individuals within organisations to do their bit for climate change, positioning sustainability as “achievable, easy to do and aspirational, from a personal and organisational perspective.

The fifth anniversary awards, at London’s Sadler’s Wells theatre, showcased achievements in sustainability from The Planet Mark’s community, with 12 separate winners across four categories – engage, measure, communicate and overall. See the winner list below.

The evening also served as an opportunity to introduce the measurement of social value as part of The Planet Mark certification programme. Sarah Gillett, director of Planet First, explained measuring social impact alongside environmental impact, would provide “a more rounded and holistic picture” of an organisation’s sustainability.

Founder Steve Malkin took to the stage to unveil the impact The Planet Mark has had to date. “This is a special day for us,” he said, “Five years to the month after the new certification brand was launched in partnership with the Eden Project, the Awards being announced today offer a fantastic opportunity for our holder teams to celebrate, and be recognised for the great work they are doing. “Much has happened in our world since then, some good, some less so. But one thing has not changed, and that is our commitment to creating a better quality of life for us, our future generations and our fellow passengers on this wonderful planet.”

Guest speaker Sir Tim Smit commented We are all psychotically hooked into a world where we don’t know when to say stop. We are better than being just consumers, we are citizens and we have future generations to keep in mind. That is why The Planet Mark is important, it is something around which we can cohere, it is about having a moral compass” Watch Tim Smit’s speech.


The Planet Mark Awards 2018 –

The winners

Employee Engagement Award

Winner- CLARITY-The Soap Co.

Sustainability Campaign Award

Winner- Bywaters

Annual Sustainability Report


Winner- Bidfood

Carbon Reduction per Employee


Winner- Eight Associates

Outstanding Individual Award

Winner- Ed Van Reenen

Sustainability Influencer Award

Winner- Emma Cowper

Community Engagement Award

Winner- Bidfood

Supply Chain Engagement Award

Winner- Prologis UK

Absolute Carbon Reduction Award

Winner- Giant Peach

Data Quality and Collection


Winner- The Furniture Practice

Best Newcomer Award

Winner- CLARITY-The Soap Co.

Best Company Award

Winner- GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services

Want to find out more about The Planet Mark certification programme? Download the brochure here

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