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Sustainability Excellence – 2021 Planet Mark Award Winners

Sustainability Excellence – 2021 Planet Mark Award Winners
26 November 2021

Where can you find organisations that are succeeding when it comes to carbon reduction, supply chain engagement and social responsibility? The Planet Mark Awards is the ideal place to start.

The Planet Mark Awards, sponsored by Prologis UK  is a celebration of excellence across sustainability.

It is an evening to celebrate the Planet Mark members who are tackling the global challenges of our time with passion, commitment and innovation.

Thursday 18 November also marked the final stop on the Zero Carbon Tour, UK’s first "Carbon Battle Bus" that has travelled across the country, helping to ensure that widespread net-zero carbon commitments are rolled out alongside robust and credible plans for organisations of all sizes. 

At the awards evening, guests heard from Planet Mark Founder and CEO Steve Malkin, as well as from Jon Geldart, Director General at the Institute of Directors and Clare Shine, Director and CEO of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.


24 Per Cent Carbon Reduction Across Planet Mark Members


This year, members saw an average reduction of 24 per cent in absolute carbon emissions – an achievement that has more than surpassed the 2030 emissions targets.


2021 Winners


Data Quality and Collection
This category, Sponsored by GLP, is awarded to the organisation achieving the highest percentage data quality score in 2020, accounting for revelance of boundary, data completeness, transparency, accuracy and consistency in reporting.
Winners: Fooditude, GreenZone Cleaning Support & Services, NHS Homerton, Royal Warrant Holders Association, Winch Design. 

Absolute Carbon Reduction
This award, sponsored by Tre Office, is for the business that made the greatest percentage reduction in absolute carbon in 2020.
Winner: RPC.

Carbon Reduction by Intensity
This award, sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton, celebrates the organisation which achieved the greatest percentage in carbon reductions per employee in 2020.
Winner: The Marketing Store.

Employee Engagement
This award, sponsored by the Mental Health Charter, shines a light on the best example of an internal initiative that galvanised your employees to play a leading role in your sustainability programme.
Winner: Return on Investment Ltd.

Community Engagement
This award, sponsored by Fora Space, recognises the best example of an initiative or project that the company has set up and run, or participated in, to help the local community.
Winner: Fooditude.




Supply Chain Engagement
This category, sponsored by Whirlpool, rewards the best example of an initiative or project that integrates their supply chain in their sustainability programme.
Winner: One + All.

Sustainability Transparency
This award, sponsored by Tenzing, celebrates the best example of a business’ public transparency in its sustainability progress.
Winner: Impress Print Services.

Sustainability Campaign
This award, sponsored by SKCI, is to celebrate the best example of a purposeful campaign, centred around an important sustainability issue aimed at their customer or wider sector.
Winner: Royal Warrant Holders Association.

Sustainability Influencer
This award, sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson, is for an individual who has made a great impact in their business, sector or community by persuading others into action by virtue of their authenticity, reach and determination.
Winner: Pamela Stathaki from The Marketing Store.

Personal Achievement
This award, sponsored by City Electrical Factors, celebrates an individual whose tireless work has positively impacted the progress of sustainability in the business.
Winner: Russel Blunt from City and Essex.

Best Newcomer
Sponsored by Bourne Leisure, this award rewards the best example of a business that has embraced all aspects of the three-step programme – Measure, Engage and Communicate, in their reporting year end 2020, for organisations who joined in 2020.
Winner: EllisKnight International Recruitment.

Best Company
Sponsored by Prologis, this award, like the Newcomer award, recognises the best example of a business that has embraced all aspects of the three-step programme – Measure, Enagage and Communicate – in their reporting year end 2020 but for organisations who joined before 2020.
Winner: Impress Print Services.

Planet Mark Achiever Award
This award recognises organisations that have reached five years of holding Planet Mark certification
Winners: Benniman Construction Group, Laindon Park School, Low Carbon Europe and PT Softek Indonesia.

Picture: a photograph of the awards winners gathered together on the stage, some holding their awards

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 26 November 2021


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