The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Wednesday, 27 May

The Planet Mark Home Worker Package

The Planet Mark Home Worker Package

Sustainability programme leader The Planet Mark has produced an interactive guide of best practice advice to stay happy, healthy and productive whilst working from home.

For many of us, working from home full-time is a new experience and finding a rhythm to your day can be beneficial in terms of your own wellbeing and productivity. Those of us who manage teams also find ourselves needing to support others in this transition.

This interactive guide from The Planet Mark features a suite of best practice advice, from staying connected with each other and nature, to cutting carbon and maintaining your wellbeing while working remotely. 

The Planet Mark Home Worker Package is designed to give essential tips to help people seamlessly transition to working from home. Engaging the best of nature, people and technology, the package helps tackle shared obstacles and bring people closer together.

You can access the guide here

 

What’s in the guide?

 

The guide is a few very simple but key steps to offer employees, to maximise their working from home experience. It features interactive experiences, with links to everything from research papers and virtual tours, to free learning resources and energy efficiency calculators.

 

Image

 

Wellbeing whilst working from home

 

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home. The tips and advice in the guide are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home.

 

Children’s activities

 

With school closures and children at home, The Planet Mark have combed the internet and linked up with some of their partners, including The Eden Project, to provide some tips and resources to get kids excited about nature, the environment and sustainability.

 

Carbon saving advice

 

The more time we’re spending at home, the more energy we’re likely to use. With this in mind, the guide includes some top tips to help you cut carbon and save while working from home. This includes ideas on: heating and electricity, food consumption, reducing waste, activities and transport. 

 

Technology for working from home

 

Adapt to a whole new way of working due to the global health crisis, compromises when it comes to the ideal workspace have had to be compromised. Most usually, even the most well-equipped home office space will struggle to match up to the amenities offered in a traditional office space. The guide looks at some best practice tips for choosing the right technology, and how to get the most out of them for the best home working experience possible. 

 

What is The Planet Mark?

 

The Planet Mark recognises outstanding achievements, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals. Their story begins in 2012, when Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First and founder of The Planet Mark, was introduced to Sir Tim Smit KBE, co-founder of The Eden Project. Over the following months, they discussed how they might create a truly effective people-driven sustainability programme for any organisation of any size, any sector, any place in the world.

The Programme has since developed into an internationally-recognised and trusted sustainability certification that has helped 400 organisations reduce their carbon year-on-year.

On average, holders of The Planet Mark make a 14% carbon saving each year per employee through energy use, waste, water, travel and procurement.

Take a look at the Home Worker Package here

Picture: Image of a person working outside on a laptop

Article written by Ella Tansley

Share



Related Articles

COVID-19 Is Not A Silver Lining For The Climate, Says UN Environment Chief

The UN Environment Chief has warned against viewing the effect of COVID-19 on climate change as a “silver lining”. Instead, Inger Andersen is calling for...

 Read Full Article
Protecting Your Employees’ Mental Health

April is Stress Awareness Month, and people working across every industry are experiencing a significant increase in pressure. Flexible working campaigner Anna...

 Read Full Article
Workplace Digital Capabilities Critical To Business Survival

COVID-19 has the accelerated integration of technology into our working lives – the future office must adapt, says technologywithin’s Richard Morris. In...

 Read Full Article
Lone Working, Mental Health and Guidance For Employers

SOCOTEC, a UK provider of testing, inspection and compliance services is providing advice for employers on the recently updated HSE guidance document on lone...

 Read Full Article
Fooditude Reopens Kitchen To Serve Those Most In Need During COVID-19

London-based contract caterer Fooditude has reopened its kitchen to help feed the most vulnerable people in their local community. They are serving vulnerable and...

 Read Full Article
Coronavirus Goodwill Stories From FM

With COVID-19 causing unprecedented disruption to planned events, facilities management companies are donating potentially wasted items to those in need at this difficult...

 Read Full Article
Tech, Collaborative Working And Company Culture

To help lessen the spread of COVID-19, offices up and down the UK are relocating. The new location? The employee’s home. As the nation is encouraged to work...

 Read Full Article
How Do You Feel About Remote Working?

In 2019, a joint-research project from Gensler and the British Council of Offices (BCO) on the rise of flexible workspace in the UK corporate sector discovered that that...

 Read Full Article
Investors Stall On New Deals But View Property As A Secure Asset

More than 850 UK-based investors have been surveyed to uncover their property investment plans in light of COVID-19. All of the investors surveyed have investments in...

 Read Full Article
Manufacturers Of Cleaning Products Should Get Priority COVID Testing, Says CHSA

The CHSA is calling on the government to specify employees of manufacturers and distributors of cleaning & hygiene products as eligible for priority testing. The...

 Read Full Article