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The Planet Mark Home Worker Package

The Planet Mark Home Worker Package
22 April 2020 | Updated 29 September 2020

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.




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 | Published 22 April 2020


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