Wessex Cleaning Equipment Gains Planet Mark Certification
We are delighted to announce that Wessex Cleaning Equipment has been awarded the Planet Mark certification.
This is a recognition of our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment and follows an extensive audit of our operations.
The Planet Mark is a globally recognised accreditation, and we are proud to be part of this community of businesses that are committed to making a difference in the world and their local communities.
As part of our certification, we have set a target to reduce our carbon footprint by 5% over the next year. However, we are currently on track to reduce this by a whopping 20%.
We will achieve this through a several initiatives, including:
- Improving energy efficiency in our operations
- Encouraging employees to adopt sustainable travel habits
- Introducing better controls of waste streams
- Reducing water consumption
- Reducing fuel consumption
- Regularly auditing our supply chain
We are committed to continual improvement, and we are confident that we can make a positive difference to the planet. We hope that it will inspire other businesses to adopt similar sustainable practices.
Through Planet Mark we have protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to their partners Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Our pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.
We are also helping the Eden Project through our commitment to the Planet Mark. Eden Project is an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.
What is the Planet Mark certification?
The Planet Mark Business certification is a recognised symbol of sustainability progress. It demonstrates a business’ commitment to measuring and reducing carbon emissions, ultimately contributing to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
On average, Planet Mark certified businesses make a 24% cut in absolute carbon emissions per year, and 17% carbon saving per employee per year through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement.
The Planet Mark is a valuable accolade for any business, and we are delighted that Wessex Cleaning Equipment has been recognised in this way. This is a fantastic achievement for the company, and we hope that it will inspire other businesses to adopt similar sustainable practices.