Is your business committed to sustainability and corporate social responsibility?
Joining organisations like Planet Mark are a great way of demonstrating a commitment to the transition to a net zero world. Becoming Planet Mark certified means measuring your carbon output for your business and employees, then accessing resources and support to find methods and deploying new behaviours to reduce your output each year, and then communicating those achievements effectively to inspire others to follow your example.
DiSRUPT and Includability are two market-leading innovators in the recruitment and networking support industries, respectively, that have not only attained Planet Mark certification but also B Corp status. Our packages include support available for your business to help you navigate the Planet Mark and B Corp processes and help you develop your purpose-based strategy.
“We really value working with DiSRUPT Agency and praise their people focused approach to recruitment. With social responsibility at the core of their service offering, Planet Mark and DiSRUPT’s values are clearly aligned. We know how important people are in realising the sustainability ambitions of an organisation, so we are proud to be supporting them on their carbon reduction journey. Through Planet Mark Business Certification, DiSRUPT has made a real impact by continuing to measure and reduce their carbon emissions. We applaud their 16.6% absolute carbon reduction and look forward to seeing DiSRUPT further their impact in the transition to a net zero world.” - Steve Malkin - CEO and founder @ Planet Mark
What is the Importance of Planet Mark Certification?
Planet Mark is a prestigious certification that recognises organisations' efforts in reducing their carbon footprint, promoting sustainability, and contributing to a healthier planet. Becoming Planet Mark certified demonstrates a company's genuine commitment to a net zero world and empowers change for a brighter future.
"Becoming Planet Mark certified has helped us focus on the important goal of becoming Carbon Neutral and Net Zero. Our values are aligned with Planet Mark and we have embraced the change whilst transforming ourselves and the world around us. We have seen a more positive and enthusiastic outlook from our team and clients as we share our passion for helping the planet thrive"
Emma Ruttle - Sustainability Officer @ DiSRUPT Recruitment Agency and Includability
What are the Benefits of Planet Mark Certification?
- Improved Environmental Performance: The certification process encourages businesses to continually assess and improve their environmental impact by cutting their carbon output annually.
- Employee Engagement: A Planet Mark certified company is likely to have a more engaged and motivated workforce, as employees take pride in working for an organisation that is committed to the environment and long-term sustainable business.
- Competitive Edge: Planet Mark certification can help your company stand out in a crowded marketplace, giving your company further selling points.
- Enhanced Reputation: Planet Mark certification bolsters a company's reputation as a socially responsible and environmentally conscious organisation.
How to Embrace Purpose, People, Planet, and Profit
Organisations that prioritise purpose, people, and the planet are more likely to thrive in today's evolving business landscape. Obtaining Planet Mark certification can showcase you company’s dedication to sustainability and contribute to a better world for future generations.
Planet Mark certification is a powerful tool for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and the transition to a net zero world. DiSRUPT Recruitment Agency and Includability have set an inspiring example for other businesses by embracing Planet Mark and B Corp certifications. By joining us and engaging with our support packages and community of sustainability experts, companies can not only contribute to a healthier planet but also foster a culture of innovation, responsibility, and positive impact.
Steps to Achieving Planet Mark Certification
For organisations inspired by DiSRUPT and Includability's commitment to carbon reduction and our net zero goals, we have a few steps to get you started on achieving Planet Mark status:
- Measure Your Carbon Footprint: Planet Mark will measure your organisation's carbon footprint. This involves calculating your carbon emissions from sources such as energy consumption, business travel, and waste generation.
- Set Targets for Reduction: Once your carbon footprint has been calculated, they establish ambitious yet achievable reduction targets with you offering resources, support and corporate partnerships that will help you on your journey. Planet Mark requires a minimum 2.5% reduction in carbon emissions per year.
- Implement Sustainable Practices: Adopt environmentally friendly practices across your organisation, including energy efficiency measures, waste reduction strategies, and promoting sustainable commuting among employees. Some behaviours can be changed with NO COST to your business. Planet Mark will help you with strategies that will help spread thecost of larger solutions.
- Engage Stakeholders: Involve employees, suppliers, and clients in your sustainability journey,encouraging them to adopt eco-friendly practices and contribute to the organisation's environmental goals.
- Communicate Your Progress: Regularly report on your sustainability achievements, both internally and externally. Sharing your progress can inspire others to join your efforts and create a ripple effect of positive change.
How can I collaborate for a sustainable future?
DiSRUPT and Includability's achievements in obtaining both Planet Mark and B Corp certifications highlight the power of collaboration in driving sustainable change. By partnering with like-minded organisations and networks, companies can access valuable resources, share best practices, and work together towards a more sustainable future.Today, we are concentrating on how Planet Mark can help your business reduce its carbon footprint, but there are other initiatives and certifications that organisations can explore to further their commitment to sustainability.
- Carbon Neutral Certification
- Fair Trade Certification
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
- LEED Certification
By pursuing these certifications and initiatives, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and contribute to the global effort to create a healthier, more equitable, and prosperous world.
It is essential to recognise that the sustainability journey does not end with certification. By actively participating in the broader sustainability movement and collaborating with other businesses,
policymakers, and communities, organisations can drive meaningful change and contribute to a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world.
"Planet Mark Certification has been transformative for both DiSRUPT and Includability. It's boosted our credentials, attracting sustainability conscious clients and top talent alike. Our team feels empowered, knowing they're part of a business genuinely committed to positive change. This certification has unlocked new levels of innovation and generosity, shaping a kinder, more caring work environment. I can't recommend Planet Mark enough for companies seeking a truly sustainable and focused future."
Dave Holby-Wolinski - Founder | Director | Sustainability & B Corp Expert @ DiSRUPT Recruitment Agency and Includability
DiSRUPT: A Planet Mark and B Corp Certified Pioneer in Recruitment
DiSRUPT Recruitment Agency is among the rare recruitment organisations worldwide that hold both Planet Mark and B Corp certifications. Our dual certification is a testament to DiSRUPT's commitment to not only reducing its environmental impact but also fostering a socially responsible and inclusive work environment. Our RPO solutions include support in diversity and inclusion, mental health and sustainability which will help you reach a wider talent pool as people will want to work for a purpose-led organisation with clear and linked people, planet and profit strategies in place.
In 2022, DiSRUPT's dedication to sustainability was recognised when they were awarded the Planet Mark Best Newcomer.
Includability: Embracing Planet Mark Certification and B Corp Status
Includability – The Home of Inclusive Organisations is also Planet Mark certified and has recently become B Corp certified with an impressive score of 143.2.
As a company that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion, Includability's commitment to the planet is also baked into our business model. We take our commitments seriously and view our Planet Mark and B Corp certifications as a milestone on our journey and we want to help out members do the same or better as us by offering resources and support to help your business become a more inclusive, sustainable and mentally healthy organisation.
DiSRUPT Recruitment Agency and Includability serve as shining examples of what can be achieved when organisations prioritise sustainability and social responsibility. By obtaining Planet Mark and B Corp certifications, these companies showcase their commitment to a net zero world and the well-being of both people and the planet.
Organisations inspired by our achievements can join us to begin their own journey towards Planet Mark certification and contribute to a brighter, more sustainable future for all.