Includability has gained certification from our Official Partners, Planet Mark, measurement our carbon footprint for our first year of operation.
What do Planet Mark do?
Planet Mark is a sustainability certification for every type of organisation and for buildings. They recognise continuous improvement, encourage action and have built an empowered community of like-minded individuals who make a world of difference.
What will Planet Mark certification mean?
Through Planet Mark certification, our business will receive help to strengthen our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, contribute further to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and set credible net zero carbon targets.
Thrilled to receive our Planet Mark accreditation, David Holby-Wolinski, Director at Includability said, “We are absolutely thrilled to become Planet Mark Certified and our partnership with their amazing team means the world to us at Includability. This process has allowed us to gain a real hold of our carbon footprint, build our knowledge, and put a firm plan in place to reduce our absolute carbon year upon year – it also ensures we continue to remain accountable to our sustainability pledge as an ethical company with the very best community.
“We will continue to learn and be inspired by others so that may support as many organisations as possible on their own sustainability journey – we have a collective responsibility to strive to make this world abetter place for our children and the generations that will follow.”
What are the stats behind Includability’s certification?
Includability’s total carbon footprint was 1.2 tCO₂e, which breaks down to a total carbon footprint per employee was 0.3 tCO₂e. This is based on four team members working permanently from home.
Carbon emissions were measured based on five criteria: Electricity, Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Losses, Natural Gas, Burning oil, Waste and Water.
Burning oil contributed to 0.2 tCO2e of our total emissions.
Electricity contributed 0.2 tCO2e.
Natural gas - 0.5 tCO2e
T&D Losses - 0.02 tCO2e
Landfill waste - 0.2 tCO2e
Recycled waste - 0.01 tCO2e
Water supply - 0.004 tCO2e
Water treatment - 0.1 tCO2e
What are our next steps?
In order to maintain Includability’s Planet Mark certification, we will need to reduce our carbon footprint by 5%, that works out at 0.1 tCO2e or 0.02 tCO2e per team member.
To help us achieve this, we have access to Planet Mark’s offsetting partnerships. They have fantastic partners including The Eden Project and Cool Earth which will help us make contact and gain knowledge to achieve our target for next year.
The Eden Project, an educational charity, which allows us to connect with each other and the living world, exploring to work towards abetter future.
Cool Earth is helping rainforest communities to protect nearly 100,000 hectares of biodiversity rich rainforest across three continents.
Behind this huge milestone are thousands of families whose futures have been transformed. For achieving our certification, Planet Mark have protected one acre of Peruvian rainforest in our name.
As a business, our biggest climate impacts to date have been through working with philanthropic enterprises like B1G1 and Ecologi.
Do Companies make SDG Contributions with Planet Mark?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a collection of 17 interrelated goals set by the United Nations. At Includability, we are a big supporter of the UN SDGs and we are so proud to have made 50,580 direct impacts to the SDGs in our first year of operation.
By measuring and reducing your carbon footprint with the Planet Mark, we are directly and measurably contributing to 5 SDGs and addressing 11 specific SDG targets.
We are directly impacting Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13: Climate Action, and Goal 15: Life on Land. See the graphic below for our specific impacts.
Do Planet Mark offer Helpful Resources?
We have been given a report filled with recommendations from Planet Mark to help us cut our carbon emissions by at least 5% over the next year. We also have been given access to their community of like-minded businesses who have already taken steps to reduce emissions and willing to share knowledge.
Planet Mark also have resources, guides and handy toolkits which we can use to help us achieve our sustainability goals.
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