We are pleased to announce that we have received Planet Mark certification as a business for our efforts to measure and reduce our carbon footprint. This certification recognises continuous improvement, encourages positive action and makes us part of an empowered community of like-minded businesses intent on making a difference in the climate emergency.
Planet Mark will help IBG to strengthen our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, as well as contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and set credible Net Zero Carbon targets which are science-based and achievable.
To do this, they have worked with us through a multi-stage process which includes:
- Measuring emissions of scopes 1, 2 and elements of scope 3
- Using these measurements to determine our baseline
- Setting targets based on this to reduce our emissions by 90% in the long term
- Giving us a specific action plan with specific measures to be taken
While the path to emissions reduction is not linear, Planet Mark will undertake an annual review of our progress and support our continuous improvement in the future.
Eventually, this process will take us on a journey to achieving Net Zero Carbon and will provide us with tailored support to communicate our environmental contributions with credibility, authenticity and transparency.
All actions recommended are authentic, transparent and realistic for IBG to implement. Transparency is another key factor in achieving Planet Mark certification – reporting our progress with confidence will help us engage our staff and empower them to help us drive change and communicate our environmental contributions together.
Overall, we are anticipating major environmental benefits, as well as:
- A competitive advantage
- Attract and retain talent
- A healthy bottom line
- Future-proofed business
In many ways, the IBG and Planet Mark are a natural fit. Their process of measuring what’s there before eliminating waste and embedding improvements for the long-term mirrors our approach to designing smart technology networks for buildings.
Like Planet Mark, we start by installing the metering, monitoring and sensor technology which allows us to gather accurate data to form a baseline. We then introduce new automated controls within pre-agreed parameters which eliminate energy waste.
Finally, we then integrate all other building services onto the same system, from HVAC and access controls to fire safety and intruder alarms. By doing so and achieving total connectivity for new builds and retrofit projects, we save our clients money at the same time as helping them on the journey to Net Zero and meeting their ESG responsibilities.
We are proud to have received Planet Mark certification and will continue to improve our Environmental, Social and Governance performance across the business in future.
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