Independent janitorial distribution network, Jangro, has been certified by Planet Mark. Through this certification, the company is furthering its sustainability commitment by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint.
Over the next year, Jangro will be working towards strengthening its reduction of carbon emissions and sharing its journey of continuous improvement to inspire others. It is also measuring its social value contributions, which refers to the net social and environmental benefits generated by its team.
Planet Mark is a sustainability certification that verifies and measures carbon and social data to reduce emissions and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). To become certified, a company must first ‘commit’ to the programme, by pledging to measure and reduce its footprint, plan long-term ambitions and motivate its team to innovate.
The second step is to measure using the certification methodology. Emission sources, including electricity, T&D1 losses, natural gas, travel, waste, water, and paper, contributed to a total carbon footprint of 17.4 tC0₂e for Jangro’s HQ during 2020. As part of the Planet Mark certification, Jangro has committed to making a year-on-year reduction of its carbon footprint by 5% annually.
Jo Gilliard, CEO of Jangro, commented: “We want to be a force for good but understand that our day-to-day operations inevitably have an effect on the environment. By measuring our own impact as well as our social value, we will be able to significantly increase our positive impact. The three-step process includes communicating our activities and, by doing so, we hope to encourage continual improvements within our community, contributing to a better planet for all.”
On average, Planet Mark certified businesses make a 24 per cent cut in absolute carbon emissions per year, and 17 per cent carbon savings per employee per year through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement.