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Trust secures Planet Mark Certification

The St Monica Trust has recently achieved the first important milestone on its journey to reach Net Zero by securing Planet Mark Business Certification.

The Planet Mark Business Certification is an internationally recognised sustainability certification that supports organisations to radically reduce carbon emissions and work towards the global transition to Net Zero.

The Trust’s Sustainability Manager, Mark Thomas said: “As an organisation, we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions, having a positive impact on the planet and society, and playing our role in ensuring there is a sustainable future for all.

“Our Planet Mark certification provides us with a base line from which we can move forward with our strategy to be a Net Zero organisation - something which I know is of great interest to both residents and St Monica Trust colleagues.”

Having achieved Planet Mark Business Certification, the Trust’s Exec Team have also signed-off on Planet Mark producing a Net Zero Strategy for the organisation and carrying out an Energy Savings Opportunities audit.

Mark Thomas, said: “We can also confirm that from 1 May 2024, the Trust’s new electricity supplier will be Stroud-based Ecotricity, whose 100% green electricity is generated from the wind, sun and the sea.”

The Planet Mark was founded in 2013 with the iconic Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, and is awarded to businesses, properties, new developments and projects that are committed to radically reduce their carbon emissions.

Since it launched, The Planet Mark has certified more than 800 organisations, including Volvo UK, Fortnum & Mason, Homerton University Hospital and University of Greenwich. Click here for more information.

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