07.01.14

VolkerWessels UK is proud to achieve The Planet Mark

As part of its commitment to sustainability, for the second year running, VolkerWessels UK has achieved The Planet Mark, an international recognition of the highest sustainability standards.

Using the Planet First Protocol Methodology, VolkerWessels UK's carbon footprint for the UK during 2012 was calculated at 18,068 tCO2e with an 8.1% reduction in normalised carbon emissions, a total of 1,197 tCO2e saved.

The Planet Mark, in partnership with the Eden Project, is awarded to organisations, property developments and products that are committed to the continuous improvement of their sustainability performance.

Wherever you see The Planet Mark you can be assured of:

  • Positive action to improve environmental, social and economic performance
  • Integrated sustainability reporting in line with current legislation and protocols
  • Engagement with employees, stakeholders, local and global community projects

Adrian Shah-Cundy, head of corporate responsibility at VolkerWessels UK, said: "We are delighted to have achieved The Planet Mark for the second year running demonstrating our commitment to reducing our emissions by five percent on an annual basis and improving our environmental, social and related economic performance.

"Our employees are a major part of this activity, helping to make the changes happen and creating a better way of doing business. Our employees are now engaged in a programme to measure, report and reduce our environmental, social and related economic performance. As part of the certification, we are also proudly supporting the Eden Project Education Programme, helping to educate children on sustainability."

Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First, said: "VolkerWessels UK's pledge to improve its sustainability performance sets an excellent example to other businesses that sustainability needs to be more than just a buzzword, it should be an essential part of the corporate culture. We are proud to certify VolkerWessels UK and support their ongoing commitment to a sustainable world."

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