LONDON, 25TH OCTOBER 2023, 15:30PM Planet Mark, a leading sustainability certification and Net Zero pioneer, has been acquired by Alcumus, a global leader in workplace safety and compliance solutions, marking a significant milestone in their shared journey toward a more sustainable future.
For 10 years, Planet Mark has been working with its members to enable meaningful change, creating a more sustainable and equitable world. With Alcumus’ experience, resource and technology, Planet Mark will be able to significantly expand its offering at a key stage in its growth journey. This partnership is supported by a shared ambition and commitment to helping all organisations and especially small and medium-sized enterprises manage their risk in a sustainable way.
Alcumus, a company under the ownership of Apax, has a longstanding commitment to promoting safer and more sustainable workplaces, building on its history as a successful and globally expanding enterprise. With headquarters proudly based in Wales, Alcumus has a significant global presence, including footprints in both the UK and Canada.
This partnership represents a powerful alliance to accelerate positive change. Both Planet Mark and Alcumus are built on a common purpose and values, servicing similar parts of the economy. As the partnership evolves, ongoing integration will reveal complementary offerings that will enhance the experience for Planet Mark's existing clients and create new avenues for substantial growth.
Steve Malkin, the visionary CEO and Founder of Planet Mark, commented: “As we reach our 10-year milestone, it gives the team and me great confidence knowing we’re joining forces with such a dynamic company as Alcumus. We have a shared vision to create a better future and drive impactful change. With their international presence and established history of helping businesses cut carbon, reach net zero and provide positive impacts for society and the environment., the possibilities are endless – we’re expecting big things as we enter our second decade.”
Alyn Franklin, CEO at Alcumus, added: "Alcumus is committed to measuring what matters, inspiring change, and making the world a safer and more sustainable place for all. The acquisition of Planet Mark is the latest part of our journey. This acquisition not only propels our growth ambitions but also adds tremendous value to our UK customer base, and represents a monumental stride towards a brighter and prosperous future."
Planet Mark's sustainability expertise is set to become an integral part of Alcumus' comprehensive portfolio, offering clients a holistic range of compliance, risk management, and sustainability solutions, including net zero. This partnership will amplify the impact both organisations can make in driving transformation and sustainability across the businesses they serve.
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About Planet Mark
Planet Mark is an internationally recognised sustainability certification which recognises continuous progress, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals. It is awarded to businesses, properties, new developments and projects that are committed to reducing their carbon emissions. Companies are certified immediately when they sign up based on their commitment to sustainability progress. To remain Planet Mark certified, an organisation must reduce their carbon the footprint every year, commit to engage their staff and commit to communicate externally.
Holders of Planet Mark deliver results that go beyond compliance, reaching new levels of sustainability and engaging their people in the process. On average, certified businesses make a 16 per cent carbon saving per employee through reductions in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement.
The Eden Project has been a close partner of Planet Mark since its launch and the relationship is fundamental, as it helps build connections with each other and the living world, exploring how they can work towards a better future. Planet Mark’s donations support new projects, education programmes and industry-specific training run by the charity.
For more information, please visit www.planetmark.com
Alcumus is a global provider of workplace safety and compliance solutions, serving thousands of clients across various industries. With its headquarters in Wales, Alcumus is committed to creating safer and more sustainable workplaces. Learn more at www.alcumus.com.