Planet Positive community sustainability projects are appraised yearly against the Community Project Policy in the Planet Positive Protocol.
The Planet Positive Protocol is a proprietary carbon management standard developed by Planet Positive. It is an enabling framework for organisations and individuals to achieve an environmental mark of accreditation by taking voluntary action on climate change.
In order to display the Planet Positive mark, businesses (including product manufacturers) must comply with this Planet Positive Protocol. The Protocol requires that businesses measure their carbon footprint, make commitments to substantially reduce it, and take positive action by donating to community projects or of setting the calculated footprint by a minimum of 100%. Businesses must demonstrate reductions from Year 2 onwards. Parties shall then report their achievements in order to demonstrate transparency and show their determination to make a difference in the way they treat the Earth’s resources.
The Planet Positive Foundation supports a number of projects which are put forward to clients to fulfil step three of their certification ‘Invest’.
All the projects have been carefully selected because of their clear triple bottom line benefits (i.e. positive environmental, social and economic impacts). Projects are initially assessed, and monitored annually against the Planet Positive Protocol .
In order to provide the greatest support possible to these projects, we limit them in number. However, on occasion we do consider the introduction of new projects to our portfolio. If you have a project that you think would fit our criteria, please contact Sarah Gillett for further information on the assessment process.