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World Habitat is proud to be certified by the PlanetMark for the 2nd year running. The PlanetMark certification is awarded to organisations that are committed to continuous improvement in sustainability in its operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. Achieving the certification means that we have committed to reduce our carbon footprint by 5% each year and are supporting nine of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Our 2021 carbon footprint was calculated at 12.9 tCO2e with the total carbon footprint per employee as 1.0 tCO2e. This is a 9% reduction from our 2020 emissions as we shifted to remote working due to the pandemic. Around 13% of PlanetMark holders also achieved a 5-10% reduction in their total carbon in 2021. The calculated footprint includes our emissions from electricity, transmission and distribution losses, water, waste, business travel and homeworking.

Jelly Moring, Sustainability Manager of World Habitat said: “We are delighted to be certified by PlanetMark and become a part of its community of like-minded organisations who embrace sustainability and are working to halt the climate crisis. PlanetMark’s certification helps us to be accountable and transparent in our journey towards net-zero. We have been measuring our carbon footprint since 2016 and have taken steps to reduce our emissions. We are committed to be a net-zero charity as soon as possible and certainly no later than 2030.”

Steve Malkin, CEO of PlanetMark said: “I am proud to count World Habitat among our members. Climate change has a tangible impact on the stellar work the charity has done in facilitating access to housing to those who need it most. By leading from the front, World Habitat is taking action on climate and making a statement of resilience for the people who benefit from its work. Without climate action, global housing will become much more complex. World Habitat is a future-facing organisation with tremendous vision, and this should be celebrated.”

David Ireland, CEO of World Habitat, said: “As an independent charity, we are proud to have achieved the PlanetMark certification and committing to a sustainable future for generations to come. The climate emergency threatens all life on this planet. We all must work in a way that has a positive impact on the people we work with and preserve the environmental sustainability of the planet, at all levels of our operations. And we urge other organisations to do likewise.”

Find out more about the PlanetMark here

Find out more about our commitment to sustainability here

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