Test Valley Packaging (TVP) has partnered with Planet Mark to achieve its sustainability certification by 2029 as part of its commitment to reaching net zero far earlier than government-mandated targets.

TVP will measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions via Planet Mark’s three categories. The results of these measurements will benefit the company by certifying full supply chain emission transparency, driving energy efficiency and cost reduction opportunities, fostering engagement with suppliers (to reduce emissions across the supply value chain), and risk mitigation.

Planet Mark is a business certification that helps organisations understand and integrate environmental standards into their broader sustainability strategy. Eden Project-backed Planet Mark undertakes a thorough impact analysis, breaking firms’ emissions down into component parts so that they truly understand their impact on the environment. This data analysis helps companies strengthen commercial resilience, enhancing brand association and future-proofing operations.

Measuring carbon emissions contributes to a company’s social value, strengthening its ESG strategy. Planet Mark separates operational carbon emissions into Scopes 1, 2, and 3. Their main differences are the sources of GHG emissions that they cover.

Test Valley Packaging’s Director, Jerry Steedman, explained: “Committing to Planet Mark will see TVP benchmark future sustainability pledges, emissions targets and green goals against data-driven, science-based targets to hit those goals annually as the company works towards 2029. TVP has already modernised its headquarters and production facilities with green, sustainable technologies, including installing solar panels and electric vehicle chargers. The company also sources all its energy from certified green suppliers.”

Active for over a decade and trusted by over 600 organisations, the certification helps comply with ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 requirements, helps companies contribute to nine UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and addresses 19 other SDG targets.

Jerry Steedman continued: “As a responsible packaging supplier, we recognise the impact our products can have on the environment and we are dedicated to minimising it. We believe in reducing waste and conserving resources by using eco-friendly materials, promoting recycling, and reducing our carbon footprint. This certification is validation for all that ethos and hard work, like the Fair-Trade quality mark, it is a trusted certification and that means our customers can have peace of mind that we practice what we preach, and they’re getting the best sustainable packaging products from us.”

For more information, please visit https://testvalleypkg.co.uk/ and https://www.planetmark.com/.