LONDON, February 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Planet Positive Launches Online Green Certification Making Sustainability Faster, Cheaper and Accessible for Millions of SMEs
Despite the powerful business arguments for operating sustainably, for the majority of SMEs it is often hard to do so, the most common obstacles being perceived costs, lack of awareness of business benefits and conflicting time and resource pressures. Now there is a solution for all businesses with the launch of an online green certification service from Planet Positive. Certification provides an international recognition of the highest sustainability standards as well as giving ongoing support to enable businesses to operate in this way.
Planet Positive, a green service partner to many large businesses, has introduced the new online service to help and encourage small and medium sized businesses to become more sustainable and have a positive environmental and social impact.
The Planet Positive online green certification service removes the barrier of consultant assessments that has previously proved cost prohibitive to SMEs. It enables businesses to enter their own energy data, typically in less than an hour and receive a footprint, reduction strategy, certification and supporting marketing materials within two weeks. In addition, these businesses have access to Planet Positive's advisory service which provides professional support on continued action they can take for further benefits to their business. This includes energy saving, behaviour change and green marketing. In summary, a full environmental management service.
Through the use of Force.com, the leading cloud platform for business apps from salesforce.com, Planet Positive has built a certification app that allows SMEs to complete an online assessment and receive certification at a fraction of the cost of traditional means. Martin Goodman, Planet Positive's Executive Chairman and a Government advisor on IT, explains: "Using cloud based technology has enabled us to offer a comprehensive environmental certification to businesses around the world. It is a low carbon solution that unlocks sustainability for millions of businesses and people. This is cutting the green tape that has surrounded sustainability. With online certification, it is fast, affordable and accessible to all."
Planet Positive's online green certification service starts from GBP150 for sole traders up to GBP750 for companies of up to 200 people. For larger companies, Planet Positive supplies a bespoke quote. For further information visit http://www.beplanetpositive.com or telephone +44(0)207-250-1551.
About Planet Positive
Planet Positive is an international certification and environmental management system for businesses, products, buildings and services. Certification communicates a company's positive action on environmental sustainability and helps engage employees, stakeholders and customers.
Planet Positive goes beyond compliance into proof of action, behaviour change and encouraging business to support local and global sustainability projects. The Planet Positive Foundation, a UK registered charity, has been established to develop, promote and fund sustainability projects locally, nationally and internationally.
Planet Positive has certified ultra-low carbon buildings for M&S and Sainsbury's through to award-winning, environmentally friendly ski boots for Atomic.
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SOURCE Planet Positive