Planet Positive, the sustainability certification business, has partnered with Hubsphere to deliver a fast and effective online process to help companies measure and reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions. Planet Positive’s online Business Certification will utilise Hubsphere’s low-carbon, cloud-based technology to make sustainability more accessible and affordable for large corporations through to SMEs.
We can help every business in the UK and beyond see the benefit of being sustainable at the click of a button," said Martin Goodman, Executive Chairman of Planet Positive and former MD of Cable & Wireless. "This online process makes cost savings through energy efficiency a real opportunity for thousands of businesses. Combining the strength of this carbon management software with our certification and verification process is an important, and much needed step in the sustainability sector."
The online process enables companies to enter their energy data online each month, or even half-hourly with Smart meters. It also tracks other sources of emissions such as business travel, water, paper and provides an automatic carbon footprint for the business operations. A dashboard provides figures, graphs and trends at a glance to help managers and green teams to find energy efficiencies that cut carbon and save money.
Planet Positive certification process also provides guidance on where to make savings and reductions. Some of the fastest and biggest changes can be accomplished through behaviour change programmes where employees can be encouraged to join the green journey of the business and find great ways to save energy at home.
Hubsphere is one of Europe’s leading providers of online energy and carbon management software. The software is hosted in the cloud, meaning that the process itself is low carbon and energy efficient.
Hubsphere co-founder and CEO, Ronan Kerouedan, said: "Planet Positive is helping accelerate sustainability by making it more accessible to businesses and people around the world. This partnership brings a powerful verification and certification for businesses wanting to confirm their green credentials. We are pleased to provide the software platform that helps so many people manage and reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions."
Planet Positive invests 10% of their fees into sustainability projects in the UK and around the world. These include sustainability workshops in UK schools, saving endangered rainforest, fitting solar panels to schools in Africa and continuous water supplies in African villages.