Skip To Main Content
Maeve O'Leary

COBIS is delighted to announce that we have recently achieved our Planet Mark certification for the third year running, officially demonstrating our pledge to organisational sustainability, and hitting our carbon reduction targets.

The Planet Mark, in partnership with The Eden Project and Cool Earth, is a certification programme recognising commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability by supporting organisations to measure and reduce their carbon footprint. 

In this crucial #DecadeofAction, measuring our own carbon footprint has been a critical step in reducing our impact on the planet and society.

Through Planet Mark we have protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Our pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

And in our commitment to Planet Mark we are also helping the Eden Projectan educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

Colin Bell, COBIS CEO, has said “We are proud to have achieved certification with the Planet Mark for the third year running, and to continue to demonstrate our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint year on year. As leaders in the international education sector, we are keen to lead by example with the global education community. By doing so, we are actively articulating the importance of sustainability and the need to recognise and respond to the climate emergency. We have one planet Earth, and it is vital that we teach the next generation how to protect and sustain it.”

In addition to this certification, we are proud of our established partnership with The Planet Mark which makes the programme even more accessible to our members.

We are committed not only to improving our own sustainability, but also to supporting our schools in their measurement and reduction efforts. As such, we are delighted that all COBIS members are eligible for a 5% discount on Planet Mark’s certification fee. Simply mention the code, COBIS22. To learn more about this opportunity, and about Planet Mark’s programme, please contact, or visit their website.