One Planet Companies

BioRegional is working with businesses, charities and other organizations to help them reduce carbon emissions and become truly sustainable.

The One Planet Companies program provides a market-tested framework and a unique, positive communications opportunity for leaders steering their businesses into an unpredictable future.  At BioRegional North America, we believe that the firms that will succeed in the future are those that deliver more value with greater resource efficiency and authenticity in their communications.

One Planet Companies are companies, not-for-profits, and community groups which have formally adopted the One Planet Living framework to help them reduce their impact on the environment.

One Planet Companies act as inspiring examples of sustainability. They commit to providing products and services which help people lead happy and healthy lives within a fair share of the earth’s resources; and to reducing the impacts of their operations to a truly sustainable level, by 2025. Organisations will need to address the impacts of the following key areas and activities:

  • • Products and services
  • • Company operations
  • • Supply chain

These exemplary companies have committed to taking measurable steps towards genuine sustainability.

The first company to become an endorsed One Planet Company is B&Q, the UK’s leading home improvement retailer. Read more about their commitment to sustainable business below.

What Can You Do?

If you just want to use the One Planet Living framework to improve your organization’s approach to sustainability, why not use our free One Planet Action Plan toolkit to develop your own sustainability action plan?

Alternatively, you might want to become a fully-accredited One Planet Company. To do this you would need to develop an approved One Planet Action Plan with BioRegional, and adopt performance targets across each of the One Planet Living principles which will be audited each year. To find out more about the opportunities to become a One Planet Company, contact Ronan Leydon, BioRegional’s Head of Sustainable Business.

One Planet Companies



One Planet Company
London, UK

Bioregional is helping Europe’s largest home improvement retailer to fulfil its sustainability ambitions. We are monitoring Kingfisher plc’s global progress…



One Planet Company
Queretaro, Mexico

We’re using our One Planet Living framework with Latin America’s leading company in the design and manufacture of commercial refrigeration…



One Planet Company
London, UK

International engineering consultancy Cundall became the world’s first One Planet consultancy in 2012. It is using the One Planet Living…


John Lewis

London, UK

We’ve worked with one of the biggest and most respected names in UK retail on reducing its environmental impacts over…

The 10 Principles

Rooted in the science and metrics of ecological and carbon footprinting, 10 One Planet principles are used to structure thinking and inform holistic action. These principles stemmed from Bioregional’s experience of working on BedZED, a pioneering eco-village in South London, UK. Together, the principles provide a holistic framework to help organisations and project teams examine the sustainability challenges faced, develop appropriate solutions and communicate the actions being taken to key stakeholders such as colleagues, the supply chain, clients, customers and local and national government.

Health and happiness

Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well being

Equity and local economy

Creating bioregional economies that support equity and diverse local employment and international fair trade

Culture and community

Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom and culture; encouraging the involvement of people in shaping their community and creating a new culture of sustainability

Land use and wildlife

Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment

Sustainable water

Using water efficiently in buildings, farming and manufacturing. Designing to avoid local issues such as flooding , drought and water course pollution

Local and sustainable food

Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promoting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste

Sustainable materials

Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources

Sustainable transport

Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging low and zero carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions

Zero waste

Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill

Zero carbon

Making buildings energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies

One Planet Living worldwide

One Planet Living is happening all over the world.

One Planet Living Endorsed Partnership

Action plans

Every partner project or organisation in the One Planet Living initiative develops a ‘One Planet Action Plan’ based on the 10 principles. This Action Plan outlines the strategies, actions and targets to achieve One Planet Living.  It provides a route map which can be monitored and adapted over time.  The Action Plan is made public so everyone can see the commitments being made. As well as an Action Plan, every project or organisation reports annually on progress and publishes their results.

Zibi One Planet Action Plan

Singita One Planet Action Plan

One Planet Living network

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