Cardiff-based Alcumus acquires sustainability leader Planet Mark

Alcumus welcomes Planet Mark as its newest acquisition: setting forth on an exciting sustainability journey

Planet Mark, a leading sustainability certification and Net Zero pioneer, has been acquired by Alcumus, a global leader in workplace safety and compliance solutions, marking a significant milestone in their shared journey toward a more sustainable future.

For 10 years, Planet Mark has been working with its members to enable meaningful change, creating a more sustainable and equitable world. With Alcumus’ experience, resource and technology, Planet Mark will be able to significantly expand its offering at a key stage in its growth journey. This partnership is supported by a shared ambition and commitment to helping all organisations and especially small and medium-sized enterprises manage their risk in a sustainable way.

Alcumus, a company under the ownership of Apax, has a longstanding commitment to promoting safer and more sustainable workplaces, building on its history as a successful and globally expanding enterprise. As a global company, Alcumus has its roots firmly planted in Wales. This acquisition represents a proud moment for the Welsh business community, reaffirming Wales’ position as a hub for innovative and forward-thinking companies on the world stage.

This partnership represents a powerful alliance to accelerate positive change. Both Planet Mark and Alcumus are built on a common purpose and values, servicing similar parts of the economy. As the partnership evolves, ongoing integration will reveal complementary offerings that will enhance the experience for Planet Mark’s existing clients and create new avenues for substantial growth. 

Steve Malkin, the visionary CEO and Founder of Planet Mark, commented: “As we reach our 10-year milestone, it gives the team and me great confidence knowing we’re joining forces with such a dynamic company as Alcumus. We have a shared vision to create a better future and drive impactful change. With their international presence and established history of helping businesses cut carbon, reach net zero and provide positive impacts for society and the environment., the possibilities are endless – we’re expecting big things as we enter our second decade.” 

Alyn Franklin, CEO at Alcumus, added: “Alcumus is committed to measuring what matters, inspiring change, and making the world a safer and more sustainable place for all. The acquisition of Planet Mark is the latest part of our journey. This acquisition not only propels our growth ambitions but also adds tremendous value to our UK customer base, and represents a monumental stride towards a brighter and prosperous future.”

Planet Mark’s sustainability expertise is set to become an integral part of Alcumus’ comprehensive portfolio, offering clients a holistic range of compliance, risk management, and sustainability solutions, including net zero. This partnership will amplify the impact both organisations can make in driving transformation and sustainability across the businesses they serve.