Pure Planet Named Best Employer

29 May 2020

Pure Planet has been named the South West’s best company to work for 2020.

The rapidly expanding 100% renewable energy supplier, which employs 90 staff in Bath, was recognised as the region’s top employer.

The award comes days after PurePla.net was ranked second overall in the national rankings in The Sunday Times Top 100 Smaller Companies to Work For 2020.

Judges praised Pure Planet’s three founders - Andrew Ralston Chris Alliott, and Steven Day - for their approachability around the office and working closely with various teams.

Pure Planet was also hailed for its industry leading employment practices which includes equal parental leave and mental health first aiders who are available to discuss any issue with staff.

Another area that won recognition is for having a positive impact on the local community. In 2019 Pure Planet announced it was carbon-offsetting every staff member’s commute to and from work, while offering a number of employee benefits that are also designed to encourage staff to maintain a greener lifestyle.

This includes offering interest-free train season tickets and discounted bus tickets, as well as an electric bike-to-work and electric car schemes.

The organisation also promotes car sharing for those that live in rural areas and offers flexible and home working options.

Following the Best Companies independent survey 100% of Pure Planet’s team agreed: ”Senior managers truly live the values of this organisation,” while the supplier also won full marks for its environmental protection and 97% for staff wellbeing.

Overall, Pure Planet scored 861.4 out of 1,000 placing it top of the Regional Best Companies Index (RBCI).

This year, Pure Planet was named as a recommended energy provider by consumer champion Which? and ranked third top energy company in the country overall.

In a joint statement, co-founders Andrew, Chris and Steven, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be named the South West’s best company to work for.

“We have such an amazing team at Pure Planet - they make our company such a special place to work. They are phenomenal.

“Working culture is incredibly important to us and we are so pleased this has been recognised. “From the green commute to enhanced parental leave to physical and mental health first aiders, we constantly challenge ourselves to be the best employer we can.”

“We are also extremely proud to be a Bath-based business. As well as being a beautiful place to live and work, we have found the area has a wonderful pool of creative, talented individuals and innovative tech companies who help drive our growth.”