The Terra Carta Seal
The Terra Carta Seal recognises global companies that are actively leading the charge to create a climate and Nature-positive future.
Access the full 2023 Terra Carta Seal press release here
The Sustainable Markets Initiative is partnering with Verdantix, an independent research firm that acts as a thought-leader for world-enhancing innovation, on its 2023 Terra Carta Seal Awards. Verdantix’s expert team will support the evaluation of applications against their alignment with the ten Terra Carta articles and recognised sustainability criteria. Verdantix will continue to provide the methodologies and data science for the on-going Terra Carta Seal decision process.
The Terra Carta Seal Expert Review Panel
The Terra Carta Seal Expert Review Panel is a global group of experts from the environmental, business, political, and philanthropic worlds. The seven distinguished panellists will work with Verdantix to evaluate nominations and assess their alignment with the ten Terra Carta articles.
The Terra Carta Seal Award Expert Review Panel are:
HIS MAJESTY KING CHARLES III, IN HIS FORMER ROLE AS His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES
The Terra Carta Seal recognizes those organizations which have made a serious commitment to a future that is much more sustainable, and puts Nature, People and the Planet at the heart of the economy. We all need to make changes if we are to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren and these businesses have pledged to make it easier for us all to do so.
The Terra Carta and the Terra Carta Seal have been designed by Sir Jony Ive and his team at his creative collective LoveFrom.
The design of the Terra Carta Seal features a new typeface developed by the team, and the coronet of The former Prince of Wales.
Working closely with His Majesty King Charles III in his former role as The Prince of Wales, the design was based upon sacred forms that establish the underlying organisation and structure of the design.
Natural references include oak leaves, fern, magnolia, honeybees, swallows and the monarch butterfly, entwined with the typography.
These elements reinforce the sense of harmony and fertility, allowing flora and fauna to gently take control in a vibrant celebration of nature.
SIR JONY IVE, KBE
With respect for both the historic resonance of the Terra Carta and for the environment, we have used modest, natural materials and celebrated craftsmanship with a delicate, illustrated design. This feels a sensitive and sincere commemoration for those who have committed to the aims of the Terra Carta, and we are so very grateful to be able to contribute to such an important and impactful initiative.
Handmade paper made from 100% traceable and sustainable cotton James Cropper’s Paper Foundation, Burneside, Cumbria
Imprimerie du Marais
Click here to see the organisations that have been awarded the 2023 Terra Carta Seal. Across a range of different industries, all of these recipients have acknowledged the gravity of the challenges facing our planet and have committed to playing a leading role in accelerating the world’s transition to a sustainable future.