The partnership will see RSA's Engineering Inspection &
Consultancy business and its 450 engineers work with Carbon Trust
Implementation Services to actively promote the benefits
of installing new energy efficient equipment. This initiative helps
to further integrate sustainability into RSA's core functions by
enabling customers to follow in the footsteps of the insurer, who
has cut its own carbon footprint by more than half since 2000.
Myles McCarthy, Managing Director of Carbon Trust Implementation
"We're seeing increasing demand amongst large businesses such as
RSA for us to help their customers get to grips with energy
efficiency and capture the associated cost savings. This is a
reflection of the fact that there are a wide range of options in
this market and it is not always apparent where customers can
source reliable advice. This new partnership is fantastic
news for RSA's customers, who will now receive advice from trusted
technical experts on installing new energy efficiency equipment,
which should help them to make material cost savings in the face of
increasingly volatile energy prices."
Nigel Raywood, Consultancy Services Director at RSA, added:
"Partnering with the Carbon Trust is a great way for us to help
our customers cut their emissions and save money. Our corporate
responsibility strategy is designed to integrate sustainability
issues into our core business. This is an example of how we are
doing so, helping our customers to manage their risks more
effectively and identifying commercial opportunities for both
customers and RSA.
"At RSA, we have taken a significant action to tackle our own
carbon footprint, and I'm delighted to say we've halved it since
2000 and offset the remainder by purchasing voluntary carbon
credits. We hope that by partnering with the Carbon Trust we can
work with our customers to help them realise their carbon reduction
Installing new equipment, such as lighting, heating, ventilation
and high efficiency air conditioning can hugely reduce energy
bills, as well as reducing the risk of that equipment breaking down
or causing accidents. Energy efficiency is a fantastic opportunity
to drive down business costs, helping the UK's economy in the face
of a double-dip recession and supporting national carbon targets.
For example, a typical retail organisation could cut their lighting
energy bill by up to 70% through installing new light fittings and
The adoption of energy efficiency equipment will
not just provide a boost to the bottom line for businesses, but
also could make a valuable contribution to the UK economy. Carbon
Trust research estimates that there is a potential UK market size
of £9 billion for energy efficiency equipment. Over the past ten
years the Carbon Trust have worked with 75% of FTSE 100 companies,
tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses, and over
3,000 public sector bodies to help customers make £4.5 billion in
energy savings. This work includes helping them to examine
everything from the fabric of the building to behavioural issues,
such as encouraging staff to save energy.
Notes to editors
For more information and to speak to a Carbon Trust
spokesperson, please contact the Carbon Trust press office on 0207
544 3100 or email@example.com.
For more information and to speak to an RSA spokesperson, please
contact Lucy Hensher on 0207 337 5385 or
About Carbon Trust Implementation Services
Carbon Trust Implementation Services is a wholly owned
commercial subsidiary of the Carbon Trust Group. Its aim is
to close the gap between identification and implementation of
energy savings opportunities by addressing key client barriers,
such as lack of technical, market and procurement expertise,
resources and finance to procure energy efficient equipment.
The Carbon Trust Implementation Services will help businesses to
realise energy efficiency savings by:
- Assessing where energy savings can be delivered, giving expert
advice on technology and timeframes for return on investment;
- Providing access to a trusted pool of accredited suppliers,
matching customers with the right skills at the right price;
- Organising energy efficiency financing through a scheme
operated in partnership with Siemens.
Where finance is provided for capital expenditure then savings
on energy bills often entirely offset the cost of the finance
payments, or can even make the investment cash positive from day
This makes it easy for businesses to implement the best solution
for energy efficient and renewable energy equipment, to enable them
to reduce energy costs, carbon emissions and enhance
For more information, please visit www.carbontrust.com/implementation or
call 0845 600 8683.
About the Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust are independent experts with a mission to
accelerate the move to a low carbon economy.
They advise businesses, governments and the public sector on
their opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon world.
They measure and certify the environmental footprint of
organisations, supply chains and products.
They help develop and deploy low carbon technologies and
solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power.
With a 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world's leading
multinational quoted insurance groups. RSA has major operations in
the UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East,
Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe and has the capability
to write business in around 140 countries. Focusing on general
insurance, RSA has around 23,000 employees and, in 2011, its net
written premiums were £8.1 billion.
Within the UK, RSA is the largest commercial lines insurer,
covering the insurance and risk management needs of a significant
number of FTSE 100 companies. It has a full multi-distribution
capability, writing business through brokers and corporate
partners, direct and online. RSA is also one of the UK's top four
personal motor and household insurers.
RSA was the first UK carbon neutral insurer. The company has cut
its carbon footprint by half since 2000 and has offset the
remainder by purchasing voluntary carbon reductions.