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Certification

We help businesses and the public sector adopt more sustainable, low carbon operational models by measuring and certifying the resource footprints of organisations, their supply chains, products and services to recognised international standards.

The Carbon Trust provides independent verification and certification services that recognise real achievements in sustainability, identify improvement opportunities, enhance your reputation and build trust with customers, investors and stakeholders.

Having developed the world’s first certification for organisational CO2e and product carbon footprints, the Carbon Trust is the leading footprint certification body for carbon, water & waste, and is accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 14065:2013 to provide greenhouse gas verification against PAS 2050 and the Code of Good Practice.

Download the Carbon Trust Certification Overview (PDF)

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At the very core of our business, we are shopkeepers not sustainability experts. Therefore, engaging with respected organisations like the Carbon Trust helps us learn and up-skill ourselves. The Carbon Trust Standard provided us with a measure on how we are doing and where we can make further improvements. Their holistic approach to going beyond carbon resonates with our own holistic ethos.

Munish Datta, Head of Facilities Management & Plan A, Marks and Spencer

The Carbon Trust Standard


The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s leading independent certification of an organisation’s impact on the ‘three pillars’ of environmental sustainability: energy use and greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions, water use and waste output.

Awarded to recognise best practice and real achievements in reduction, the Carbon Trust Standard helps organisations to Measure, Manage and Reduce their environmental impact, whilst improving their resource management and operational sustainability.

The certification process acts to identify inefficiencies in resource use and provides a framework for improving management processes, reducing waste and costs.

Achieving the Carbon Trust Standard provides independent and internationally recognised verification of your achievements in reducing resource use and waste and offers tangible proof to customers, employees, shareholders and suppliers that you are committed to sustainability.

Download the Carbon Trust Standard overview (PDF)

Read more on the Carbon Trust Standards for Carbon, Water and Waste

Carbon Trust Standard bearers


Standard bearers include a wide range of organisations, all proud to bear the Carbon Trust Standard logo and with over 1,100 organisations having certified, they have helped create a new business culture whereby corporate sustainability is now an essential part of business management.

Organisations choose the Carbon Trust Standard as the leading means to independently validate and certify their achievements in adopting more sustainable business models.

Carbon Trust Standard bearers include:

  • Allianz
  • AkzoNobel
  • Allied Bakeries
  • Anglian Water
  • Branston Ltd
  • Bentley Motors
  • Bupa
  • Center Parcs
  • Dept for Energy & Climate Change
  • Dyson
  • Eurotunnel
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Greggs

Certified organisations have saved save a staggering £165m in energy and operational costs and reduce carbon emissions by over 3.6Mt CO2e every year, with an average annual energy cost saving of £322,000.


See how News UK became the first media company to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in the video below:

Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain


The Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain is the world’s first independent certification for organisations that are measuring, managing and reducing greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions in their supply chains.

The Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain rewards organisations that take a targeted approach to their supply chain CO2e emissions by identifying and engaging with suppliers to identify, measure and manage emission hotspots with a view to achieving year-on-year reductions.

Read more on the Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain

Carbon Trust Product Footprint Certification


Carbon Trust Certification, the world’s leading independent certification body for product footprints, is accredited by UKAS to certify footprints to PAS 2050.

Certified product footprinting allows you to differentiate your product and brand, widen your product’s distribution and increase sales. We have certified over 25,000 individual product footprints to international standards, many of which display our Footprint Label.

Universally recognised, the Footprint Label shows your customers, employees and stakeholders that you have taken steps to measure and reduce the resource footprint of your product, thereby reducing cost and demonstrating clearly your commitment to environmental sustainability

Read more on Carbon Trust Product Footprint Certification

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