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About us

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

Download the Carbon Trust booklet (PDF)


Who we are and what we believe in

Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. To have real impact we act as a catalyst, making the case for change to businesses, governments and civil society worldwide.

By stimulating resource efficient and low carbon action we contribute to green goals, including the lowering of carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and job creation.  

Our experts, drawn from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, can help your organisation tackle climate change by reducing your carbon emissions and identifying growth and revenue opportunities through resource reduction initiatives, cost-saving strategies and the adoption of resource-efficient technologies.

We have about 170 staff of 30 different nationalities, based in the UK, China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and the USA.

Our experts

We have more than a decade of experience

Created in 2001, we have developed into a world-leading and trusted expert in low carbon issues and sustainable strategies, environmental footprinting and low carbon technology development and deployment. We offer more than 14 years of unparalleled experience in the low carbon sector.

So far, our work has saved our clients £5.5 billion in energy costs and cut our customers' carbon emissions by 60Mt.

Our clients

How we can help your organisation

We offer a range of tailored services, designed to meet the needs of businesses, governments and the public sector:

  • We advise businesses, governments and the public sector on their opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon world
  • We measure and certify the environmental footprint of organisations, supply chains and products
  • We develop and deploy low carbon technologies and solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power


Client services

Annual report

View our latest annual report: Annual Report 2015/2016.

The results of the annual impact assessment are presented in the Performance Assessment section of our Annual Report.

Our Performance Assessment Methodology publication (PDF) summarises the impact assessment process by each area of activity and describes it in detail by service.

We are committed to continually improving our environmental performance, as set out in our Environmental Policy (PDF).

The Carbon Trust is proud to support
the United Nations Global Compact:

The Carbon Trust supports the UN Global Compact UK Green Building Council


The Carbon Trust, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (number 04190230). Registered at 4th Floor, Dorset House, 27-45 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NT. VAT reference 868049388.

The following are Carbon Trust subsidiary companies, all of whom have the same registered office as the Carbon Trust:

Carbon Trust Advisory Limited (06274284)
Carbon Trust Certification Limited (06547658)
Carbon Trust Enterprises Limited (05113991)
Carbon Trust Holdings Limited (05740199)
Carbon Trust Implementation Services Limited (07551591)
Carbon Trust International Limited (07008522)
Carbon Trust Investments Limited (04649291)
Carbon Trust Resources Limited (06274285)
Carbon Trust Ventures Limited (8721467)
Low Carbon Workplace Limited (07090543)

The Carbon Trust, Carbon Trust Implementation Services Limited and Carbon Trust Ventures Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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