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The Carbon Trust Standard

The Carbon Trust Standard

The Carbon Trust Standard recognises organisations that take a best practice approach to measuring and managing their environmental impacts, achieving real reductions in these year-on-year, providing a framework for organisations to enhance their operational sustainability, improve efficiency and resource management at the same time as cutting costs.

Certification for your organisation

Over the past decade...

1700 certifications


We have issued over 1,700 successful certifications

1 billion tonnes of CO2e


These have covered a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, similar to two years of the UK’s net emissions

5.7 million cubic metres of water


We have measured 5.7 million cubic metres of water use, enough to fill 2,280 Olympic swimming pools

2.1 million tonnes of waste


We have verified 2.1 million tonnes of waste output, roughly the weight of 350,000 African bush elephants

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10 years of the Carbon Trust Standard

10 years of certifying real reductions


Ten years ago, in June 2008 when we first launched the Carbon Trust Standard, the world was a very different place.

Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, looks back on what's been achieved by Standard Bearers to date:

The Carbon Trust Standard: looking back over a decade of real reductions

Download the booklet to find out more

Featuring case studies from AkzoNobel, Branston, BT, FIFCO, GSK, Incheon Port, Morrisons, Nationwide, and the Scottish Government.

The Carbon Trust Standard - Celebrating 10 Years of Success (PDF)

 

Certification offers real advantages


Enhancing reputation

  • Drive awareness of your environmental credentials among stakeholders, customers and staff
  • Be recognised as an independently-verified environmentally responsible organisation
  • Differentiate your brand in a crowded marketplace
  • Improve staff morale, retention and the ability to attract new talent

Delivering efficiencies

  • Identify energy ‘hotspots’ and opportunities for water efficiency improvements
  • Benchmark your company’s resource management performance
  • Engage staff and customers in reducing resource use and cutting cost

Facilitating compliance

  • Be prepared to robustly demonstrate performance under voluntary and mandatory environmental reporting frameworks such as:
    • Mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions
    • EU regulations including ESOS and the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
    • CDP Carbon & Water Disclosure Project
    • EU non-financial reporting requirements
    • BITC Corporate Responsibility Index
  • Comply with contracting and procurement requirements for independently-verified environmental impact data and management frameworks

Standard bearers lead the way in sustainability

Over 1,100 organisations around the globe have certified with the Carbon Trust, including many leading companies and brands, as well as public sector bodies. See a full list of Standard Bearers

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If you are one of our Standard Bearers, learn more about how you can use the logo to communicate with customers, stakeholders and employees, and see how some of our other Standard Bearers are using the logo: Make the logo work for you (PDF)

Logo use guidelines and terms: Carbon Trust Standard Logo Style guidelines and Licence terms (PDF)

Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon

The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon

 

The world’s leading independent certification of an organisation’s achievements in taking action on climate change by managing and reducing greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions, the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon is a voluntary certification and mark of excellence that enables organisations to demonstrate their success in cutting their carbon footprint.

Download the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon Overview (PDF)

 

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Since our inception as a company, we have focused on making our port more efficient, leading to encouraging levels of growth. We now want to match that growth with action to manage our carbon emissions, in line with government targets and international best practice. We are therefore delighted to have our achievements in reducing carbon emissions certified under the Carbon Trust Standard, an internationally-recognised award, which is held by other organisations that show global leadership on sustainability.

Bong-Hyun Nam, President, Incheon Port Authority

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Carbon Trust Water Standard

The Carbon Trust Standard for Water


An independent certification of an organisation’s achievements in taking action on its environmental impact by managing and reducing water use and improving stewardship, the Carbon Trust Standard for Water recognises organisations that take a best practice approach to measuring and managing their water use, achieving real reductions in this year-on-year.

The Carbon Trust Standard for Water offers a framework for organisations to enhance their operational sustainability, using water more efficiently and improving stewardship at the same time as cutting costs.

Download the Carbon Trust Standard for Water Overview (PDF)

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As a global healthcare company our mission is to help people do more, feel better and live longer. Our efforts to take action on climate change and water scarcity are a key part of this. Our work on a range of projects with the Carbon Trust over many years has really helped shape our approach and targets. With the Carbon Trust Standard we have been able to robustly track our own progress in reaching our goals, and been able to communicate our achievements with the credibility provided by independent assurance.

Dr Paul Barnett, Head of Environmental Sustainability, GSK

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Carbon Trust Waste Standard

The Carbon Trust Standard for Waste


Awarded to organisations that can demonstrate achievement in managing and reducing waste output and improving resource efficiency, the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste recognises organisations that can demonstrate real reductions in waste streams year-on-year, or that waste is being dealt with more effectively, for example through increased recovery, recycling or reuse.

The certification provides a framework for organisations to enhance their operational sustainability, improving resource efficiency at the same time as cutting costs.

Download the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste Overview (PDF)

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Harnessing innovation and technology has always been central to our business. Our focus on doing things better has naturally led us to resource efficiency, which goes hand-in-hand with having less impact on the environment. The Carbon Trust Standard has given us a framework for showing the progress we have made improving our use of energy and water, at the same time as dealing with our waste more effectively. It provides a clear and credible way of communicating our achievements to our customers, stakeholders and staff.

Samantha Balloch, Head of Social Responsibility, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK

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The Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill


The Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill recognises organisations that take a best practice approach to waste management and actively divert all appropriate waste streams from landfill.

The certification offers an independent, third-party validation of achievement in waste management and provides an opportunity to validate real achievements in managing solid wastes, demonstrating that waste streams are being managed and that recovery, recycling or reuse solutions are being actively implemented.

The Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill provides a framework for improving operational efficiency and, at the same time, securing tangible economic benefits such as a reduction in disposal costs and increased revenues from the sale of recyclable materials.

Find out more on Zero Waste to Landfill certification in our booklet:

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We worked hard to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill because of the rigorous assessment and the strict requirements that the certification implies. This accomplishment differentiates FIFCO, and we are proud to say that our efforts on waste management are recognised and align with international best practices.

Gisela Sánchez, Corporate Affairs Director, FIFCO

Download the Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill overview (PDF)

 

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Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain

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.

The certification provides a framework for organisations to address their holistic carbon performance and tackle key inefficiencies in their supply chains, working collaboratively with suppliers to reduce their joint overall environmental impact and enhance the economic performance of both businesses.

Download the Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain Overview (PDF)

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As the world’s largest building society, we operate for the benefit of our 15 million members. This means that we have an obligation to act as a responsible business, which includes following best practice on climate change and environmental sustainability. Our four certifications to the Carbon Trust Standard support us in making continuous progress in a number of important areas and setting a positive example, while helping us effectively communicate our achievements to our customers, suppliers, and the wider community.

Philippa Green, Head of Procurement, Nationwide

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