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:
We have issued over 1,700 successful certifications
These have covered a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, similar to two years of the UK’s net emissions
We have measured 5.7 million cubic metres of water use, enough to fill 2,280 Olympic swimming pools
We have verified 2.1 million tonnes of waste output, roughly the weight of 350,000 African bush elephants
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.
The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon, Water and Waste can be achieved individually or in combination.
Download the Carbon Trust Standard overview (PDF)
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)
One of the founding values of Getlink is respect for the environment: the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon certification is a benchmark in this area in recognition of not only our engagement but also our achievement; a further reduction of 20% in Eurotunnel’s carbon footprint.
Jacques Gounon, Chairman & CEO, Getlink
Receiving the Carbon Trust Standard is a terrific achievement and I’m very proud of the way our people have taken up the challenge to deliver products and services to our customers that are more environmentally sustainable.
Stuart Fletcher, CEO, Bupa
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)
We value the independence and reputation of the Carbon Trust, and were keen to be one of the first to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Water as recognition of our work to date in this important area.
Susan Kendall, UK & Ireland Sustainability Director, AkzoNobel
We are delighted to be one of the first companies to be recognised by the Carbon Trust Standard for Water for reducing our water consumption, particularly at this crucial time of increasing natural resource scarcity.
Paul Crewe, Head of Energy and Environment, Sainsbury’s
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)
We firmly believe that setting an example and helping others understand what we’ve learned along the way will help business as a whole make similar reductions and achievements.
Jon Barnes, Head of Buildings & Facilities, PwC
We are delighted to be recognised by the Carbon Trust for our ongoing work to improve how we deal with our waste, through prevention, reuse and recycling wherever possible.
Ben Taylor, Assistant Chief Executive, Renishaw
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.
Working with the Carbon Trust was a really good chance for us to verify our Zero Waste to Landfill achievements, with an independent and internationally recognised organisation. ASSA ABLOY and the Carbon Trust share the same values in fact-based transparency, which ensured the partnership was a great fit.
Charles Robinson, Sustainability Manager – EMEA, ASSA ABLOY
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.
Achieving the Carbon Trust's tough standards recognises the hard work that Heathrow's team is putting into being environmentally responsible, and being a better business and a better neighbour. We are very proud to be one of the only companies in the world - and the first airport - to attain four Carbon Trust Standards simultaneously. This confirms Heathrow's position as a global leader in sustainability.
John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive, Heathrow Airport
At ABP, we believe it is our duty to do everything we can to ensure that our growth is not at the expense of our natural environment. We also recognise that our responsibility doesn’t end at our front door, so we are committed to working with our suppliers and partners to learn from each other to improve environmental standards across the board. We’re therefore delighted to be acting as a Pathfinder on the Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain initiative and helping to set the standard for improving supply chain sustainability.
John Durkan, Environmental & Sustainability Manager, ABP Food Group