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The Carbon Trust Standard

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

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

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)

 

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.

The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon, Water and Waste can be achieved individually or in combination.

Download the Carbon Trust Standard overview (PDF)

Certification for your organisation

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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

 

 

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)

 

Getlink
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

Bupa
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

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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)

AkzoNobel
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

Sainsbury's
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

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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)

PwC
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

Renishaw
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

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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:

Assa Abloy
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

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)

Heathrow
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

ABP Food Group
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

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