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Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon

The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon is the world’s leading independent certification of an organisation’s achievements in taking action on its environmental impact and tackling 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 all organisations to demonstrate their success in cutting their carbon footprint and gain a competitive advantage.  It provides tangible proof to your employees, shareholders as well as customers and suppliers that you are committed to making future reductions.

Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon

Enhance your reputation. Reduce energy costs. Be recognised for your achievements.

The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon recognises organisations that take a best practice approach to measuring and managing their greenhouse gas emissions, achieving real reductions in these year-on-year. The certification provides a framework for organisations to enhance their operational sustainability, improving energy efficiency at the same time as cutting costs.

Download the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon Overview (PDF)

Standard bearers

Over 1,000 successful certifications have been awarded to the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon.  Our Standard Bearers range from large multinational organisations to small organisations, all proud to bear the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon logo. 

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

Video case study

Why Eurotunnel chose to tell their story by emblazoning the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon logo on to shuttles:

One of the founding values of Groupe Eurotunnel 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, Groupe Eurotunnel

More case studies

  • News UK were the first media company, and one of the first 30 companies in the world, to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction.
  • Pearson plc, the world’s largest learning company, achieved global certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon.
  • Hughes and Salvidge is the first demolition contractor to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.  
  • Stagecoach Group achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon for all of its global operations, becoming the first public transport operator to have its operations certified outside of Europe.
  • PA Consulting Group reduced its carbon footprint by 16.8% and achieved certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon.

How to apply

If you are interested in achieving the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon then please complete our contact form, email, or call us on  +44 (0)207 832 4655.

International Assessment


Looking for an assessment outside of the UK? Carbon Trust Certification has established an international network of Affiliates with leading certification companies and carbon experts. Our selected affiliates are approved to deliver the Carbon Trust Standard, subject to Carbon Trust quality control. Please contact our Affiliates directly to explore certification in the countries listed below.

For multi-national certification enquiries or countries not listed below please contact Carbon Trust Certification directly on +44 (0)20 7832 4655 or We will be pleased provide a bespoke quotation.


CTI International Certification Co.

CTI is a publicly listed Chinese company providing testing and certification services throughout China.

Contact: Sangem Hsu
Phone: +86 755 827 21888

South Korea

Korea Productivity Center

KPC provides research, consulting and certification with the aim of strengthening Korea's competitiveness in business.

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Contact: Jeong-Seok Seo
Phone: +82 02 724 1886


Vireo SRL

Vireo offers Italian companies the best international environmental certifications, including the Carbon Trust Standard and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications.

Contact: Luigi Mazzaglia
Phone: +39 049 875 3687

Get in touch

If you're interested in any of the services above then get in touch - fill in our contact form or call us on +44 (0)207 832 4655.

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