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Carbon Trust Standard for Water

The Carbon Trust Standard for Water is the world’s leading 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 certification provides 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 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

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 inefficiency ‘hotspots’ and opportunities for water efficiency improvements
  • Benchmark your company’s water management performance
  • Engage staff and customers in saving water and reducing costs


Facilitating compliance

  • Be prepared to robustly demonstrate performance under voluntary and mandatory environmental reporting frameworks such as:
    • CDP Water Disclosure Project
    • EU non-financial reporting requirements
  • Comply with contracting and procurement requirements for independently-verified environmental impact data and management frameworks

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.
  • Coca-Cola European Partners was one of the first four organisations to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Water, helping to pilot the methodology.
  • Branston were among the first companies to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Water in recognition of the ongoing and industry-leading work they are undertaking to conserve their water supply.
  • Berendsen UK Ltd (formerly known as Sunlight Service Group) reduced its water use by 50% and dramatically reduced its energy costs. It was among the first companies to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Water.
  • Sainsbury's was one of the first four organisations to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Water, helping to pilot the methodology. This made them the first retailer to obtain independent certification that they are taking action to measure, manage and reduce water use year on year.

 

Water is fundamental to our business and our communities. To be a sustainability leader, we recognize that we must fully understand our impact beyond carbon. By measuring and managing our water impact within our operations as well as across our value chain, we can address longer-term water scarcity issues. This certification recognises the progress we have made towards becoming a water-sustainable operation.

John Brock, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners

We appreciate the independent endorsement of the Carbon Trust and we are delighted to be one of the first companies to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Water in recognition of the ongoing and industry-leading work we are undertaking to conserve our water supply.

Graeme Beattie, Managing Director of Branston

We're proud to be among the first companies to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Water and we're looking forward to working with the Carbon Trust to make further reductions in the coming years.

Julian Carr, Director of Berendsen UK Ltd

Get in touch

If you are interested in achieving the Carbon Trust Standard for Water then please contact us on +44(0)20 7832 4655, fill in our online contact form, or email us at certification@carbontrust.com.

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