Top achievers in carbon management and reduction recognised by Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust today announces the winners of four awards presented to the leading performers in Carbon Trust Standard certification assessments for 2012-2013. The awards were presented at the Carbon Trust’s Annual Certification Conference, hosted at the Royal Institution.

The winners for each category are:

Best in absolute carbon reduction (2012-13)

Department of Energy and Climate Change

Demonstrating a 32% absolute reduction in carbon emsisions and a carbon management score in the top 15%.

Best in relative carbon reduction (2012-13)

National Energy Foundation

Demonstrating a 24% carbon intensity reduction and a carbon management score in the top 15%.

Best in carbon management (2012-13)

Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

Achieving the highest overall carbon management score in a qualitative assessment.

Best in continuing carbon reduction (2012-13)

GlaxoSmithKline plc

Achieving the combined top rank for cumulative reduction and carbon management score, amongst all organisations that have held the Carbon Trust Standard continuously for three certification periods or more.



We’re delighted that the Carbon Trust has recognised the National Energy Foundation’s achievements in CO2 emissions reduction with this prestigious award. Given our unique position in previously helping to establish and administer the Carbon Trust Standard for several years, it’s a great honour. We’re very proud of the progress we’ve made and the high standard we’ve set. Our low-carbon building, which incorporates solar pv, ground source heating and sun pipes, together with a very strong energy efficiency ethos amongst our staff, have all played a key role in contributing to our achievement. We’re committed to continuing our efforts and become even better. Improving the use of energy in buildings is our overarching objective so it’s great to have the acknowledgment that we’re using our 25-year experience to practise what we preach. We’re especially pleased that this award is a reflection of our ability to deliver measurable impact by providing practical, best-practice advice to anyone wanting to improve their energy management in a single building or across the whole of their organisation.

- Dr Kerry Mashford, Chief Executive Officer of the National Energy Foundation

GSK are delighted to receive this award and recognition for continuing carbon reduction performance. We have worked closely with the Carbon Trust over a number of years and we are pleased to see our collective efforts come to fruition. Our broader sustainability agenda has developed from energy efficiency in our operations, to carbon, renewable energy, water and waste reduction, through to our supply chain goals. GSK is on track to reduce its value chain climate change impact (measured in CO2) by 10% in 2015 and 25% before the end of 2020. The award is great encouragement internally to continue such projects as wind turbines at GSK Irvine site, replacing coal use with biomass in steam boilers in GSK factories in India and our Cogeneration (CHP) programme adopted extensively throughout the UK manufacturing and R&D networks; it is also encouragement externally to others with similar responsible environmental ambitions.

- David Featherston, Director, Environmental Engineering at GlaxoSmithKline