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Pilot for Certification for Carbon Reduction in Supply Chain to Be Launched

The Carbon Trust, which promotes a sustainable, low-carbon environment, is developing a certification for organisations taking effective action on carbon emissions across their supply chains. The Trust is looking to work with a number of organisations across different sectors in an initial pilot phase running through to early 2015.

Pilot for Certification for Carbon Reduction in Supply Chain to Be Launched

The certification will provide a quantitative and qualitative framework for recognising organisations that have committed to take action on their supply chain environmental impacts, ultimately leading to carbon reductions. The methodology involves measuring impacts and improving processes and systems, allowing organisations to move forward from an initial commitment stage through to improving governance, measurement and the implementation of reduction initiatives.

“For a typical organisation, up to 90 percent of the carbon impacts are outside of its own boundaries of operational control,” said Darran Messem, managing director of certification at the Carbon Trust. “A number of companies are now very good at energy efficiency and cutting carbon inside their own four walls, but the real leaders are starting to look at how they can have an impact across the supply chain. The Carbon Trust’s new supply chain certification will help businesses and public sector bodies along a continuous journey of improvement, as a part of a sustainable, low carbon future.”

Organisations interested in the pilot should contact certification@carbontrust.com or call +44 (0) 207 170 7000.

The Carbon Trust is an independent company which advises businesses, governments and the public sector on opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon world; measures and certifies the environmental footprint of organisations, products and services; and helps develop and deploy low-carbon technologies and solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power.

Source: Carbon Trust

The certification will provide a quantitative and qualitative framework for recognising organisations that have committed to take action on their supply chain environmental impacts, ultimately leading to carbon reductions. The methodology involves measuring impacts and improving processes and systems, allowing organisations to move forward from an initial commitment stage through to improving governance, measurement and the implementation of reduction initiatives.

“For a typical organisation, up to 90 percent of the carbon impacts are outside of its own boundaries of operational control,” said Darran Messem, managing director of certification at the Carbon Trust. “A number of companies are now very good at energy efficiency and cutting carbon inside their own four walls, but the real leaders are starting to look at how they can have an impact across the supply chain. The Carbon Trust’s new supply chain certification will help businesses and public sector bodies along a continuous journey of improvement, as a part of a sustainable, low carbon future.”

Organisations interested in the pilot should contact certification@carbontrust.com or call +44 (0) 207 170 7000.

The Carbon Trust is an independent company which advises businesses, governments and the public sector on opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon world; measures and certifies the environmental footprint of organisations, products and services; and helps develop and deploy low-carbon technologies and solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power.

Source: Carbon Trust

Pilot for Certification for Carbon Reduction in Supply Chain to Be Launched