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Early adopters refresh Carbon Trust Standard rubber stampDiageo, BSkyB, O2 and Royal Mail are amongst 30 plus organisations to have achieved recertification to the Carbon Trust Standard.
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Bradford City football club become only the third professional football club to achieve the Carbon Trust StandardBradford City, along with Manchester United and Bolton Wanderers have become the first three professional football clubs to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard by demonstrating a real carbon reduction.
First seafood firm in Ireland and Britain to achieve the Carbon Trust StandardKush Shellfish is the first seafood business to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard with an overall reduction of 22.8%.
Serco awarded Carbon Trust Standard
Serco has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of measuring, managing and reducing their carbon emissions.
Help for SMEs to cut carbon footprintThe Financial Times, Mail on Sunday and BusinessGreen report that that the Carbon Trust Standard Company has launched an online assessment and certification service for small businesses with energy bills below £50,000 a year, to help them cut their carbon footprint and boost profitability.
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Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has become the first UK company to retain the Carbon Trust Standard.
Trinity Mirror has set the standard for others to follow by becoming the first company in the UK to achieve recertification with the Carbon Trust Standard – the UK’s premier certification for companies that are reducing their carbon emissions. Since 2005 Trinity Mirror has consistently reduced carbon emissions across its operations, proving genuine commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
Three-fourths of U.K. companies haven’t yet measured carbon footprints
Bloomberg reports on the launch of new research at a Carbon Trust Standard roundtable, highlighting that 75% of UK companies have yet to measure their carbon footprints, despite 72% of finance heads expecting carbon reporting to become mandatory for all UK businesses.
Third-party coalitions get seal of approval20 May 2010 - Household brands are discovering that accreditations from independent organisations can be used to improve sales figures.
(Marketing Week 20th May 2010)
London Underground achieves Carbon Trust standard16 April 2010 - Using public transport is almost always a greener option than driving a car, especially in a city environment, and even more so now that London Underground (LU) has become one of the first public transport operators to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, in recognition of its work and results and ongoing commitment to improve its carbon efficiency. The Standard has been awarded to LU based on actions and achievements over the last three years (from 2006 to 2009) as well as LU’s plans to reduce carbon emissions in the future.
City uni received award13 April 2010 - An energy-friendly university has been handed a top award after reducing its carbon emissions. Birmingham City University was awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after reducing its emissions by five per cent, and has set a target to reduce emissions by 25 per cent by 2013.