Carbon Trust launches new supply chain certification

A new framework and methodology from the Carbon Trust will help businesses work on lowering carbon emissions across their internal and external supply chains
Carbon Trust launches new supply chain certification

The Carbon Trust has launched a new certification for businesses that are working on lowering carbon emissions in their supply chains.

A draft methodology for the new award has been developed and the Carbon Trust is now looking to work with businesses across different sectors in an initial pilot phase to run until 2015.

According to the Carbon Trust the supply chain 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 certification will see organisations measure impacts, improve processes and systems and allow the business to move forward to improve governance, measurement and implement reduction initiatives.

Managing director of certification at the Carbon Trust, Darran Messem explained: “For a typical organisation, up to 90 percent of the carbon impacts are outside of its own boundaries of operational control. 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.”

Businesses interested in getting involved in the pilot phase of the new certification should go to


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