6 September 2007
Businesses urged to take first step to cutting carbon
The Carbon Trust today launched a ‘Carbon Footprinting’ guide for organisations concerned about climate change and their corporate impact. The guide provides a simple background to how a carbon footprint is calculated and offers advice to businesses and public sector organisations on how to assess their total carbon impact.
With the effects of climate change becoming increasingly apparent, the Carbon Trust is urging every business to calculate its impact. This will allow it to set targets for reducing emissions and demonstrate to staff, suppliers and customers the progress being made to reduce its carbon footprint.
Harry Morrison, Strategy Manager at the Carbon Trust, commented: “With so much information already available about carbon footprints this guide aims to cut confusion and provide a clear picture of what a footprint is. Calculating your carbon footprint is a good starting point from which to set targets for reducing carbon emissions, the main cause of climate change. From here, companies can work proactively to make cash and carbon savings and encourage staff and customers to consider their own carbon footprint”
The Carbon Trust’s publication library features a range of fact sheets and industry specific starter packs, which offer a useful starting point for organisations concerned about energy efficiency. The Carbon Trust also provides a free advice line on 0800 085 2005, which any organisation can contact for expert advice on how to cut carbon.
Organisations can download or order the free publication (CTV033) online here
The Carbon TrustThe Carbon Trust is a private company set up by government in response to the threat of climate change, to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy. The Carbon Trust works with UK business and the public sector to create practical business-focused solutions through its external work in five complementary areas: insights, solutions, innovations, enterprises and investments. Together these help to explain, deliver, develop, create and finance low carbon enterprise.
The Carbon Trust is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), the Scottish Executive, the Welsh Assembly Government and Invest Northern Ireland.
For more information on the Carbon Trust visit www.carbontrust.co.uk or call the Carbon Trust Advice Line on 0800 085 2005.