The Carbon Trust
We are the independent, expert partner of organisations around the world, helping them
build sustainabili...
We have 160 experts working around the world from offices in the UK, China, South Africa,
Mexico and the US.
Our work outs...
Advice
Business Advice
Providing the environmental
context for typical consumer
lifestyle choices can help inform
their de...
Advice
Policy and Markets
UK Government
We have worked across a number
of departments across UK
Government including DECC,...
Advice
Public Sector Advice
Enabling the public sector to develop carbon, waste and water
management strategies to cut ene...
Advice
Energy Efficiency Programmes
Designing and delivering national and international scale
energy efficiency programmes...
Footprinting
Footprint Measurement
The Carbon Trust is working for the
Mexican Government to develop an
environmental labe...
Footprinting
Footprint Certification
Providing independent verification
of clients’ resource footprints
We assessed and ce...
Technology
Implementation and Finance
The Tesco Buying Club initiative
helps Tesco’s suppliers to invest in
energy efficie...
Technology
Innovation
Helping you create value from the clean technology revolution
Offshore Wind Accelerator
A flagship c...
Our Investments
We acquire, refurbish and
manage high quality office
premises for tenants committed
to eco-friendly operat...
Contact us
Global Head Office
The Carbon Trust
4th Floor
Dorset House
27-45 Stamford Street
London
United Kingdom
SE1 9NT
...
The Carbon Trust: Introduction
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The Carbon Trust: Introduction

  1. 1. The Carbon Trust We are the independent, expert partner of organisations around the world, helping them build sustainability into their business-as-usual decision making, processes and operations to make more efficient use of their natural resources. Advice › We advise governments, funding bodies, businesses, and public sector organisations across the globe on their opportunities and risks in a sustainable, low carbon economy Environmental Footprinting › We measure and certify the environmental footprint of organisations, products and services, in particular carbon, waste and water Technology › We help develop and deploy low carbon technologies; from utility scale renewable energy infrastructure projects such as offshore wind, through city-based and regional renewable power schemes, to individual organisation renewable energy implementation
  2. 2. We have 160 experts working around the world from offices in the UK, China, South Africa, Mexico and the US. Our work outside of the UK to date has covered a large breadth of clients and services Our international work Measuring and certifying the global footprints of corporates and their products Supporting trade associations to design environmental labelling schemes Working with industry and governments on collaborative R&D projects Working with national government agencies to design and implement energy efficiency schemes
  3. 3. Advice Business Advice Providing the environmental context for typical consumer lifestyle choices can help inform their decision making process. In order to influence change, brands need to stress the secondary or tertiary direct benefits to consumers' health, wealth and quality of life. “Working with the Carbon Trust has given us the ability to tackle this issue with confidence, conviction and credibility in the eyes of policy-makers, other brand leaders and consumers alike.” Ulrike Sapiro, Environmental Sustainability Director for the Coca-Cola Company The Carbon Trust was selected to provide expert input to review BT’s Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions, and the carbon abatement potential of BT’s products and services out to 2020. “Proud as we are of our own record, doing less environmental damage is no longer enough. We are moving beyond simply making our own business more resource-efficient to using products and services to help our customers do the same. Communication technology has a significant role in helping create a better future by enabling businesses and individuals to use resources efficiently.” Ian Livingstone, Chief Executive, BT Helping businesses to build sustainability inside their decision making, processes, operations and supply chains This program of work supported Stagecoach Group in setting realistic reduction targets for carbon, water and waste to 2018 through footprinting, site surveys and modelling. The project has identified £13M in cumulative cost savings by 2018 through cost effective energy efficiency measures. “We wanted to build on the steps we have taken to embed sustainability across our organisation. Working closely with the Carbon Trust, we produced a powerful investment case that demonstrates clearly how reducing our environmental impact can also reduce our future cost base." Steve Stewart, Director of Communications, Stagecoach Group
  4. 4. Advice Policy and Markets UK Government We have worked across a number of departments across UK Government including DECC, BIS, FCO and DFID, contributing to real policy innovations. Review of the UK climate change programme which led to the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment. Our on-going work on the low carbon innovation strategy will drive the bulk of the Government’s investments in low carbon technology over the coming years. Providing cutting-edge policy advice and insights on the transformation of markets towards a low carbon economy Brazil We are providing ONS, the Brazilian National Electricity Operator, with best practice advice learnt from the 2012 London Olympics Games as Brazil prepares itself for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, our report “Brazil, the $200 billion opportunity” highlights areas of opportunity for UK companies to participate in Brazil's low carbon development. We identified six subsectors in which there is especially significant commercial opportunity for UK business: solid waste, water and wastewater, airports and aerospace, automotive, ethanol and biomass, buildings and sports infrastructure. South Africa The National Business Initiative (NBI) has announced the launch of the Private Sector Energy Efficiency (PSEE) project, aimed at encouraging all South African businesses to understand their impact on the environment and to participate in energy efficient initiatives. The new project has been set up with support from the Carbon Trust, which will be leveraging its experience of similar programmes in the UK in order to provide technical support to the PSEE team.
  5. 5. Advice Public Sector Advice Enabling the public sector to develop carbon, waste and water management strategies to cut energy and resource costs and impacts After three year's work with the Carbon Trust, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has realised a 20% year on year carbon emissions' reduction (double the NHS target for the same period). As a result, it has cut its energy bills by over £1.7m a year. “The work [with the Carbon Trust] really helped us to cut across divisions and draw lots of smaller initiatives together under one strategic umbrella into a plan we could present to the Board. The advice we’ve received has been a useful combination of simple steps we can implement now as well as long term measures which together will help us to achieve tangible cost and carbon savings.” Alexandra Hammond, Sustainability Manager, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust “Working with the Carbon Trust we were able to develop a strategy for implementing a large-scale behaviour change campaign, prioritising the actions and audiences that would have the biggest impact on energy use. The results we have seen are a testament to the power of engaging the very committed staff we have across the University to do their bit to help us improve our environmental performance. We have been able to engage senior leadership and now have an active network of green champions.” Tim Allen, Environmental Project Officer at the University of Sheffield Bristol City Council asked the Carbon Trust for bespoke strategic support in developing and implementing its local energy and heat network projects. This support has ranged from determining whether a project is viable, through to convening stakeholders and procurement support. “With energy prices rising sharply over the past few years and general strain on public finances, cutting bills and fuel poverty are two pretty major concerns for us at the moment. Decentralised energy schemes are a big part of our commitment to investing in making Bristol the most sustainable city in the UK with a high quality of life.” Paul Barker, Energy Management Officer, Bristol City Council
  6. 6. Advice Energy Efficiency Programmes Designing and delivering national and international scale energy efficiency programmes The Energy Technology List is managed by Carbon Trust on behalf of the UK government. We review and approve or decline all technology applications for the list, which now contains over 21,000 product lines. The list provides information on products that qualify for the government's Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme and is freely available to businesses. The scheme allows businesses to write off the entire cost of any green technology included on the list against taxable profits. The Carbon Trust has been asked to design and deliver a 5 year energy efficiency services programme to Mexican businesses and the Public Sector on behalf of the Mexican Government. The programme is intended to build on Mexico’s leadership as a nation in the low carbon and resource efficiency legislative space, and open up real cost and carbon saving opportunities for Mexican organisations - ultimately driving productivity and competitiveness for Mexico in the world marketplace. The Carbon Trust has provided low carbon solutions to Welsh businesses and the public sector since 2001. The remit has been to nurture low carbon innovators while giving the best energy saving advice to public and business organisations. As well as offering the full range of Carbon Trust services, Carbon Trust Wales has offered a number of additional services specifically for Welsh companies and organisations, supported by the Welsh Government, this has included energy efficient equipment loans and site surveys.
  7. 7. Footprinting Footprint Measurement The Carbon Trust is working for the Mexican Government to develop an environmental labelling scheme for products and services in Mexico. The scheme will be designed to promote sustainable purchasing and procurement for consumers, companies and the public sector. The objective of this project is to drive the international competitiveness and economic efficiency of Mexican industry through more sustainable production. It will also provide a commonly recognised set of criteria to ensure that environmental claims about products and services are properly substantiated. Understanding the environmental impact of your organisation, products and supply-chain and how reducing it can create a better business Over the past 5 years, the Carbon Trust has been helping a number of organisations to investigate the carbon footprint of livestock on farms. Thousands of farmers have been involved in the largest such programme in the world to date. We worked with Bord Bia to develop detailed carbon footprint models for beef and milk which were deployed across 30,000 farms. The resulting carbon footprints are being used to provide the farmers with valuable advice on where to capture cost and carbon savings. The new Cut Costs & Carbon Calculator, was developed by the Carbon Trust with support from Defra, CESA, CEDA, FSCI and BHA. The Cut Costs & Carbon Calculator has been designed specifically for anyone involved in catering equipment manufacture and supply or the design, specification and operation of a catering site. The calculator will enable users to fully understand how to enhance profitability and reduce environmental impact through a range of activities including behavioural change, kitchen design, menu complexity and equipment selection.
  8. 8. Footprinting Footprint Certification Providing independent verification of clients’ resource footprints We assessed and certified GSK’s carbon footprint over a three year period across 65 countries, 200 sites and eight business divisions. 2.2M tonnes CO2e were measured, and over 84,000 tonnes of CO2e cut from GSK’s carbon footprint saving £3.8M in energy costs. GSK achieved a 4% reduction in absolute terms of its carbon footprint and a 17% reduction in CO2 per £ of revenue over the assessment period – demonstrating that carbon emissions reduction can be achieved in parallel with business growth. “Since the new Wembley Stadium opened we have been monitoring and assessing our environmental impacts and setting targets for improvement. Waste is one of our most significant impacts, consequently, staff and contract partners on site have all worked together to improve our waste management system to reduce these impacts…The Wembley Stadium vision states that we are committed to demonstrating leadership in environmental sustainability and so we are very proud to be one of the first organisations to achieve the Carbon Trust Waste Standard.” Roger Maslin, Managing Director of Wembley Stadium The Carbon Trust provided training to Samsung employees from Korea on product carbon footprinting and Footprint Expert, and then worked with Samsung to identify and collect the relevant data required for the product footprint. We then built a generic model that Samsung could use for all their mobile devices. We developed the footprint model (based on Footprint Expert), and reviewed the result with Samsung. The footprints were then independently certified by Carbon Trust Certification against the PAS2050 footprinting standard.
  9. 9. Technology Implementation and Finance The Tesco Buying Club initiative helps Tesco’s suppliers to invest in energy efficient lighting equipment and installations, providing access to substantial discounts and advice. Members of the Buying Club benefit from the Carbon Trust’s expert advice and guidance on the equipment they need and the energy savings they could make. The Buying Club is available to the 700 plus businesses that are members of the Tesco Knowledge Hub –a global online community for Tesco suppliers, and takes advantage of the collective purchasing power of the suppliers in the Knowledge Hub. Providing expertise, accredited suppliers and financing to put energy efficiency plans into action Our Energy Efficiency Financing partnership with Siemens Financial Services provides specialist finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The scheme is designed so that financing repayments are offset by cost savings resulting from the new equipment, which means projects are cash flow positive from day one. In addition, our team of technical experts helps clients to identify where energy savings can be made, develop business cases to invest and source suppliers to implement equipment. The Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme is the market-leading scheme for high quality energy efficient equipment and renewable technology suppliers. It provides independent validation and recognition of a supplier's skills and services – a much needed and trusted quality standard in a crowded and fast growing market place. You can search and browse Carbon Trust Accredited Suppliers in the Carbon Trust Green Business Directory, hosted on the Carbon Trust website.
  10. 10. Technology Innovation Helping you create value from the clean technology revolution Offshore Wind Accelerator A flagship collaborative RD&D programme, the Carbon Trust brought together nine offshore wind developers combining our expertise in delivering innovation and convening industry consortiums with the industrial partners' technical knowledge and resources. The Offshore Wind Accelerator was set up to drive down costs and accelerate deployment. We have managed the programme since its inception, increasing partner participation and funding. We are now taking this expertise to China and Japan to help those nations develop their expertise in the area. Technology Innovation Needs Assessment Using our technical expertise and knowledge, we worked with DECC to help inform the Government strategy on clean technology investment. Initial technology prioritisation was based on energy, carbon, and economic potential for the UK. For selected technologies, an in-depth analysis found specific actions needed to accelerate their commercialisation in a cost effective manner. GE Ecomagination GE and the Carbon Trust have a new $5m pan-European partnership to accelerate European clean tech growth amid growing evidence that the region is struggling to keep up with other parts of the globe in this critical sector. We are working with GE to identify and evaluate early stage companies, then incubate and invest in those with the most potential.
  11. 11. Our Investments We acquire, refurbish and manage high quality office premises for tenants committed to eco-friendly operation We have set up and invested around £60m in a number of innovative and pioneering low carbon companies We develop, construct and operate renewable energy projects, primarily onshore wind on public sector land We develop and manufacture printed plastic solar technology designed to deliver flexible, lightweight, robust and lower cost solar cells principally for off-grid use We develop low cost printed plastic photovoltaic technology and manufacturing processes designed to deliver flexible, lightweight, robust and lower cost solar cells We commercialise new ways to produce low-cost transport fuels from waste biomass Venture Capital Portfolio We have made early stage venture capital and seed investments to accelerate the commercialisation of clean energy businesses in the UK
  12. 12. Contact us Global Head Office The Carbon Trust 4th Floor Dorset House 27-45 Stamford Street London United Kingdom SE1 9NT +44 (0)20 7170 7000 info@carbontrust.com China & Asia Carbon Trust Beijing Representative Office Room A019, 3rd floor, The Exchange 118B Jianguo Street Chaoyang District Beijing 100022 China +86 10 6224 7518 info@carbontrust.com Wales Carbon Trust Wales Tredomen Gateway Tredomen Park Ystrad Mynach CF82 7EH 0800 085 2005 contactwales@carbontrust.co.uk Northern Ireland (Loans only) The Carbon Trust Loan Scheme Unit 3, The Innovation Centre Northern Ireland Science Park Queen's Road Belfast BT3 9DT 028 9073 4394 loans@carbontrust.co.uk Scotland Carbon Trust Scotland Forsyth House 93 George Street Edinburgh EH2 3ES 0800 085 2005 scotlandoffice@carbontrust.co.uk Visit www.carbontrust.com for further information about our services South Africa The Carbon Trust NBI (National Business Initiative) 3rd Floor, Building D 32 Princess of Wales Terrace Sunnyside Office Park Parktown 2193 Johannesburg South Africa +27 (0) 72 805 7151 info@carbontrust.com @thecarbontrust

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