The Carbon Trust has launched an international certification for organisations working to measure, manage and reduce carbon emissions outside their direct operational control.
Seven businesses have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain: ABP Food Group, Aviva; Central England Co-operative; Deloitte UK; Nationwide; PwC UK; Willmott Dixon.
Darran Messem, managing director of certification at the Carbon Trust, said: “In most sectors the direct environmental impacts of an organisation are dwarfed by the carbon emissions relating to the products and services in their supply chain. As leading businesses get better at reducing carbon emissions in their own operations, they recognise the responsible thing to do is to focus efforts on where they can have the greatest impact.”
To achieve the standard, organisations must identify the most significant areas of carbon emissions within their supply chain. This is then used to determine a quantitative baseline for emissions reduction and prioritise suppliers for future engagement.