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Carbon Trust Standard

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The Carbon Trust Standard is a certification mark of excellence, designed to recognise organisations for real carbon reduction.

To qualify, organisations must measure, manage and genuinely reduce their carbon footprint and commit to reducing it year on year.

Benefits of achieving the Standard include:

  • Independent validation of your environmental credentials
  • Meet increasing consumer demand for environmental credentials and accountability
  • Increase ability to meet environmental procurement requirements
  • Improve investors’ view of your organisation’s future
  • Retain and attract an increasingly environmentally-aware workforce
  • Meet legislative requirements

Certification is valid for two years, after which, organisations must undergo recertification.

Learn more: Carbon Trust Standard websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Carbon Trust Standard's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

The Carbon Trust Standard Company Ltd

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2008

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Carbon offsets Energy


Where this ecolabel is found
United Kingdom



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Last updated: 20 January 2012