UK businesses face huge challenge to cut carbon
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:10
The Carbon Trust is running a campaign to encourage more
businesses to take a look at their carbon output. The
not-for-profit organisation has designed an
infographic http://www.carbontruststandard.com/pages/cutcarbon to
demonstrate the scale of the challenge.
From 1990 to 2050 the UK's target is to reduce its annual carbon emission by 80%. More than 65% of those emissions are created by businesses.
The Carbon Trust Standard is awarded to companies who successfully reduce emissions. A total 500 businesses currently bear the Standard and are reducing their carbon emissions by more than enough to achieve the 2050 target.
To achieve the Standard an organisation has to:
1. Accurately measure its carbon footprint
2. Achieve a reduction in its footprint year on year
3. Demonstrate good carbon management
To encourage UK businesses to reduce their carbon emissions and
prove it, visit the Carbon Trust Standard website and click YES
To find out more about becoming a Standard bearer, visit www.carbontruststandard.com