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Carbon Trust Standard Enables SMEs to Show Green Credentials

Businesses can demonstrate their commitment to reducing carbon emissions, using an independent and credible means, following the launch of a new ‘green’ Standard by the Carbon Trust. Firms will only qualify for the Standard if they have reduced their carbon footprint over a continued period and intend to reduce it further. They will not be able to achieve the standard just by offsetting their emissions. To achieve the Standard, small businesses will need to present historic data from the past year or two years, depending on their size. The Carbon Trust Standard is the first of its kind that requires an organisation to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint and make real reductions year-on-year. “What businesses and consumers share is a desire for one, credible wa... »