CCC awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for cutting it’s carbon footprint by over 8% – 25 July 2011

The CCC has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after it achieved the 8% reduction by cutting its carbon footprint for its business emissions from 53.5tCO2e in 2009-10 to 49.1 tCO2e in 2010-11

The Carbon Trust Standard recognises organisations for real carbon reduction. Based on a rigorous, independent assessment, it certifies that organisations have measured, managed and reduced their carbon emissions across their own operations, and are committed to reducing them year on year.

The Committee reduced its emissons by encouraging behaviour change amongst staff to reduce the amount of electricity used in the office, and by introducing a travel policy to reduce the overall amount of travel, promote and monitor the use of sustainable transport. The Committee has also put in place a series of measures to ensure that the footprint of the analytical reports that it produces is reduced. This has included considering sustainability in all procurement decisions made throughout the organisation, printing limited numbers of reports, the use of a zero waste to landfill waterless printing process, and 100% recycled uncoated paper and vegetable inks.

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee said:
“Cutting carbon is a priority for us and we are committed to achieving ambitious reductions by integrating sustainability into all business decisions”.

“We’re delighted to have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard. It is a great way of showing that we are on the front foot when it comes to carbon management”. 

Harry Morrison, General Manager, the Carbon Trust Standard, said:

“We congratulate the Committee on Climate Change on its achievement. Earning the Carbon Trust Standard requires strong commitment to making real change and is well within the reach of those with desire to be part of a lower-carbon world. As a leader in the carbon certification market, it certifies organisations that have met rigorous criteria for measuring their carbon footprint, demonstrating they have well-implemented energy and carbon management systems in place and which have reduced emissions year on year.”