We help businesses and the public sector adopt more sustainable, low carbon operational models by measuring and certifying the resource footprints of organisations, their supply chains, products and services to recognised international standards.

The Carbon Trust provides independent verification and certification services that recognise real achievements in sustainability, identify improvement opportunities, enhance your reputation and build trust with customers, investors and stakeholders.

The Carbon Trust is one of the leading global providers of assurance services for the environmental impacts of organisations and products. Past experience includes developing the world’s first standard for measuring and certifying product life cycle greenhouse gas emissions, as well as launching the first organisational certifications recognising reductions in carbon emissions, water use, waste, and supply chain emissions.

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At the very core of our business, we are shopkeepers not sustainability experts. Therefore, engaging with respected organisations like the Carbon Trust helps us learn and up-skill ourselves. The Carbon Trust Standard provided us with a measure on how we are doing and where we can make further improvements. Their holistic approach to going beyond carbon resonates with our own holistic ethos.

Munish Datta, Head of Facilities Management & Plan A, Marks and Spencer

Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon, Water and Waste

The Carbon Trust Standard

The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s leading independent certification of an organisation’s impact on the ‘three pillars’ of environmental sustainability: energy use and greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions, water use and waste output.

Awarded to recognise best practice and real achievements in reduction, the Carbon Trust Standard helps organisations to Measure, Manage and Reduce their environmental impact, whilst improving their resource management and operational sustainability.

The certification process acts to identify inefficiencies in resource use and provides a framework for improving management processes, reducing waste and costs.

Achieving the Carbon Trust Standard provides independent and internationally recognised verification of your achievements in reducing resource use and waste and offers tangible proof to customers, employees, shareholders and suppliers that you are committed to sustainability.

Download the Carbon Trust Standard overview (PDF)

Carbon Trust Standard bearers

Standard bearers include a wide range of organisations, all proud to bear the Carbon Trust Standard logo and with over 1,100 organisations having certified, they have helped create a new business culture whereby corporate sustainability is now an essential part of business management.

Organisations choose the Carbon Trust Standard as the leading means to independently validate and certify their achievements in adopting more sustainable business models.

Carbon Trust Standard bearers include:

  • Allianz
  • AkzoNobel
  • Bodegas Salentein S.A.
  • Branston Ltd
  • Bentley Motors
  • BUPA
  • Danone
  • Dyson
  • Fortnum and Mason
  • Fujitsu Services Holdings Plc
  • Fundação Eugénio de Almeida
  • Glaxosmithkline plc
  • Maderas Arauco S.A.
  • McLaren
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • nPower
  • Pearson Plc
  • PwC
  • Quorn
  • Sainsbury plc
  • Samsung
  • Selfridges
  • Sky Plc
  • Tesco Stores Limited
  • Triscan Systems Ltd
Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain

Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain

The Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain is the world’s first independent certification for organisations that are measuring, managing and reducing greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions in their supply chains.

The Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain rewards organisations that take a targeted approach to their supply chain CO2e emissions by identifying and engaging with suppliers to identify, measure and manage emission hotspots with a view to achieving year-on-year reductions.


Green Bonds Certification

The Carbon Trust is the leading expert in assessing green projects and can provide a credible independent view to help inform decision-making in connection with green bonds. We can help you develop a framework for assessing the environmental impact of green projects and provide a comprehensive assessment and report on the green credentials and impact of projects.


For more information, please download our Green Bonds Certification overview (PDF)

Carbon Footprint Labels from the Carbon Trust - Reducing CO2 and CO2 Measured

Carbon Trust Product Footprint Certification

Carbon Trust Certification is the world’s leading independent certification body for product footprints. Certified product footprinting allows you to differentiate your product and brand, widen your product’s distribution and increase sales. We have certified over 25,000 individual product footprints to international standards, many of which display our Footprint Label.

Universally recognised, the Footprint Label shows your customers, employees and stakeholders that you have taken steps to measure and reduce the resource footprint of your product, thereby reducing cost and demonstrating clearly your commitment to environmental sustainability.

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