Carbon setting is good for business

Setting precise and stretching carbon targets is key to driving innovation and helping businesses grow. These were the words of Hugh Jones from the Carbon Trust, speaking yesterday from the […]

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By Tom Gibson

Setting precise and stretching carbon targets is key to driving innovation and helping businesses grow. These were the words of Hugh Jones from the Carbon Trust, speaking yesterday from the Energy Event at the NEC in Birmingham.

According to the Managing Director, some big firms are already seeing results through setting themselves firm targets: “Marks and Spencer have made a 30% reduction in packaging weight.” Telecommunications giant BT had also set up a sustainable supply chain.

Several benefits can be made, including: mitigating future risk, saving costs and creating innovation. The Carbon Trust say that to achieve these results carbon targets need to be:

-precise

-stretching

-appropriate

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