FA among first to score 'world’s first’ international waste standard

The Football Association is among the first five organisations to win an international standard for waste reduction which launches today in the UK. The standard – claimed to be the world’s first – also includes a check on whether waste is being managed responsibly. Five UK businesses achieved the Carbon Trust Waste Standard following a […]

Only third of public can name a ‘sustainable’ company

Just a third of the public can name an environmentally ‘sustainable’ company according to a new poll released yesterday. The poll of 1,819 adults conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Carbon Trust earlier this month found two thirds (68%) of the general public were unable to name a company taking the issue of environmental […]

UK launches ‘world’s first’ international water standard

The “world’s first” international certification for water reduction has been launched by the UK’s Carbon Trust to urge businesses to use water more sustainably. The Water Standard will recognise companies for measuring, managing and cutting water usage and Sainsbury’s, Cola-Cola Enterprises, Sunlight Services and Branston are the first four firms to have achieved the new […]

UK firms more focused on sustainability than others

UK businesses are better-placed and more likely to have a sustainability programme in place whilst the rest are “sleepwalking into a resource crunch”. A survey of 475 senior executives in the UK, Brazil, China, Korea and US found many are not prepared to address the issue of resource shortages until 2018. But it said there […]

GE launches fund to help European clean tech

A pan-European partnership has been set up by the Carbon Trust and energy firm GE to accelerate growth in clean tech. GE claims new research shows despite record global investment in renewable technologies, the market share in Europe is decreasing. According to a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance report, in 2007 42% of the world’s […]

British bosses feel UK losing to Germany in green growth

Britain’s business leaders believe the UK is lagging behind Germany in the race to capitalise on green business opportunities. A Carbon Trust investigation reveals that many top UK decision makers believe Germany is better prepared than Britain to take advantage of the £3.2 trillion global environmental market. The research coincides with the launch of a […]