Carbon Trust: independent experts in carbon reduction

About us

The Carbon Trust are independent experts with a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy.

We have about 180 staff of 30 different nationalities, based in the UK, China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and the USA.

We work with leading brands on carbon reduction and resource efficient strategies; governments on designing and implementing energy efficiency and low carbon innovation programmes; and major global companies on low carbon innovation and cleantech investment strategies.

Alongside this work we are setting the agenda on environmental certification and labelling.  We have  introduced schemes for measurement and reduction of the environmental footprint of companies, products and services –  the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon and the Carbon Trust Standard for Water are two leading examples.  In addition our product carbon footprint label is a unique and powerful proposition that enables companies to engage with their consumers.

With beginnings in the UK as a business-government partnership we are now a global operation with a compelling not-for-profit ethos.  With over 15 years focused experience helping businesses, governments and public sector organisations benefit from the opportunities of green growth, we offer unparalleled expertise and insight combined with commercial focus and knowledge across the environmental market place.

Our principles

Impact. We listen to our partners and clients and create solutions that meet their needs, drawing on our experience and know-how.

Resilience. In order to deliver our mission, grow, innovate and capture emerging opportunities we must be financially strong. Any surplus revenue is reinvested in our work.

Integrity. We insist on honesty, integrity and fairness in our work and expect the same from our partners, clients and contractors. The direct or indirect offer, payment, soliciting or acceptance of bribes in any form is unacceptable and we must avoid conflicts of interest.

Health, safety and the environment. We have a systematic approach to health, safety and environmental management. We work to have a positive impact on the environment and ensure the safety and well-being of our people.

People. We value diversity and provide an inclusive environment for our people. We recruit, reward and promote on merit and seek to develop skills and capabilities.

Learning. We learn from our experience, successes and failures, avoid blame and aim to continually improve.

Compliance. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate and, where appropriate, go beyond compliance.

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We support the UN Global Compact

The Carbon Trust is proud to support the United Nations Global Compact

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