Carbon Trust provides verification for corporate carbon emissions
The Carbon Trust has recently launched its new service, "Footprint Verification" which will provide for companies to identify their corporate carbon footprints. The verification is a two-staged process. The first is an analysis of whether there are omissions or discrepancies in footprint data. If there are the company can rectify them at this stage. The second stage is full and final verification of footprint data.
There is a pressing demand on companies to provide data on their carbon emissions and this service has been launched to assist. Companies are then able to display a Footprint Verification logo to show their emissions have been verified.
Harry Morrison, Director of Carbon Trust Certification explained:
"With the prospect of mandatory carbon reporting on the horizon and increasing pressure from shareholders for carbon disclosure, more companies and organisations are seeking independent assurance that their carbon footprint has been measured robustly and accurately. Most companies understand now that what you can’t measure, you can’t manage. And Footprint Verification is a key service for those wanting to build a robust foundation for their carbon management strategy."
"The business case for measuring and reducing carbon emissions stretches beyond internal cost efficiency and improving environmental reputation. Effective carbon management also offers significant rewards for businesses seeking to secure their places on enterprise supply chains, which nowadays increasingly look to their suppliers to play an active role in cutting emissions."
The Aldersgate Group is a collaboration of business, political and society leaders who strive for a sustainable economy. The Executive Director, Andrew Raingold commented:
"Businesses have been very vocal in pressing for mandatory carbon reporting to create a level playing field and drive greater transparency of their energy footprint. With a decision expected imminently, the development of verification is vitally important to ensure data is both robust and reliable."