O2 Retains Carbon Trust Standard Accreditation

by PYB James | Feb 02, 2011
UK mobile operator O2 has won the Carbon Trust Standard award for the second time.
 
The mobile network was recertified with the accreditation for “successfully measuring, managing and improving carbon efficiency across its business by nearly 18%, based on turnover.”
 
O2 were awarded the Carbon Trust back in January 2009 and have become the first mobile operator to be reinstated.
 
In the past two years, they have cut carbon emissions by nearly 30,000 tonnes CO2e and over the course of five years, improved carbon efficiency by 22%.
 
The Carbon Trust Standard recognises organisations for real carbon reduction, certifying organisations that have measured, managed and genuinely reduced their carbon footprint and committed to making further reductions year on year.
 
Ronan Dunne, UK Chief Executive, O2, said: “By retaining the Carbon Trust Standard we’ve proved that by using technology to measure energy usage, connect people, and encourage new ways of working - we can make a major difference to climate change.”
 
To achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, organisations must firstly measure their direct carbon footprint (for example, onsite fuel and electricity use), prove that good carbon management practices are in place and demonstrate genuine reduction in their emissions over a three year period.
 
The Carbon Trust Standard certificate is valid for two years. The recertification is equally robust and demands an even greater focus on carbon reduction since companies typically have targeted ‘low hanging’ fruit during their first certification.

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