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BT are ‘leaders of pack’ with standout sustainability strategy

A report published today by Carbon Clear finds that for the third year in a row, BT Group are setting the standard for sustainability reporting for FTSE 100 companies.



International business leaders speak out on carbon offsetting

Nine businesses, including Aviva, Sky, Fuji Xerox and Carbon Clear client Edge Picture Company, have joined the UN’s Christiana Figueres to speak out about the benefits of offsetting carbon emissions, at this week’s climate negotiations in Paris.



BT awarded first place in FTSE 100 Carbon Reporting

A handful of companies perform well in the 2015 rankings while too many are only doing the minimum to manage their carbon impacts



‘This project gives women dignity’

Muna Elthahir, the newly appointed Country Director for Practical Action Sudan talks about the impacts and benefits of Carbon Clear's Darfur Low Smoke Stoves Project on communities in El Fasher.



FirstCarbon Solutions and Carbon Clear Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership will expand global coverage and create innovative joint initiatives from two leaders in climate change and sustainability services



Carbon Clear becomes CDP partner for third year

Carbon Clear and CDP have agreed to partner for a third consecutive year, in order to help companies thoroughly and extensively disclose their carbon emissions.



BT and Marks and Spencer top scorers in FTSE 100 carbon reporting research

BT and Marks and Spencer have scored joint first place in Carbon Clear’s 4th annual ranking of the carbon reporting performance of FTSE 100 companies.



Additional benefits of carbon offsetting valued at $664 per credit

LONDON, 3rd September – Offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based, according to research published today.



UN Award for Darfur Low Smoke Stoves Project

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has awarded prestigious ‘Lighthouse Project’ status to Carbon Clear and Practical Action’s Darfur Low-Smoke Stoves Project in Sudan, in recognition of the project’s benefits for poor urban communities and contribution to climate change mitigation.



“Carbon Clear strengthens CDP partnership”

Carbon Clear has announced that for the second year running, it will partner with CDP to help companies optimise the disclosure of their carbon emissions strategy.



“Marks and Spencer tops FTSE 100 carbon ranking for second year”

For the second year in a row, retailer Marks and Spencer has topped Carbon Clear’s ranking of the carbon performance of the FTSE 100. This is the third year that Carbon Clear has undertaken the research, examining the extent and depth of FTSE 100 companies’ carbon measurement and reporting practices, ranking companies based on a well-developed scoring matrix.



“IPCC report will have far reaching consequences for businesses”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), stating with increased certainty that that anthropogenic emissions from burning fossil fuels are the cause of climate change.



“Pioneering Carbon-Credit Project Delivers Clean Cooking to Conflict-Hit Darfur”

Carbon Clear’s Darfur Low-Smoke Stoves Project in Sudan has received official registration by The Gold Standard, generating carbon credits1 that will help deliver health and economic benefits to households in the strife-torn region.



“UK Carbon League Table Published”

The Government has today published the second and last annual CRC Performance League Table (PLT).



“Carbon Clear response to announcement of simplified CRC Scheme”

Chancellor George Osborne has today (5 December) announced as part of the Autumn Statement that the Government intends to continue to require companies to report to a simplified version of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.



“Research published into the extent FTSE 100 manage carbon emissions”

Carbon Clear has today published research about the extent and depth of FTSE 100 companies’ carbon measurement and reporting, demonstrating that although the majority of businesses continue to take carbon management seriously, there is still work to be done.

Carbon Clear scored publicly available information from each company in the FTSE 100 against 47 reporting criteria. The analysis, carried out in summer 2012, focussed on how companies measure, report and verify their carbon footprint, their existing and planned strategies for reducing emissions, their actual carbon reductions and their work to engage stakeholders about their climate change programmes.




“Carbon Clear gains accreditation from the Carbon Disclosure Project”

Carbon Clear is delighted to announce that it is now an accredited Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Consultancy Partner in the UK. CDP is an international, not-for-profit organisation, working on behalf of 655 institutional investors representing US$78 trillion in assets to help them to assess climate change risk in their investment portfolios.



“Mandatory Carbon Reporting for Large Companies To Begin in 2013”

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made the surprise announcement today that from next year all publicly listed companies will have to report on their carbon emissions. His statement made at Rio +20 will please many business groups, including the CBI, who have lobbied hard for mandatory reporting and previously  criticised the government for stalling on the issue...



“New Report Highlights Voluntary Carbon Market Resilience”

The State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2012: Developing Dimension, published today by Ecosystem Marketplace and sponsored by Carbon Clear, reports strong performance by the voluntary carbon market in 2011. The Voluntary Carbon Market transacted $547 million last year, the second highest value recorded in the six years of the report, demostrating that demand for voluntary offset credits remains strong despite tough global economic conditions...



“Carbon Clear named Specialist Sustainability Consultancy in New Report”

The Green Quadrant Sustainability Business Consulting 2011 report published today has named Carbon Clear as one of the 14 sustainability business consulting firms most active in the UK market....



“UK Carbon League Table Published”

Today the government published the largest ever public disclosure of UK companies' carbon emissions. The Performance League Table ranks the energy performance of over 2000 organisations that fall under the government's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme legislation....



“Britain’s biggest companies get to grips with carbon reporting”

A report published today by Carbon Clear shows that most companies in the FTSE 100 are now regularly reporting on their carbon emissions and showing evidence of carbon reductions....



“Ex Accenture UK Chief joins carbon management firm Carbon Clear”

Carbon Clear, the international carbon management consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Hall as Chairman from 1st August 2011....



“Brand-Rex hits carbon neutral target”

Brand-Rex, one of Europe’s leading structured cable manufacturers, has met its 2011 commitment to become carbon neutral by meeting the requirements of PAS 2060, the new standard for carbon neutrality....



“Government scrap shunned carbon offsetting scheme”

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that it will close its Quality Assurance Scheme for Carbon Offsetting. The move will be welcomed by the vast majority of carbon offset providers and customers who declined to participate in the scheme since its outset....



“Government’s Quality Assurance Scheme for Carbon Offsetting is misleading consumers”

Government efforts to protect people who offset their carbon emissions may be doing just the opposite by approving the use of EU carbon allowances, or EUAs, as carbon offsets....



“Launch of Carbon Clear India”

Global carbon management consultancy Carbon Clear is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in New Delhi, India. Carbon Clear India will help corporations address the risks posed by climate change and take advantage of the opportunities presented by a lower-carbon economy....



“Carbon Clear certifies the world’s first PAS 2060 carbon neutral coffee”

Today CoopeDota R.L., a Costa Rican coffee cooperative of 800 farmers, has announced its coffee is carbon neutral. Leading carbon management consultancy Carbon Clear have certified Coopedota’s coffee beans to the British Standards Institute’s PAS 2060 specification for demonstrating carbon neutrality, the only independent standard for the certification of carbon neutral products and services….



“PAS 2060 White Paper released”

Carbon Clear is pleased to announce the release of a white paper on the British Standard Institution’s PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality. The paper looks at the history of the concept of carbon neutrality, and why the standard was needed to prevent a loss in confidence in carbon neutral claims following a series of high profile green wash cases….



“CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is now a tax”

The 2010 Spending Review unveiled today by George Osborne outlines changes to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. The excerpt from the Spending Review is detailed below...



“E-learning tool enlists Oxfordshire County Council workers in the fight against climate change”

Carbon Clear and Inmarkets are delighted to announce the release of an innovative new e‐learning program for Oxfordshire County Council. The Council commissioned the tool as part of its commitment to reduce the energy and resources it uses when providing its wide range of services across the county….



“Carbon Clear partners with ebookers to reduce holidaymakers carbon footprint”

From today, customers will be able to measure and offset their travel emissions using an online carbon footprint calculator provided by carbon management experts Carbon Clear. As one of Europe’s leading online travel agents, is committed to helping holidaymakers reduce their environmental impact….



“Prove It! Carbon Clear launches PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality Service”

Carbon Clear launched their ‘PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality’ service this week, providing organisations with the opportunity to substantiate their carbon neutral claims….



“94% of Carbon Clear’s customers find carbon management is good for business”

A customer satisfaction survey of 72 of Carbon Clear’s customers carried out in May 2010 found that the vast majority believe that carbon management is delivering for their business….



“Carbon Clear brand launches in Turkey”

Carbon Clear, a leading carbon management company based in the UK, is pleased to announce a partnership with Turkish company Reysaş Environmental. A signing ceremony on 18th May 2010 at the British Consulate in Istanbul will celebrate an agreement that will see the company trading under the Carbon Clear brand….



“Carbon Clear in Top 30 Global offset providers according to ENDS Report”

Carbon Clear has been formally recognised as a global leader in the carbon offset market for the high quality of its offsets and carbon management consultancy. Out of all the organisations ENDS investigated world-wide, only 30 were recognised in its list of Quality Offset Providers, with 140 failing to make the grade….

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