The Carbon Trust Standard is a certification that was created to recognise organisations' that commit to measuring and reducing their carbon footprint.
The UK standard is run by the Carbon Trust Standard Company, which was set up by the government-backed Carbon Trust in June 2008.
The Standard was developed in consultation with leading businesses and public sector organisations and aims to provide an independent benchmark for measuring firm's environmental commitments against.
Under the rules of the government's Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency scheme, organisations that carry the Carbon Trust Standard will initially be rewarded in the energy efficiency league tables that are to be published as part of the legislation.
Campaign group Plan B says it is 'surprised and disappointed' by decision and will lodge an appeal against High Court ruling
Mercer's Jane Ambachtsheer joins banking giant to head up sustainability research, engagement, and governance efforts
BusinessGreen brings you this week's green economy headlines from around the world
Chris Hewett of the Solar Trade Association warns the government's latest proposals risk further uncertainty for the solar sector