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.
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