Paul is an accredited provider of Carbon Trust Standards (CTS), which covers:
- Generating a robust and auditable Carbon Footprint,
- Making year-year CO2 reductions, and
- Ensuring good quality Energy Management systems are in place.
This is carried out to the ISO14604 – Greenhouse Gas reporting protocol. To date, Paul has carried out 23 certifications, re-certifications and, more recently, second re-certifications of Organisations that typically consume £5-10 M energy/year, sometimes a lot more. Most have been assisted certifications; more recently several are repeat-business, i.e.re-certs of an organisation that he helped achieve initial CTS certification 2 years earlier.
Until recently, CTS was one of the two early-action metrics for assessing where an Organisation is placed on the CRC “Performance League Table”, although this table is no longer published. However, for many Organisations, achieving then retaining CTS remains an important step for demonstrating they are leading the way to a lower carbon economy. The Standard is an independent certification that is increasingly seen as the “de facto” mark of excellence due to its rigorous nature and focus on actual results.
By late 2014, nearly 1000 organisations use the Carbon Trust Standard as a benchmark for carbon performance and to communicate achievements with integrity to customers and stakeholders. It enables organisations to be independently recognised for real carbon reduction by actively measuring, managing and improving their performance.
Finally, it is worth noting that the same protocol can be used for other mandatory reporting schemes, such as the Government’s Carbon Disclosure project.
CT Water and Waste Standards
More recently, Paul trained up in the Carbon Trust Water and Waste Standards. This is a broadly similar process but relates to generating robust and auditable water-data, year-on-year water consumption reductions (ideally in areas of higher scarcity), and assessing the quality of the Organisation’s Environment management systems. He carried out his first Assisted Certification in August 2013.