IPC MEDIA ACHIEVES CARBON TRUST STANDARD
January 17, 2012
IPC Media has achieved certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for cutting its absolute carbon footprint by nearly seven percent. The Carbon Trust Standard certifies organisations for achieving carbon reduction and for committing to ongoing reductions.
IPC is the first consumer magazine publisher to achieve the Standard, which was developed by the Carbon Trust in 2008 to encourage good practice in carbon measurement, management and reduction by businesses and public sector organisations.
IPC Media facilities director Jenny Noon says: "This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of our sustained reduction in carbon emissions in the Blue Fin Building. Our ‘Green Fin' and ‘We're Better Off' initiatives are really paying off. We are running our buildings more energy efficiently, and the fact that our staff are becoming more energy aware in the workplace is helping us to cut back on consumption too."
Darran Messem, Managing Director, Certification, Carbon Trust, said: "We congratulate IPC Media on its achievement. Earning the Carbon Trust Standard requires strong commitment to making real change and is well within the reach of those with the desire to be part of a lower-carbon world. As a leader in the carbon certification market, it certifies organisations that have met rigorous criteria for measuring their carbon footprint, demonstrating they have well-implemented energy and carbon management systems in place and have reduced emissions year on year."
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Notes to editors
IPC Media (www.ipcmedia.com) produces over 60 iconic media brands, with print alone reaching almost two thirds of UK women and 42% of UK men - almost 26 million UK adults - while its websites collectively reach over 20 million users every month.
IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
The Carbon Trust Standard
- Over 500 organisations have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard since it was launched in June 2008.
- Collectively, the 600+ Carbon Trust Standard holders have cut their emissions by 3.6m tonnes of CO2e, as well as cutting their gas, electricity and fuel bills by over £165m.
- To date, the total carbon footprint certified by the Carbon Trust Standard is over 43 million tonnes of CO2e; equivalent to over 18% of the total carbon footprint of UK businesses and transport.
- All businesses and organisations, both in the UK and internationally, are eligible to apply for the Carbon Trust Standard including FTSEs, mid caps, SMEs and public sector organisations. Organisations that are awarded the Carbon Trust Standard hold it for a two year period and to maintain the certification they must reapply and demonstrate that they have continued to make year-on-year reductions in their carbon emissions.
- Organisations wanting information about getting the Carbon Trust Standard can call: 0800 019 1443 or visit www.carbontruststandard.com.
- Organisations that are certified with the Carbon Trust Standard are listed at www.carbontruststandard.com/pages/current-standard-bearers
About the Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy, providing specialist support to business and the public sector to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies. By stimulating low carbon action we contribute to key UK goals of lower carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and associated jobs.
We help to cut carbon emissions now by
We reduce potential future carbon emissions by
- Providing specialist advice and finance to help organisations cut carbon
- Setting standards for carbon reduction
- Opening markets for low carbon technologies
- Leading industry collaborations to commercialise technologies
- Investing in early stage low carbon companies
For further information about IPC, contact:
Victoria Higham, PR manager, IPC Media
Tel: 020 3148 5401 or email email@example.com
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