Knauf Insulation is now the bearer of the Carbon Trust Standard after taking action to measure, manage and reduce its carbon emissions by more than 1,600 tonnes over the past three years.
The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s first award that recognises organisations for real carbon reduction. Based on a rigorous, independent assessment, it certifies that organisations have measured, managed and reduced their carbon emissions across their own operations, and are committed to reducing them year on year.
Allan Morgans, European Energy Manager, said: “We’re delighted to bear the Carbon Trust Standard. It’s a great way of showing that we are on the front foot when it comes to carbon management best practices, and gives us an opportunity to communicate our environmental credentials with integrity to those that matter.
“Cutting carbon is a priority for us as a business and is another step forward in our drive for a sustainable future. By going through the Carbon Trust Standard assessment process we were able to develop and drive energy efficiency action plans and identify further areas for improvement – bringing tangible and significant savings across our operations.”
Harry Morrison, General Manager of the Carbon Trust Standard, said: “Being certified with the Carbon Trust Standard is proof that an organisation has taken genuine action to reduce its impact on climate change. We congratulate Knauf Insulation on this achievement.”
Knauf Insulation has long been committed to cutting carbon and has been accredited to the Energy Efficient accreditation scheme (the forerunner of the Carbon Trust Standard) since 2004.
Knauf Insulation estimates that since 2000, the glass mineral wool sites have slashed their carbon intensity by 40 per cent, while the rock mineral wool site has seen a 26.8 per cent reduction in carbon intensity below the base line period of 1999.
Some of the energy saving measures include energy action planning, staff energy efficiency awareness training, installation of smart metering to automatically monitor half hourly energy use, process plant improvements on emission control systems, variable speed drives on air compressors, fans and pumps and intelligent lighting systems.
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