Carbon Reduce Programme

Legal considerations aside, you want to know that all your suppliers work to the same high environmental and working standards as you do.

With environmental concerns climbing the agenda for all kinds of legislative bodies, companies need a way of showing the world that they work sustainably. The Carbon Reduce scheme, (formally CEMARS) certification is the perfect way to do it – and we can help achieve this globally recognised standard. Last summer the UK government announced it’s plans to simplify energy and carbon reporting with the new Streamlined Energy Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework. The previous CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme will end in April 2019 as the government moves towards helping companies to improve energy productivity by 20% by 2030.

We have partnered with Toitū envirocare to deliver Carbon Reduce (formally CEMARS). Carbon Reduce is a leading globally recognised certification to ISO 14064-1 that provides organisations with the ability to measure and develop strategies to reduce their carbon footprint. Carbon Reduce is applicable across your entire operations, no matter the size of your company or the sector that you work in.

Better efficiency is better business

Carbon Reduce is a credible, rigorous independent certification and verification programme. A comprehensive range of tools, step-by-step guidance and advice is all part of the service that will enable your company to measure your carbon footprint and set your carbon reduction strategy to reduce emissions. Once you have the necessary data, one of our qualified auditors will carry out an on-site audit. By spending a few hours a week, it is possible to achieve certification within 3 to 6 months depending on the size of your company after which time, the Carbon Reduce logo may then be used to recognise your company’s achievements. On an ongoing annual basis, as part of the certification programme, you will need to demonstrate continual improvements to your carbon emissions.

Lower costs while achieving compliance: We’ll help you avoid potential future legislative hurdles by verifying your sustainability claims “all while making more of your energy usage.

Achieve global recognition: Carbon Reduce is an ISO 14064-1 certification. It’s also recognised under the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and approved by the UK Environment Agency as a Carbon Trust Standard equivalent as well as a route to compliance for ESOS.

Become certified in 3 straightforward steps

Throughout the process, you will have access to our software, tools and templates, which will help identify what data you will need to gather, calculate your emissions inventory and prepare reports for verification and public disclosure.

We operate under licence to Toitū Envirocare Limited, an ISO 14065 accredited certification body, which retains the authority and responsibility for the Carbon Reduce certification decisions. Information about our impartiality statement and feedback procedures is available here.

1. Measure

Measuring your carbon footprint helps you to understand and strategically manage those emissions. We provide the tools to help measure all emissions under ISO 14064 including vehicles, business travel, fuel and electricity, paper, and waste.

2. Manage

Managing the emissions of your company, products and services will become increasingly important to both the planet and your profits. We offer resources and templates to guide you through certification.

3. Verify

Audit your carbon emission inventory and management plans to add credibility to your efforts. Our audits check that you’ve accurately measured everything you need to in order to be compliant with CEMARS and the relevant ISO standards.


Why us?

Our tried and tested five-step approach to Carbon Reduce certification takes the time, effort and complexity out of achieving the kind of environmental practices your various stakeholders expect and identifies improvement opportunities.

And our auditors can give you the insights you need to avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences that come from being embroiled “however unknowingly“ in human rights Sustain your reputation



Achilles operates the Carbon Reduce Scheme under licence to Toitū Envirocare, an ISO 14065 accredited certification body, which retains the authority and responsibility for the Carbon Reduce certification decisions.

Information about our impartiality statement and feedback procedures is available here.

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