While an ever increasing number of organizations want to make their operations greener, finding suppliers they can trust is not always easy. To help address this concern the UK based Carbon Trust announced the launch of its Green Business Directory. This directory is ideally suited to assist organizations with their green initiatives in the UK and Europe. This database of accredited suppliers helps firms with the procurement of energy efficient and low and renewable technology suppliers.
Carbon Trust provides independent validation and recognition of a supplier’s skills and services which “must meet or exceed criteria set by the Carbon Trust designed to examine their capability to deliver thoughtful, well-designed energy efficient and renewable energy systems.”
The directory currently has 46 accredited suppliers in areas like: AM&T (automatic metering & targeting), compressed air, controls, energy efficient UPS (uninterruptible power supplies), HVAC systems (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), IT, lighting, and solar PV.
The search function is organized by region and technology. Users can even locate suppliers offering Energy Efficient Financing through the Carbon Trust’s scheme run in partnership with Siemens Financial Services.
The accreditation process requires applicants to submit case studies of their work and answer a number of questions –including several on insurance and whether the company holds recognised qualifications for quality assurance, environmental management and health and safety. A credit check may be carried out as part of the accreditation process.
Click here to access the Carbon Trust’s Green Business Directory.
Those looking to be featured in the directory can download a copy of the application form here. Accreditation by the scheme costs £1,499 a year (plus VAT).
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