About us

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world.

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. We have about 180 staff of 30 different nationalities, based in the UK, South Africa, China, Mexico, Brazil and the USA.


Who we are and what we believe in

Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. To have real impact we act as a catalyst, making the case for change to businesses, governments and civil society worldwide.

By stimulating resource efficient and low carbon action we contribute to green goals, including the lowering of carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and job creation.  Our experts, drawn from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, can help your organisation tackle climate change by reducing your carbon emissions and identifying growth and revenue opportunities through resource reduction initiatives, cost-saving strategies and the adoption of resource-efficient technologies.

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We have more than a decade of experience

Created in 2001, we have developed into a world-leading and trusted expert in low carbon issues and sustainable strategies, environmental footprinting and low carbon technology development and deployment. We offer more than 14 years of unparalleled experience in the low carbon sector.

So far, our work has saved our clients R110 billion in energy costs and cut our customers' carbon emissions by 60Mt.

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Our principles

Impact. We listen to our partners and clients and create solutions that meet their needs, drawing on our experience and know-how.

Resilience. In order to deliver our mission, grow, innovate and capture emerging opportunities we must be financially strong. Any surplus revenue is reinvested in our work.

Integrity. We insist on honesty, integrity and fairness in our work and expect the same from our partners, clients and contractors. The direct or indirect offer, payment, soliciting or acceptance of bribes in any form is unacceptable and we must avoid conflicts of interest.

Health, safety and the environment. We have a systematic approach to health, safety and environmental management. We work to have a positive impact on the environment and ensure the safety and well-being of our people.

People. We value diversity and provide an inclusive environment for our people. We recruit, reward and promote on merit and seek to develop skills and capabilities.

Learning. We learn from our experience, successes and failures, avoid blame and aim to continually improve.

Compliance. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate and, where appropriate, go beyond compliance.

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How we can help your organisation

We offer a range of tailored services, designed to meet the needs of businesses, governments and the public sector:

  • We advise businesses, governments and the public sector on their opportunities in a sustainable, low carbon world
  • We measure and certify the environmental footprint of organisations, supply chains and products
  • We develop and deploy low carbon technologies and solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power

Find out more about how we can help you - get in touch.

Read more about us in the Carbon Trust booklet (PDF)


Contact us

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Carbon Trust, Club 4, The Club Shopping Centre, Office 201, Second Floor, Cnr. Pinaster and 18th Street, Hazelwood, Pretoria 0081


+27 (0) 12 764 7210

We support the UN Global Compact

The Carbon Trust is proud to support the United Nations Global Compact

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

The Carbon Trust supports the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

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