LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
UBM plc is pleased to announce it has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for its success in reducing carbon emissions across its global operations. UBM is one of six organisations which have achieved this standard globally.
The Carbon Trust Standard publicly recognises UBM's efforts in reducing carbon emissions and demonstrates that it has taken real action on climate change by reducing its carbon emissions by 12.7% per head between 2010/11 and 2012/13. The award demonstrates UBM's commitment to sustainability.
Bob Gray, CFO of UBM said: "We are absolutely delighted to win this award. As a company with a global footprint, not only does this award demonstrate our efforts but also our continued commitment to work as a worldwide team to a global standard to understand and manage our global environmental impact. It is amazing to think how far we have come in just a few years, our first group-wide report of UBM's impact on the environment was in 2010, and we have continued to build on that baseline."
Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust commented: "The Carbon Trust congratulates UBM on this impressive achievement of joining the select group of organisations who have certified their global emissions to the Carbon Trust Standard, delivering a substantial reduction in carbon emissions in the process. We look forward to helping UBM to secure further reductions in the future."
Notes to Editors
1. About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
2. About The Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust is an independent company with a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. The Carbon Trust:
- advises businesses, governments and the public sector on opportunities in a sustainable, low-carbon world.
- measures and certifies the environmental footprint of organisations, products and services.
- helps develop and deploy low-carbon technologies and solutions, from energy efficiency to renewable power.
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