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  • Hearst Magazines

    Hearst Magazines

    Ten years ago, Hearst Magazines UK, which comprises 19 magazines and 26 websites, made a commitment to build an environmental programme to improve and reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Notably, the drive to build strong green credentials was led by the employees. The advocates for the initiative put together teams of green champions from each department to show management the commitment at different levels within the company. This impressive initiative attracted top level support and by 2008 Hearst took their commitment one step further by making a pledge to become CarbonNeutral® certified within five years.

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  • Bretford

    Bretford

    In 2011, design and furniture manufacturer Bretford® made a commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) impact to net zero by becoming CarbonNeutral® certified. The leading manufacturer of furniture for both learning and work environments is among the first in the furniture industry to achieve this globally recognized environmental certification. Bretford consists of nearly 350 employees, 450,000 square feet of production space, and produces thousands of technology-enabled furniture products for learning environments in schools and businesses; setting a goal to reduce its carbon footprint to net zero was a feature of the overall environmental program which fits into its plan to develop the business and drive growth.

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  • Tompla

    Tompla

    Tompla is one of the largest envelope manufacturers in Europe, with production sites in Spain, Portugal, Poland and France, and a commercial presence through subsidiaries in eleven European countries. Tompla started working with The CarbonNeutral Company in early 2010, as part of an environmental strategy that is shaped around tools and certifications such as ISO 14001, ISO 14064/1, FSC and PEFC.

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  • Macmillan

    Macmillan

    In 2009, John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan Publishers, read Ray Anderson’s ground-breaking book, ‘Confessions of a Radical Industrialist’ and resolved to make sustainability a core part of the corporate mission of the global trade publishing company. Sargent took the principles of the book and instigated an in depth review and analysis for Macmillan to build a business model which incorporated sustainability. And this is just what they have achieved: taking a profitable business and making it more profitable but with an integrated view of their impact on the environment. By working with The CarbonNeutral Company, Macmillan has helped to finance unique sustainability projects around the globe.

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  • Catlin Group Limited

    Catlin Group Limited

    Insurance company, Catlin Group, wanted to build internal interest in its carbon management programme. A competition offered one lucky winner the opportunity for a ‘once in a lifetime’ visit to a ground-breaking project in Kenya.

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  • Commercial Group

    Commercial Group

    Commercial Group cites its CarbonNeutral® status as one of the main contributing factors to its growth year-on-year. They have reduced their carbon footprint by over 50% since becoming CarbonNeutral® but the results they've seen aren't limited to the environment.

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  • Avis

    Avis

    The CarbonNeutral Company began working with car rental company Avis Europe in 1997, when it became the first in its sector to have a policy on tackling carbon emissions. Today it is an environmental leader, with its own operations certified CarbonNeutral® and customers able to benefit from the firm’s knowledge of green driving.

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  • Thomson and First Choice

    Thomson and First Choice

    Thomson and First Choice want to take the sustainable tourism message to over two million holidaymakers through their Holidays Forever campaign. Contributing to resource conservation and renewable energy carbon offset projects plays an important role in their overall plan.

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  • AIS

    AIS

    As part of its lean manufacturing philosophy, leading US systems furniture company, AIS, wanted to strengthen its commitment to the environment and sustainable growth by becoming the world’s first systems furniture manufacturer to be CarbonNeutral® certified.

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  • Business Design Centre

    Business Design Centre

    London's oldest, and most iconic, conference and exhibition centre wanted to become a sustainability leader and show that its operations were environmentally responsible. But how do you mitigate your environmental impact when you host a packed programme of changing events?

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  • Eden Springs

    Eden Springs

    Eden Springs, the leading workplace drinks provider, has offset the emissions from providing 600 million litres of water through water cooler solutions to more than 1/2 million customers, enabling it to become a CarbonNeutral® company in seven countries.

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  • Tata Steel

    Tata Steel

    When it comes to sustainability, Tata Steel want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
    The target is ambitious: to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20% within the next decade through a combination of process improvements and breakthrough technologies. But as Europe’s second-largest steel producer, Tata Steel want to show that steel can help build a sustainable world.

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  • Sky

    Sky

    We all know how far-reaching television's influence is. But never has it been used so positively.
    With 9.7 million customers in 1 in 3 homes, Sky can be enormously influential in changing people’s opinions and behaviour.

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  • Scandinavian Airlines

    Scandinavian Airlines

    Every airline adds carbon to the atmosphere. Not every airline is so committed to offsetting it.
    Carbon emissions are an inevitable result of air travel. But Scandinavian Airlines believes climate change is not. Working with The CarbonNeutral Company since 2006, the airline has developed an innovative programme through which corporate clients can easily offset the emissions their flights generate.

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  • Progressive AE

    Progressive AE

    When it comes to carbon management, this architectural firm is determined to live up to its name.
    For over 45 years Progressive AE, a full-service architecture, engineering and consulting firm has built a reputation for being “first” in many industry initiatives.

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  • Neal’s Yard Remedies

    Neal’s Yard Remedies

    Neal’s Yard Remedies are passionate about wellbeing and that includes the planet.
    Founded in 1981, Neal’s Yard Remedies’ mission has been to bring its customers the most natural organic health and beauty products, and to improve the quality of people's lives by sharing their expertise and encouraging a more natural, holistic way of living.

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  • Arjowiggins - Conqueror

    Arjowiggins - Conqueror

    Like so many great ideas, this one started with a blank page.
    Arjowiggins came to The CarbonNeutral Company in 2007 with a challenge: could we help them reduce the carbon footprint associated with making and distributing their Conqueror brand of fine paper?

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  • Radio Taxi Group

    Radio Taxi Group

    Radio Taxis Group has 2500 taxis, 6000 accounts and an exceptional “unique selling point.”
    How do you differentiate a taxi ride? What can you do to get people to realise your taxis are different? For Radio Taxis Group, one of London’s leading black cab companies, the answer was to take a stand on climate change.

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  • Icelandic Glacial

    Icelandic Glacial

    Since its founding, Icelandic Glacial has always believed that protecting our planet is simply smart business.
    From the very beginning, Icelandic Glacial has embraced the notion that environmental stewardship is not an obstacle to success, but an essential element of it. Indeed, being good for the planet and for people is imbedded in the brand’s DNA.

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  • Charterhouse

    Charterhouse

    By fighting climate change, Charterhouse is changing an entire industry.
    As a leading print management company for global brands, Charterhouse had an opportunity to raise awareness of the environmental impact of print production. And they took full advantage of it.

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