Case Studies

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  • Microsoft supports global carbon-finance projects with innovative carbon fee

    Microsoft supports global carbon-finance projects with innovative carbon fee

    Natural Capital Partners has worked with Microsoft since it launched its carbon fee in 2012. Over that time we have created a portfolio of more than 30 carbon-finance projects in 21 countries which, along with green power instruments and internal programmes, deliver the emission reductions to meet Microsoft’s carbon neutral target.

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  • Sky’s 10 year carbon neutral journey

    Sky’s 10 year carbon neutral journey

    Sky has been carbon neutral for 10 years – hear from Fiona Ball, Head of Responsible Business at Sky about being a carbon neutral business, the importance of offsetting, and the role of offsetting within Sky’s wider environmental programme.

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  • CHEP facilitates net zero emissions for customers

    CHEP facilitates net zero emissions for customers

    With a successful and established customer value proposition, CHEP’s CarbonNeutral® service goes one step further, responding to customers’ increasing focus on reducing the environmental footprint of their products; a particular priority within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.

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  • Grundon Waste Management on the ground in Uganda

    Grundon Waste Management on the ground in Uganda

    The opportunity to meet farmers in Uganda who are part of a community reforestation project gave Toni Robinson from Grundon Waste Management a new perspective on the impact, bringing to life her company’s communications with customers and prospects.

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  • UK Forest Creation with PwC

    UK Forest Creation with PwC

    You’ve already addressed all your employees’ basic engagement needs — clear goals, a context for their work, opportunities to develop and progress, recognition and rewards and ongoing feedback— but still want them to feel real pride in the company they work for?

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  • Steria talks about building internal interest in carbon management

    Steria talks about building internal interest in carbon management

    Watch our video to find out how, our client, global IT services company, Groupe Steria, used its leading carbon management programme to successfully build internal engagement.

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  • Livean


    Beverage company, Livean, made a commitment to make a product line CarbonNeutral certified®. The company, based in Chile, wanted to strengthen its commitment to the environment and sustainable business growth by neutralising the unavoidable greenhouse gases emissions from the production of the drinks product.

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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


    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 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


    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


    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


    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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  • 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 Natural Capital Partners 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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