Akzonobel ranked in top 5% of CRC league table

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by The Manufacturer

AkzoNobel, the global paint and coatings company has been ranked in 100th place of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) league table, putting it in the top 5%.

The table, which listed over 2000 organisations and was released by the Environment Agency, measured how companies manage their energy use under the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

AkzoNobel took early action to maximize energy efficiency across their business and believe this is to thank for their high placement.

Emma Harper, carbon reduction programme manager, AkzoNobel said: “As a business, we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions, and we support the increasing transparency of emissions reporting, which plays its part in driving carbon reduction across the UK.

The Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme, which launched last year, requires large public and private sector organisations to purchase allowances at the beginning of 2012 to cover emissions produced from their usage of electricity and heat.

“Operational energy efficiency is high on our sustainability agenda: we have implemented extensive sub-metering programs and operational improvements across the organisation, and have held the Carbon Trust Standard since 2009 across our whole Decorative Paints business,” Ms Harper added.

Despite this achievement, we recognise there is still much to do and are working continually on plans to deliver long term emission reductions and prepare for future rounds of CRC reporting.

The scheme has been widely criticised for being overly bureaucratic and calls for it to be scrapped altogether.