Global sustainability firm will serve mainland Europe from Amsterdam
London-based international climate change and sustainability advisory firm, the Carbon Trust, has announced its continuing global expansion with the opening of a new office in Amsterdam. This latest addition to the Carbon Trust’s operations will help the company to service its growing business in mainland Europe, with a focus on providing advice and assurance to large corporates.
The Carbon Trust works with businesses, governments and institutions around the world, helping them contribute to, and benefit from, a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies, and commercializing low carbon businesses, systems and technologies.
Supporting international innovation
The Amsterdam office builds on the Carbon Trust’s international portfolio of offices in the UK, China, Mexico and South Africa.
The announcement forms part of the Carbon Trust’s involvement in the Innovation Forum’s Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference in Amsterdam on 9 April. The Carbon Trust made a presentation on how fashion businesses can successfully set science-based targets to take action on climate change.
Consumer attitudes towards climate change
The news follows in the footsteps of Carbon Trust international consumer research released last week into the consumer attitudes towards climate change labels, looking at over 9,000 adults across seven countries, including the Netherlands.
This found that seven in ten (70%) consumers in the Netherlands agreed it was a good idea to use a recognizable label on products that have been made with a commitment to measuring and reducing their carbon footprint.
Reducing carbon footprints
Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Business Services at the Carbon Trust, said: “From a global perspective, European corporates are really taking a lead on climate change and other environmental challenges. The region is already home to some of the most advanced companies in terms of sustainability. Many others are rapidly going through the transition to a low carbon economy and finding that it can bring them long term competitive value.”
The Netherlands: a hub for sustainability
Jones added: “We’re excited to be opening up a new office in Amsterdam, which is already a hub for sustainable business with great transport links across the continent. We hope this will enable us to work with an even greater number of companies across mainland Europe, delivering on our mission of accelerating the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy.”
The opening of the new office was made possible with guidance from the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency and amsterdam inbusiness.
Source: The Carbon Trust