Carbon Trust Team

We work closely with global sustainability leaders the Carbon Trust to supply a credible solution for business owners wanting to confidently source and report clean, renewable electricity.

Their verification of our renewable electricity products means customers can trust that every megawatt hour of these products they use has come from renewable sources backed with UK-recognised origin certificates. It also means they can report zero carbon emissions for purchased electricity when reporting using the market-based method in accordance with the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.

Ongoing monitoring by the Carbon Trust also guarantees our customers certificate-backed renewable electricity for the length of their contract.


The Carbon Trust label verifies our 'SmartFix Renewable' electricity products

*100% of the electricity supplied is renewable, backed by certificates of renewable energy guarantees of origin. Emission factor compliant with the GHG Protocol Scope 2 guidance and to be used for the 'market-based' method.


Carbon Trust assurance

The Carbon Trust has made the following statement about their verification of our renewable electricity products:

“The Carbon Trust has assured that all of SmartestEnergy Business’s electricity products defined as ‘renewable’ are 100% backed by renewable certificates. The generation sources claimed for each renewable product are backed by renewable certificates of the corresponding technology.
The emission factors associated with all of SmartestEnergy Business’s products (Renewable Standard, Renewable Natural and Conventional) are reported in accordance with the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. SmartestEnergy Business has embedded policies and procedures, which relate to the data collection, monitoring, reporting and checking, to achieve these ends.”

The verification issued by the Carbon Trust to SmartestEnergy Business can be viewed here:


Carbon Trust credentials

With their unique combination of technical and commercial expertise in the energy sector, the Carbon Trust is the perfect partner to work with on our renewable energy customer proposition. They have been climate pioneers for more than 20 years and engage leading businesses, governments and financial institutions worldwide to accelerate their route to net zero.

The Carbon Trust work in accordance with an assurance methodology based on the International Standard on Assurance Engagements 3000 (ISAE 3000).


Ongoing review process

The Carbon Trust conducts a quarterly review of our renewable electricity product to ensure we have sufficient certificates to match to our supply. Their independent assessors check that we are complying with the procedures that underpin our verification and monitor the number of origin certificates we on own on the Ofgem Renewables and CHP Register.

They also conduct an annual reverification of our renewable electricity to ensure ongoing compliance. The current certification is valid until 30th September 2024, at which point recertification will take place.

If you have any questions about the certification process, please contact us here.


More information

View our latest customer proposition for 100% renewable electricity products here.

View our fuel mix for all our energy products here.