Posted on: 26/04/2017
SmartestEnergy has become the first UK electricity supplier to be accredited by CDP as one of their Renewable Energy Providers.
CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. Over 5,800 companies disclosed their environmental impact to CDP in 2016.
To support businesses with disclosing environmental information, CDP partners with select organisations that provide solutions to support sustainable deployment and tackle climate change.
SmartestEnergy is one of only a handful of CDP Renewable Energy Providers around the world and the first to be a UK-specific partner.
Robert Groves, CEO of SmartestEnergy, commented:
“We are really proud to have achieved the CDP Accreditation. It enables us to provide another independent third party assurance of our renewable electricity supply, giving our customers confidence that we are doing the right thing to help them meet their sustainability ambitions.”
Paul Robins, Head of Partnerships at CDP, commented:
“It’s great to see the work being done by SmartestEnergy to support companies with tackling climate change, bringing much needed transparency and confidence to renewable electricity supply. We now look forward to working with them to increase the uptake of renewable electricity and carbon reporting by UK businesses.”
The CDP Accreditation follows the launch of SmartestEnergy’s certified 100% renewable electricity product in January, which is certified by the Carbon Trust to comply with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance.
Robert Groves also commented:
“We provide renewable electricity to some of the UK’s biggest brands and they clearly recognise the role they have in decarbonising our energy system and reducing the impacts of climate change. We believe more UK companies should be participating in the CDP programme and we hope to encourage this by working closely with them throughout our partnership.”
The next deadline for companies to submit climate change data to CDP is 29th June 2017.
SmartestEnergy supplies renewable electricity to well-known brands such as the John Lewis Partnership, Saint-Gobain UK and Land Securities.