Covance Inc. has received Carbon Trust Standard accreditation in the UK for measuring, managing, and reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. Covance joins 600 companies in Europe that hold this recognition.
Covance’s facilities management practices at its sites in Alnwick, Harrogate, Leeds, and Maidenhead, UK, were integral in reducing emissions and contributed to the Carbon Trust Standard accreditation. All Covance UK sites have energy reporting, management strategies and policies in place that are guided by a corporate UK Energy Committee. The company also has an energy communication system across its UK sites.
“Covance’s commitment to carbon reduction is an important component of our global business strategy,” said Ann Towler, Covance Process Excellence. “While environmental efficiencies benefit our bottom line, it more importantly benefits our employees, our clients, and the entire global community. The Carbon Trust Standard provides an important benchmark that we can improve against for years to come.”