Guardian newspaper awarded Carbon Trust award.
Guardian London office wins the media company environmental award.
The Carbon Trust have awarded the Guardian News and Media the Carbon Trust Standard award in recognition of the media group’s 12 percent reduction in emissions over three years.
The Guardian moved from their Farrington offices to the eco friendly office space in Kings Cross in 2008. Since then the company has taken many measures to ensure that their offices are environmentally friendly including installing new energy efficient heating and cooling systems in its secondary London office.
After the move The Guardian began tackling office environmental issues with environmental manager at Guardian News and Media, Claire Buckley stating that the new office would be “significantly more energy efficient than the old 1960s office we moved out of. The building uses renewable energy as does our other office in Clerkenwell.”
The Guardian News and Media group have also started a campaign to improve energy efficiency in their print centres in Manchester and London.
The media company feel it is important to practice what they preach when it comes to environmental issues. “It is essential that as a company we ensure consistency between our editorial coverage on the environment and operational practice,” commented Claire Buckley.
The Carbon Trust award is given to companies that are seen to be making an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint and can provide consistent evidence that they have done so. Previous winners of the award include O2, the HM Treasury, First Direct and Tesco.