SmartestEnergy has launched the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity product with independent certification from the Carbon Trust.

As growing numbers of businesses sign up to initiatives like RE100 and commit to switching to renewable power, SmartestEnergy’s product gives customers confidence that they can report zero carbon emissions for their purchased electricity supply as part of their corporate carbon footprint.

While many suppliers offer renewable electricity, SmartestEnergy’s product is the only one that comes with third-party certification of the carbon emissions of the electricity supplied, as well as assurance of their processes for allocating renewable energy origin certificates.

SmartestEnergy’s renewable energy electricity products comply with the global Greenhouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 Guidance that was published in January 2015, enabling businesses to report on the emissions from their purchased electricity in accordance with a strict set of criteria.

Strict audit standards

Robert Groves, Chief Executive at SmartestEnergy, said: “With so many businesses making public commitments about carbon reduction, we are proud to offer the most transparent renewable electricity supply in the UK market.

“We have worked closely with the Carbon Trust to ensure it will meet the strict audit standards that can help businesses to demonstrate their low carbon credentials.”

Hugh Jones, Managing Director, Advisory at the Carbon Trust, added: “A number of the companies we advise are committing to science-based carbon reduction targets and joining initiatives such as the RE100, so it’s crucial for them to be confident in the provenance of the electricity they are being supplied with.”

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