The following links are related to sustainability and may provide useful information:
www.carbontrust.co.uk - The Carbon Trust was set up by Government in 2001 as an independent company. Their mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies. Among other services, the Carbon Trust provide advice and help organisations save and manage/reduce their carbon
www.groundwork.org.uk - Groundwork, a registered charity, supports communities in need, working with partners to help improve the quality of people’s lives, their prospects and potential and the places where they live, work and play. Their vision is of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.
http://www.carbon-label.com - Recently released by the Carbon Trust, this link allows businesses to determine the carbon footprint of their goods and services using a new standard launched by BSI British Standards, the Carbon Trust and DEFRA. The standard – called PAS 2050 – is a consistent way of counting the greenhouse gas emissions embedded in goods and services throughout their entire life cycle – from sourcing raw materials, through to manufacture, distribution, use and disposal.
http://www.wrap.org.uk/ - WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) helps individuals, businesses and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change. Envirowise, now part of WRAP, delivers free, independent advice to UK businesses. This assistance enables companies to increase profitability and reduce environmental impact.
ACA Forms Sustainability Workgroup for the Coatings Industry see more information here.