Printed Date: 12/08/2020

GLL Awarded Carbon Trust Standard for Sixth Consecutive Year


Charitable social enterprise and leisure operator GLL, has again been awarded certification to the Carbon Trust Standard, for its work on successfully measuring, managing and reducing its carbon emissions intensity.

The Carbon Trust Standard is globally recognised as an independent certification of an organisation’s progress in taking action on greenhouse gas emissions, demonstrating that the business has not only adopted good practice but has equally shown real achievements in managing and reducing its carbon emissions year-on-year.

GLL achieved an 11.3% per cent reduction in its carbon footprint measured against turnover for the compliance period ending December 2015, showing a continuous reduction in carbon intensity across the business.

Achieving certification and reducing its carbon footprint is the result of a number of positive steps GLL has taken to mitigate its environmental impact - this includes:

  • The implementation of smart metering on gas and electricity supplies
  • The introduction of pool covers, variable speed drives, high efficiency lighting and improved plant efficiency
  • A strong employee engagement and training strategy

  • Clear commitment to drive sustainability throughout its supply chain

Jeremy Gould, Energy and Environment Manager at GLL said, “We are delighted to have retained the Carbon Trust Standard in 2016 after first being certified to the Standard in 2010. This has been a particular achievement given the rate of expansion that GLL has seen in recent times and the incorporation of many new leisure facilities into the business; all of which then needed to be adapted and brought into line with our Carbon reduction policies.”