DECEMBER 6, 2018 —The Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. have agreed to develop a commercial partnership offering climate change and sustainability services. The partnership will initially explore opportunities to deliver advice and consulting projects for businesses in Japan and selected markets across Asia.
As a result of the collaboration, companies in the region will be able to get technical advice and support on such matters as setting ambitious climate change targets, accurately reporting on environmental impacts, and developing strategies for achieving reductions. They will also be able to access independent environmental assurance and certification services meeing internationally recognized standards.
Japan's Ministry of the Environment has encouraged businesses to show leadership on climate change issues and has explicitly recommended, among other things, that large companies look into setting science-based targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Business Services at Carbon Trust Advisory Ltd., said: "We are delighted to be partnering with ClassNK Consulting Service to help corporates in Japan to make business sense of climate change. We look forward to bringing our 18 years of experience around the world to support companies in finding the economic and environmental value in improved efficiency, implementing sustainable innovations, and credibly demonstrating their achievements to investors and customers.
Daikichi Nomura, President at ClassNK Consulting Service,said: "ClassNK Consulting Service has been at the forefront of helping a variety of businesses to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We are excited to work with one of the most internationally-respected organizations on climate change and sustainability, the Carbon Trust, so that we can extend our services even further and help corporates across Japan and Asia more widely to take action on one of the most significant issues facing the world today."