Chess Launches Carbon Offsetting Product

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 02, 2009 -- Business to Business telecoms provider Chess Telecom has joined forces with Carbon Advice Group Plc to launch a Carbon Offsetting service which will drive their environmental message through customer and supplier channels.

 ISO 14001 accredited Chess, recently shortlisted for two Green awards in addition to winning the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Green Award in October 2008, is going even further with their efforts by giving customers the chance to calculate and offset the Carbon they are responsible for releasing into the atmosphere.

Calculating and offsetting carbon emissions couldn’t be easier. By following the link on the home page, customers will be directed to Chess’ Carbon Offsetting website. Customers use the calculator to see how much carbon they are responsible for and then can choose where they would like to offset their carbon footprint from a range of high quality, internationally verified carbon offsetting projects.

One feature that makes Chess’ Offsetting product stand out from the rest is that the scheme allows the carbon credits purchased to be split amongst employees so they themselves can chose which projects will be used to offset their company’s carbon footprint.

Chess is part of HRH Prince Charles’ May Day Network, and in 2008 the focus of the May Day Summit was on reducing Carbon emissions. By launching this new Carbon Offsetting product, Chess want to make a statement about their strong environmental stance to both customers and partners alike and encourage them to adopt Chess’ attitude and make their own positive contribution.

The product also gives people the chance to set up their own Carbon Offsetting website to resell on to their customers. The more people that offset their carbon the stronger the positive impact is on the world around us.

“I strongly believe that as a successful business it is our duty to be socially and environmentally responsible,” said Chess’ Chief Executive David Pollock. “Small, easy changes to everyday business practices not only help the environment, but makes good business sense.”

“We are delighted to be working with Chess on this venture” said Matthew Sullivan, Carbon Advice Group’s CEO. “Chess have chosen to make a clear, positive statement about how they intend to respond to their environmental obligations and are actively engaging their customers, suppliers, stakeholders and staff in their climate change policy. We believe Chess represent a new breed of organisations who recognise the value and importance of solid environmental credentials” he continued.

About Chess 

Chess Telecom is based in Alderley Edge, Cheshire employing over 100 people.  Established in 1993 Chess offers a comprehensive communications product portfolio including mobile, fixed line and calls, BlackBerry, broadband and VoIP.  Alongside organic development, Chess actively pursues growth by acquisition and has made 31 to date.

For the last three years, Chess’ growth has been recognised by its inclusion in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, ranking 32nd fastest growing UK Technology Company in 2008. Chess has also won various business and industry awards including National Business Awards and the Federation of Communications Services Service Provider of the Year. Chess Telecom’s Chief Executive, David Pollock won Ernst & Young’s Technology & Communications Entrepreneur of the Year.

Chess’ dedication to reducing the negative impact on the environment has lead to Chess being awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Green award. And as part of Chess’ on-going commitment is part of the May Day network.

Chess has an excellent team dedicated to serving customers’ needs, holding accreditations as an Investor in People, ISO 9000 and the Billing and Metering Standard.  Chess takes pride in the reputation it has established over the years serving the business community, built on the fundamental principles of honesty, integrity and reliability. Chess are proud to be the first UK telecoms company to be awarded with a Customer First award. It is Chess’ culture to exceed customer expectations.  Visit

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About Carbon Advice Group Plc

Carbon Advice Group Plc is an international venture that provides web based technologies to enable individuals and businesses to leverage their brands and create their own carbon calculating and offsetting websites. Each partner site provides easy-to-use carbon footprint calculations and a method to purchase carbon offsets so that their customers, clients, suppliers and staff can go online, find out their carbon footprint and purchase an equivalent amount of carbon offsets.

Every person and business leaves a carbon footprint, most notably through travel and energy consumption. Each branded partner website enables its audience to take responsible action to calculate, reduce and offset the unavoidable emissions of their everyday actions. The Carbon Advice Group partner programme lets people take the carbon reduction and offset message to their personal community/network/business and take a lead role in spreading that awareness.

Carbon Advice Group’s chairman is Oliver Rothschild, and the company’s board comprises a number of respected, successful individuals who all share the same concern for the environment. The company’s ethos is to provide innovative solutions available cross borders to encourage individuals and businesses to become actively involved in the fight to address climate change. Our organisation seeks to act as transparently as possible and to provide a world class service, working with companies that are acknowledged leaders in their field.

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About Carbon Advice Group

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Press Release Submitted On: May 02, 2009 at 2:08 am
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