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.
Â ISO 14001 accreditedÂ 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 couldnât be easier. By following the link on the http://www.chesstelecom.com home page, customers will be directed to Chessâ 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 Chessâ 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 companyâs carbon footprint.
Chess is part of HRH Prince Charlesâ 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 environmentalÂ stanceÂ to both customers and partners alike and encourage them to adopt Chessâ 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.
âI strongly believe that as a successful business it is our duty to be socially and environmentally responsible,â said Chessâ Chief Executive David Pollock. âSmall, easy changes to everyday business practices not only help the environment, but makes good business sense.â
âWe are delighted to be working with Chess on this ventureâ said Matthew Sullivan, Carbon Advice Groupâs CEO. âChess 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 credentialsâ he continued.
Chess Telecom is based in Alderley Edge, Cheshire employing over 100 people.Â Established in 1993 Chess offers a comprehensive communications product portfolio including mobile, fixed line and calls, BlackBerry, broadband and VoIP.Â Alongside organic development, Chess actively pursues growth by acquisition and has made 31 to date.
For the last three years, Chessâ 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 Telecomâs Chief Executive, David Pollock won Ernst & Youngâs Technology & Communications Entrepreneur of the Year.
Chessâ 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 Chessâ on-going commitment is part of the May Day network.
Chess has an excellent team dedicated to serving customersâ needs, holding accreditations as an Investor in People, ISO 9000 and the Billing and Metering Standard.Â 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 Chessâ culture to exceed customer expectations.Â Visit http://www.chesstelecom.com
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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 Groupâs chairman is Oliver Rothschild, and the companyâs board comprises a number of respected, successful individuals who all share the same concern for the environment. The companyâs 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.
For more information, visit: http://www.carbonadvicegroup.com