Internal Carbon Trading


WSP Environment & Energy (Reston Va.) for the development of its "PACT" program, a voluntary personal carbon tracking program for the company's staff. PACT tracks and manages employees' personal carbon impacts outside of work. Participants are given a yearly carbon emission allowance and the use of on-line tools to track their activities. They provide quarterly submissions with results of their home energy usage, personal travel and work commute, and at the end of the year they receive a financial bonus if their emissions fall below the threshold. Those who exceed their allowance pay into the program up to a set limit, with all "fines" donated to a nominated charity. About 80 members of the WSP staff signed up for the voluntary trial program, and WSP says that feedback has been so positive that the program is now being rolled out to all of its global staff.