Carbon Literacy reaches 1,000-milestone

Over 1,000 people from 100 businesses from across the automotive industry have now achieved Carbon Literate status.

They were trained by the Automotive Carbon Literacy Toolkit, which was funded and developed in partnership between Auto Trader and the Carbon Literacy Project.

The Toolkit, which was launched at COP26 in November 2021, marked the first of its kind for the automotive industry and was carefully designed in close collaboration with a number of leading automotive retailers and manufacturers, including Lookers, Nissan, Marshall Motor Group, Motorpoint and Available Car.

It is designed to support in-house Carbon Literacy training, which is typically delivered during a one-day seminar and can be conducted virtually or face-to-face. The Toolkit contains all of the tools and materials an organisation requires to educate and accredit its employees in Carbon Literacy, including tailored training content, a trainer guide, detailed resources, and dedicated support from a member of the Carbon Literacy Project team which makes it accessible to everybody with good facilitation skills not just experienced training professionals.

The course covers a broad range of climate change related topics centred around the automotive industry. The objective is to create greater awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities, and to inspire people to reduce their emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.