Companies and supply chains are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that they are taking the issue of climate change seriously
Carbon offsetting has a role to play in both carbon footprint neutralisation activities, where carbon credits equalling a company’s carbon footprint are bought and cancelled, and mandatory compliance markets such as the EU ETS, CNETS and California’s cap and trade system, where cheaper carbon offsets can be used in place of the official compliance carbon credits. There is a bewildering array of carbon offset projects and carbon credit standards. Companies sometimes find it difficult to decide what carbon offsets to buy. So much so that companies can be put-off from carbon offset trading or using CERs for compliance for fear of buying the ‘wrong’ kind of carbon credit, for example one with poor environmental credentials.
We work with customers on carbon offsetting and footprinting in three core areas:
Carbon offsets that meet widely adopted standards i.e. that are real, measurable, permanent, additional, independently verified and unique) including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, page 63, the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) technical specifications, page 7 and the private Carbon Neutral Protocol, page 37, can be sourced. We help companies understand what the minimum carbon offset standards are and we price (on a no obligation basis), source and irrevocably cancel, carbon offsets suited to their needs. See the section on becoming carbon neutral for more details on the process, certification and branding.