Carbon Neutral Certified

Validates a company's efforts to measure, reduce and offset its carbon emissions, contributing to environmental sustainability.

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Carbon Neutral Certified






The Carbon Neutral Protocol is a comprehensive program that helps organizations reduce their carbon footprint to zero. This is achieved through in-house efficiency measures and supporting external emission reduction projects. The protocol is versatile, applicable to entire companies or specific products and services. It also considers cradle-to-grave emissions for product certification, making it one of the few certifications that evaluate the entire supply chain.

Key Features

  • Applicable to a wide range of entities and covers corporate value chains and product-type certifications.

  • Includes direct emissions from the company (Scope 1), indirect emissions from electricity use (Scope 2), and other indirect emissions from sources like suppliers (Scope 3).

  • Allows for the offsetting of unabated emissions through the purchase and retirement of qualifying environmental instruments like carbon credits.


The assessment process involves the client, the CarbonNeutral certifier, and a qualified independent third-party to ensure accuracy and reliability. The protocol also recommends using Science-Based Targets for setting internal reduction goals.

Duration and Renewal

Each CarbonNeutral certification is valid for one year. Organizations are encouraged to renew annually and to apply any revisions made to the protocol during that year. The renewal process involves a re-assessment of the company's or product's carbon footprint.

Impact and Significance

Achieving CarbonNeutral certification signifies a commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing the organization's sustainability credentials. It offers a comprehensive approach to reducing emissions across various scopes, including partnerships with suppliers and redesigning products for lower emissions.