The Framework About
Climate

Carbon Offsetting

This business is funding external projects that sequester greenhouse gas emissions to compensate for its own emissions. Greenhouse gases from human activities are the most significant driver of climate change.

Sustainable Development Goals
Climate action
Proof Point Level
Product Business

Criteria

  • Scope 1 & 2 emissions at a business level must be measured
  • Offsets must come from a reputable source (e.g. Gold Standard)
  • Only carbon removal projects will be accepted
  • Offsets must remove or sequester an amount of carbon that is equal to or greater than total Scope 1 and 2 emissions
  • Offsets must have been made in the last 12 months

Publication Requirements

  • Specify the project(s) used to offset emissions, including their name(s) and location(s)
  • Provide a calculation of total Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions

Accepted Evidence

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

  • Proof of purchase of offsets with the name and location of the offset project, and the methodology or calculation

Accepted Verifiers

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Offsetting partner
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