High Quality Green Solutions
Climate Friendly maintains the highest standards of quality, integrity and transparency across all of its carbon management activities. This enables us to provide our clients with full confidence that their actions have made a real and positive contribution to the fight against climate change and the transition to a more sustainable future.
We supply only the highest quality carbon offset credits and renewable energy certificates, accredited under the most stringent international standards. We apply rigorous selection criteria and conduct thorough due diligence on all new projects in our portfolio. We manage and retire credits on behalf of our clients on robust independent registry systems, and provide full access to project documentation on our website. We follow international best-practice in all of our carbon management services, and undergo independent audits of our core activities.
Climate Friendly is a founding member of the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance ( ICROA), which defines best practice globally for carbon offset and management services, and provides guidance and oversight over its members’ activities. In June 2011 ICROA was incorporated into the International Emissions Trading Association ( IETA).
Climate Friendly is consistently ranked highly in independent surveys of carbon offset retailers, e.g.
Carbon Offset Credits
Climate Friendly currently supplies Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) issued under the following standards, which can be used to offset all types of greenhouse gas emissions (electricity, gas, travel, waste, etc):
- Verified Carbon Standard
- Gold Standard
These standards ensure that the projects are real, are ‘additional’ to business-as-usual (would not have happened in the absence of carbon finance) and have not created negative social or environmental impacts. They also ensure that the emissions reductions have been accurately quantified, are permanent and have been associated with unique traceable credits.
Both of these standards are endorsed by ICROA, and they are also the only voluntary carbon offset standards currently compliant with the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).