Our guarantee of quality
Carbon credits and offsets
Our portfolio managers conduct their own due diligence to ensure that all carbon credit and offset projects we include can address the root cause of climate change and contribute to sustainable development.
We only select projects that help drive the transition to sustainable use of energy and natural resources, such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and land-use projects.
Projects are selected that demonstrate that they have not caused any significant negative social or environmental impacts, and that have broader sustainable development benefits over and above the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
Carbon credit and offset standards
Projects can vary in quality and outcomes so having access to projects that live up to their promises is important to our clients and us. We supply Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) issued under various standards including:
- Verified Carbon Standard
- Gold Standard
Both standards are endorsed by the International Carbon Reduction Offset Alliance (ICROA), which is a global non-profit industry body promoting best practice in voluntary carbon management and offsetting. ICROA are also the only voluntary carbon offset standards currently compliant with the Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).
Climate Friendly maintains an internal accounting process to ensure that all sales are accurately recorded and the associated offset credits are retired according to Climate Friendly's carbon credit accounting and reporting policy.
We undergo regular 3rd party audits to provide independent confirmation to our clients that we have adhered to all of our internal policies and external obligations (ICROA, Government), and that our quality assurance claims are fully justified. Our latest report is 2014 Certificate of Quality Assurance for Carbon Management and Offset Services (ICROA).
Projects improve lives
Our projects are not only about emission reductions, they deliver both positive environmental and socio-economic impact.
Want to make your contribution unique? Our range of high charismatic projects can help you go beyond carbon and provide additional funds for specific local needs, such as scholarship programs, access to water...
See our Projects