Transitioning through Carbon Neutral while achieving net zero emissions should be the ultimate goal for all businesses, carbon neutrality serves as an important transition phase on this journey. It also provides a more accessible pathway to positive environmental action for businesses that may have only just begun to address their impact on the climate.
To become a carbon neutral business, your footprint only needs to include emissions classified as Scope 1 (from sources under your direct control, like fuel combustion from company vehicles) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy). All other indirect emissions that occur in your business’s supply chain will come under Scope 3. Including these emissions in your footprint is encouraged, but not mandatory.
After determining your carbon footprint, setting an internal emissions reduction target and enacting sustainability measures, you can begin to offset your unavoidable residual emissions through investment in our Carbon Balanced projects.
As a Carbon Balanced supporter, you’ll be protecting biodiverse carbon sinks in parts of the world where deforestation is a constant threat. Purchasing avoidance offsets will prevent forests from being cleared for cattle pasture, commercial monoculture plantations, and extractive industries like mining and logging.
As REDD+ projects, our Carbon Balanced offerings also enhance forest carbon stocks through afforestation (creating forests where there were none before) and reforestation (restoring cleared or degraded forests).