Carbon Neutrality

What is Carbon Neutrality?


Carbon neutrality is achieved when greenhouse gas emissions (emissions) from a particular activity, process or for an entire organisation have been reduced to zero. For business this can be done by reducing emissions as much a possible through improvements in energy efficiency, changes to operations and procurement strategies, and then using carbon credits to compensate for any remaining emissions. This process results in net-zero emissions or carbon neutrality.

Carbon Neutrality is the reduction of emissions and use of carbon credits to compensate for the remaining emissions that cannot be avoided. This results in a net-zero emissions profile, or carbon neutrality

 

What is Carbon Neutrality?


Carbon neutrality is achieved when greenhouse gas emissions (emissions) from a particular activity, process or for an entire organisation have been reduced to zero. For business this can be done by reducing emissions as much a possible through improvements in energy efficiency, changes to operations and procurement strategies, and then using carbon credits to compensate for any remaining emissions. This process results in net-zero emissions or carbon neutrality.

Carbon Neutrality is the reduction of emissions and use of carbon credits to compensate for the remaining emissions that cannot be avoided. This results in a net-zero emissions profile, or carbon neutrality

Fact sheet: Benefits of Going Carbon Neutral
Australian Government National Carbon Offset Standard

What is Carbon Neutrality?


  • Carbon neutrality is achieved when greenhouse gas emissions (emissions) from a particular activity, process or for an entire organisation have been reduced to zero.

    For business this can be done by reducing emissions as much a possible through improvements in energy efficiency, changes to operations and procurement strategies, and then using carbon credits to compensate for any remaining emissions.

    This process results in net-zero emissions or carbon neutrality.


  • Fact sheet: Benefits of Going Carbon Neutral
    Australian Government National Carbon Offset Standard

Carbon Neutrality is the reduction of emissions and use of carbon credits to compensate for the remaining emissions that cannot be avoided. This results in a net-zero emissions profile, or carbon neutrality

What is Carbon Neutrality?


Carbon neutrality is achieved when greenhouse gas emissions (emissions) from a particular activity, process or for an entire organisation have been reduced to zero.

For business this can be done by reducing emissions as much a possible through improvements in energy efficiency, changes to operations and procurement strategies, and then using carbon credits to compensate for any remaining emissions.

This process results in net-zero emissions or carbon neutrality.

Carbon Neutrality is the reduction of emissions and use of carbon credits to compensate for the remaining emissions that cannot be avoided. This results in a net-zero emissions profile, or carbon neutrality



Fact sheet: Benefits of Going Carbon Neutral
Australian Government National Carbon Offset Standard

How can my business become carbon neutral?


The first step towards becoming carbon neutral is understanding what your organisation’s carbon footprint is, and where the individual sources of emissions are. Defining the individual sources of emissions within an activity, process or organisation, and then measuring the total emissions can give you an emissions profile or carbon account.

The Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard sets requirements for carbon accounting, reporting, and auditing and offsetting. It is based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and provides guidance on how to ensure that the carbon account has been calculated correctly and can be upheld as adhering to international best practice and integrity. The Standard also sets integrity criteria for the carbon credits that can be used to make a carbon neutral claim. This is to ensure that credits used represent genuine and credible emissions reductions.

Organisations will often work with a carbon consultant to support the measurement, verification, auditing and credit purchasing activities undertaken in the carbon neutrality or certification process. You can view a comprehensive list of carbon consultants in the Market Directory here, as well as view those companies that have been certified carbon neutral against the Standard here.

Carbon Neutrality featurette owned and produced by Acciona

How can my business reduce its emissions?


Developing an emissions profile can help organisations to identify opportunities to reduce emissions, as well as help prioritise strategies for further efficiency gains and financial savings. Once emissions have been reduced as much as possible, carbon credits can be used to compensate for any remaining, unavoidable emissions. Click here to find out how the whole carbon offsetting process works.

There are many carbon market professionals with expertise in developing emissions profiles as well as emissions reductions strategies. You can find an extensive list of carbon market service providers here.

How can my business become carbon neutral?


The first step towards becoming carbon neutral is understanding what your organisation’s carbon footprint is, and where the individual sources of emissions are. Defining the individual sources of emissions within an activity, process or organisation, and then measuring the total emissions can give you an emissions profile or carbon account.

The Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard sets requirements for carbon accounting, reporting, and auditing and offsetting. It is based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and provides guidance on how to ensure that the carbon account has been calculated correctly and can be upheld as adhering to international best practice and integrity. The Standard also sets integrity criteria for the carbon credits that can be used to make a carbon neutral claim. This is to ensure that credits used represent genuine and credible emissions reductions.

Carbon Neutrality featurette owned and produced by Acciona

Organisations will often work with a carbon consultant to support the measurement, verification, auditing and credit purchasing activities undertaken in the carbon neutrality or certification process. You can view a comprehensive list of carbon consultants in the Market Directory here.


How can my business reduce its emissions?

Developing an emissions profile can help organisations to identify opportunities to reduce emissions, as well as help prioritise strategies for further efficiency gains and financial savings. Once emissions have been reduced as much as possible, carbon credits can be used to compensate for any remaining, unavoidable emissions. Click here to find out how the whole carbon offsetting process works.

There are many carbon market professionals with expertise in developing emissions profiles as well as emissions reductions strategies. You can find an extensive list of carbon market service providers here.

How can my business become carbon neutral?


The first step towards becoming carbon neutral is understanding what your organisation’s carbon footprint is, and where the individual sources of emissions are. Defining the individual sources of emissions within an activity, process or organisation, and then measuring the total emissions can give you an emissions profile or carbon account.

The Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard sets requirements for carbon accounting, reporting, and auditing and offsetting. It is based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and provides guidance on how to ensure that the carbon account has been calculated correctly and can be upheld as adhering to international best practice and integrity.

Carbon Neutrality featurette owned and produced by Acciona

The Standard also sets integrity criteria for the carbon credits that can be used to make a carbon neutral claim. This is to ensure that credits used represent genuine and credible emissions reductions. Organisations will often work with a carbon consultant to support the measurement, verification, auditing and credit purchasing activities undertaken in the carbon neutrality or certification process. You can view a comprehensive list of carbon consultants in the Market Directory here.


How can my business reduce its emissions?

Developing an emissions profile can help organisations to identify opportunities to reduce emissions, as well as help prioritise strategies for further efficiency gains and financial savings. Once emissions have been reduced as much as possible, carbon credits can be used to compensate for any remaining, unavoidable emissions. Click here to find out how the whole carbon offsetting process works.

There are many carbon market professionals with expertise in developing emissions profiles as well as emissions reductions strategies. You can find an extensive list of carbon market service providers here.

How can my business become carbon neutral?


The first step towards becoming carbon neutral is understanding what your organisation’s carbon footprint is, and where the individual sources of emissions are. Defining the individual sources of emissions within an activity, process or organisation, and then measuring the total emissions can give you an emissions profile or carbon account.

The Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard sets requirements for carbon accounting, reporting, and auditing and offsetting. It is based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and provides guidance on how to ensure that the carbon account has been calculated correctly and can be upheld as adhering to international best practice and integrity.The Standard also sets integrity criteria for the carbon credits that can be used to make a carbon neutral claim. This is to ensure that credits used represent genuine and credible emissions reductions.

Organisations will often work with a carbon consultant to support the measurement, verification, auditing and credit purchasing activities undertaken in the carbon neutrality or certification process. You can view a comprehensive list of carbon consultants in the Market Directory here.


How can my business reduce its emissions?

Developing an emissions profile can help organisations to identify opportunities to reduce emissions, as well as help prioritise strategies for further efficiency gains and financial savings. Once emissions have been reduced as much as possible, carbon credits can be used to compensate for any remaining, unavoidable emissions. Click here to find out how the whole carbon offsetting process works.

There are many carbon market professionals with expertise in developing emissions profiles as well as emissions reductions strategies. You can find an extensive list of carbon market service providers here.

Carbon Neutrality featurette owned and produced by Acciona