Carbon neutral certification
Are you looking to demonstrate and certify the sustainability credentials of your product or service, and attract conscious consumers? Grain can help you gain the only internationally-recognised carbon-neutral certification, PAS 2060.
So what are Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions?
The term carbon neutrality means that the emissions from the creation of a product or service have been compensated for, usually by purchasing carbon offsets. This may involve planting trees to absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, or an investment in a carbon-reducing activity or technology. Unlike net zero, carbon neutrality may only cover scopes 1 and 2 emissions. This means if a business offsets its scope 1 emissions (or has none) and uses 100% renewable energy (covering scope 2), then they are considered to be operationally carbon neutral.
At Grain, we recommend working out your full carbon footprint so you are aware of and can be accountable for all greenhouse gas emissions associated with your activities, including scope 3. We will help you set achievable emissions reduction targets as a first priority, meaning only inevitable emissions are offset.
We encourage using credible offset programmes such as Gold Standard, which is founded by NGOs and ensures projects adhere to the highest levels of environmental integrity and deliver sustainable development opportunities. Furthermore, each Gold Standard project is aligned with specific SDGs.
PAS 2060 is an internationally-recognised standard of carbon neutrality produced by the British Standards Institute. It must cover scopes 1 and 2 as well as any scope 3 emissions that account for more than 1% of an organisation’s total footprint. A Carbon Management Plan must be worked out and high-quality, certified carbon credits may be used for offsetting at the end of the reduction period.
The certification enables you to gain a competitive edge and demonstrate your sustainability credentials, and verification to this standard will substantiate claims you make that your business is carbon neutral. Grain can help you through the PAS 2060 process to accurately assess and reduce your emissions, purchase quality carbon credits, and verify your statement of carbon neutrality.
For help with carbon neutral certifications and PAS 2060, get in touch on +44 20 8187 7040, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or book in a chat.