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CarbonNeutral

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CarbonNeutral® is the registered trademark of The CarbonNeutral Company and is a global standard to certify that businesses have measured and reduced their CO2 emissions to net zero for their company, products, operations or services.

Permission to display the CarbonNeutral mark is only given to clients whose carbon reduction programme is implemented in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.

The Protocol enables The CarbonNeutral Company to act as a third party verifier to ensure that the claims of carbon neutrality are credible and grant use of carbon neutral certification. The Protocol assures quality of offset projects, carbon footprint assessments and communication and is regularly reviewed by an Independent Advisory Group. The company’s ‘audit trail’ includes an annual independent verification of CarbonNeutral programmes – from contracts with carbon offset partners through to contracts with clients and everything in between.

Learn more: CarbonNeutral websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with CarbonNeutral's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

The CarbonNeutral Company

Member of

Other

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.

Member of: ICROA CERES All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG) International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA)


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  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1998

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Carbon Carbon offsets


Where this ecolabel is found
United States South Africa



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Last updated: 26 May 2016