The Australian Government introduced the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) on 1 July 2010 to provide national consistency and consumer confidence in the voluntary carbon market. The standard serves two primary functions – it provides guidance on what is a genuine voluntary offset and sets minimum requirements for calculating, auditing and offsetting the carbon footprint of an organisation or product to achieve ‘carbon neutrality’.
Learn more: National Carbon Offset Standard website
Conformity with National Carbon Offset Standard's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 14065
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Last updated: 20 January 2012