How It Works

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MEASURE

REDUCE

OFFSET

LABEL

1. measure

2. Reduce

3. Offset

4. Label

We provide simple calculators and a step-by-step walkthrough of how to gather your measurements. We’re here to make this step easy for you.

Long-term reduction plans go hand-in-hand with immediate offsetting. Create an action plan with two or more reduction goals.

Carbon offsetting doesn't have to break the bank. Our standard for carbon credits balances high quality and affordability. If needed, we’ll help you buy them.

The Climate Neutral Certified badge empowers customers to choose brands that choose to pay for their carbon emissions.

We’ve simplified the process of Climate Neutral certification into 4 steps that work across companies of many shapes and sizes.

CHOOSE AN EXAMPLE COMPANY TO SEE HOW IT WORKS

sample company
Super G Outerwear
REVENUE
$65 M
EMPLOYEES
55 Full Time
product/business
Performance Winter Jackets
Climate Neutral Certified Jacket

1. Measure

Emissions are grouped in 3 categories called “scopes”. Count your emissions from each scope and add them together to estimate your company’s carbon footprint.

DIRECT EMISSIONS

SCOPE 1

SCOPE 2

indirect emissions

indirect emissions

+

SCOPE 3

+
Sources that are owned or controlled by your company.
Heating Oil For Corporate HQ
Gasoline For Delivery Vehicles
650 tCO2e
Purchased electricity, steam, heating & cooling for own use.
Electricity For Heating & Cooling
3,200 tCO2e
Indirect emissions occurring in the value chain associated with the production of a specific product. Top 3 sources include:
Purchased Cotton
Energy Used In Manufacturing
Energy Used For Shipping & Distribution
22,500 tCO2e
This is Super G Outerwear's carbon footprint. Climate Neutral makes it easy for companies to do this calculation.
26,350 tco2e
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+ How do you calculate my footprint?

Climate Neutral is developing a calculation tool that helps companies estimate their carbon footprint. We've based our approach on the widely accepted GHG Protocol accounting standard, and we include all of your emissions from manufacturing and production through finished product delivery. Our calculator, launching December 2019, will make it easier than ever to determine this footprint..

?

+ What exactly is tCO2e?

tCO2e stands for tonnes (t) of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (e). "Tonne" is a fancy way of writing metric ton, or 2,200 pounds. Carbon dioxide equivalent is the standard unit for counting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There are six main GHGs, so it's helpful to count them with a single unit.

?

+ Can we get certified using our own footprint data?

If you already have your own footprint data for an entire calendar year, and you or a consultant produced it based on GHG Protocol standards, and you're confident it meets our requirements for Scopes 1, 2, and 3, there's a good chance you're set. Let's talk.

2. Reduce

By measuring your emissions (Step 1), you’ll start to see where you can reduce them. Climate Neutral can link you to resources and expertise as your plan evolves. As a Climate Neutral company you’re part of a community of businesses who share good ideas.

4,992 tCO2e
(-4% Reduction)
Energy used at upstream manufacturing facility
3,441 tCO2e
(-7% Reduction)
Shipping
1,725 tCO2e
(-25% Reduction)
Energy used in company-owned factory
Emissions By Category (2019 Reduction Goal)
This is Super G Outerwear's reduction action plan.
2020 Reduction Plan
-208tco2e
-259tco2e
-575tco2e
Work with supplier to improve on-site energy efficiency measures
Reduce air freight shipments to once per quarter
Complete rooftop solar panel installation for company-owned assembly facility
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+ How do I create an action plan?

Create an action plan by filling out our Climate Neutral template found here. There are many ways companies can reduce their emissions, like installing smart thermostats, choosing cleaner forms of commuting, procuring renewable energy, reducing business travel, and more.  These plans can vary greatly depending on the type of company, cost of alternative technologies, stages of growth, and general market conditions. While reduction plans can be developed in-house, companies often hire third-party consultants for this work too. We’re happy to connect you with the right groups for this, just reach out to us and we’ll get the ball rolling.  As an added resource, Climate Neutral’s ever-growing platform will also allow companies with similarities in their business models to share their experiences and reduction strategies with one another.

?

+ Where do I submit the plan?

You’ll submit this plan as part of the certification process along with your other supporting documentation

3. Offset

Super G Outwear will offset their footprint by purchasing carbon credits. 1 credit negates 1 ton of carbon.
26,350 credits
26,350 tCO2e
Carbon Offsets
Carbon Emissions
What projects meet Climate Neutral’s standard for carbon credits?

Our standard recognizes carbon credits generated around the world from projects such as:

Restoring Degraded Forests
How do you ensure the credits work?

We rely on the oversight of  internationally- recognized “verifiers” who vouch for the quality of carbon credits. Learn more about our Research & Methodologies.

Capturing Biogas From Livestock
Capturing Methane Gas from Landfills
Carbon credits are surprisingly affordable and we take the uncertainty out of selecting them. (If you want, we’ll even buy them on your behalf.)
26,350 credits
x
$5.00 per credit
This is Super G Outerwear's cost to offset their footprint for one year.
$131,750
?

+ What is offsetting?

Offsetting occurs when the emissions that companies are unable to reduce in the near term are reduced somewhere else through the purchase of carbon credits. Each carbon credit represents the reduction or removal of 1 ton of CO2e. Credits can be generated through a variety of projects, ranging from reforestation initiatives that sequester CO2, to micro-grid solar projects which substitute fossil fuel-based energy production with reliable clean sources of energy.  Find out more about different types of offset projects here.

?

+ How do I offset my footprint?

Once you’ve measured your footprint in 2020, feel free to purchase the credits yourself. There are a number of brokers you can purchase credits from (see here for a list). We don’t have any requirements for which brokers to use, but the credits you buy must meet our eligibility criteria found here. Alternatively, we’ll be happy to purchase credits on your behalf that meet our standards. Just reach out to us here, and we’ll make sure you’re on the right track.

?

+ How much would this cost me?

For a ballpark estimate, you can take your annual revenue and multiply it by .4%.  This approach assumes a $5/tonne price of carbon and will give you a rough sense of what it will cost to purchase carbon credits equal to your total footprint. If you don’t make physical goods, then you can adjust down. Alternatively, you can assume you generate about a ton of CO2 for every thousand dollars in cost of goods sold.

4. Label

Show the world that you stand for immediate climate action. The Climate Neutral Certified badge empowers consumers to choose brands that choose to pay for their carbon pollution.

This is how Super G Outerwear might feature its badge. Climate Neutral provides guidelines for labeling to all certified brands.
Climate Neutral Certified Logo
On Product
Climate Neutral Certified Jacket
On Packaging
Climate Neutral Certified Package
In app
On Website
Climate Neutral Certified On Website
sample company
ACTVE Audio
REVENUE
$26 M
EMPLOYEES
75 Full Time
product/business
Wireless Headphones

1. Measure

Emissions are grouped in 3 categories called “scopes”. Count your emissions from each scope and add them together to estimate your company’s carbon footprint.

DIRECT EMISSIONS

SCOPE 1

SCOPE 2

indirect emissions

indirect emissions

+

SCOPE 3

+
Sources that are owned or controlled by your company.
Natural Gas For Heating Corporate HQ
Gasoline For Delivery Vehicles
325 tCO2e
Purchased electricity, steam, heating & cooling for own use.
Electricity Steam For Heating & Cooling
450 tCO2e
Indirect emissions occurring in the value chain associated with the production of a specific product. Top 3 sources include:
Purchased Plastic, Metals, Glass, & Other Raw Materials
Business Travel
Energy Used For Shipping & Distribution
5,200 tCO2e
This is ACTVE Audio's carbon footprint. Climate Neutral makes it easy for companies to do this calculation.
5,975 tco2e
?

+ How do you calculate my footprint?

Climate Neutral is developing a calculation tool that helps companies estimate their carbon footprint. We've based our approach on the widely accepted GHG Protocol accounting standard, and we include all of your emissions from manufacturing and production through finished product delivery. Our calculator, launching December 2019, will make it easier than ever to determine this footprint..

?

+ What exactly is tCO2e?

tCO2e stands for tonnes (t) of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (e). "Tonne" is a fancy way of writing metric ton, or 2,200 pounds. Carbon dioxide equivalent is the standard unit for counting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There are six main GHGs, so it's helpful to count them with a single unit.

?

+ Can we get certified using our own footprint data?

If you already have your own footprint data for an entire calendar year, and you or a consultant produced it based on GHG Protocol standards, and you're confident it meets our requirements for Scopes 1, 2, and 3, there's a good chance you're set. Let's talk.

2. Reduce

By measuring your emissions (Step 1), you’ll start to see where you can reduce them. Climate Neutral can link you to resources and expertise as your plan evolves. As a Climate Neutral company you’re part of a community of businesses who share good ideas.

2,720 tCO2e
(-15% Reduction)
Purchased Materials
1,496 tCO2e
(-12% Reduction)
Product Distribution
195 tCO2e
(-8% Reduction)
Business Travel
Emissions By Category (2019 Reduction Goal)
This is ACTVE Audio's reduction action plan.
2020 Reduction Plan
-480tco2e
-204tco2e
-30tco2e
Sourcing aluminum that is smelted using renewable energy
Improve fleet fuel efficiency by trading in low gas mileage vehicles for hybrid/electric models
Eliminate 2 business trips a year per sales team member
?

+ How do I create an action plan?

Create an action plan by filling out our Climate Neutral template found here. There are many ways companies can reduce their emissions, like installing smart thermostats, choosing cleaner forms of commuting, procuring renewable energy, reducing business travel, and more.  These plans can vary greatly depending on the type of company, cost of alternative technologies, stages of growth, and general market conditions. While reduction plans can be developed in-house, companies often hire third-party consultants for this work too. We’re happy to connect you with the right groups for this, just reach out to us here (hyperlink) and we’ll get the ball rolling.  As an added resource, Climate Neutral’s ever-growing platform will also allow companies with similarities in their business models to share their experiences and reduction strategies with one another.

?

+ Where do I submit the plan?

You’ll submit this plan as part of the certification process along with your other supporting documentation

3. Offset

ACTVE Audio will offset their footprint by purchasing carbon credits. 1 credit negates 1 ton of carbon.
5,975 credits
5,975 tCO2e
Carbon Offsets
Carbon Emissions
What projects meet Climate Neutral’s standard for carbon credits?

Our standard recognizes carbon credits generated around the world from projects such as:

Restoring Degraded Forests
How do you ensure the credits work?

We rely on the oversight of  internationally- recognized “verifiers” who vouch for the quality of carbon credits. Learn more about our Research & Methodologies.

Capturing Biogas From Livestock
Capturing Methane Gas from Landfills
Carbon credits are surprisingly affordable and we take the uncertainty out of selecting them. (If you want, we’ll even buy them on your behalf.)
5,975 credits
x
$5.00 per credit
This is ACTVE Audio's cost to offset their footprint for one year.
$29,875
?

+ What is offsetting?

Offsetting occurs when the emissions that companies are unable to reduce in the near term are reduced somewhere else through the purchase of carbon credits. Each carbon credit represents the reduction or removal of 1 ton of CO2e. Credits can be generated through a variety of projects, ranging from reforestation initiatives that sequester CO2, to micro-grid solar projects which substitute fossil fuel-based energy production with reliable clean sources of energy.  Find out more about different types of offset projects here.

?

+ How do I offset my footprint?

Once you’ve measured your footprint in 2020, feel free to purchase the credits yourself. There are a number of brokers you can purchase credits from (see here for a list). We don’t have any requirements for which brokers to use, but the credits you buy must meet our eligibility criteria found here. Alternatively, we’ll be happy to purchase credits on your behalf that meet our standards. Just reach out to us here, and we’ll make sure you’re on the right track.

?

+ How much would this cost me?

For a ballpark estimate, you can take your annual revenue and multiply it by .4%.  This approach assumes a $5/tonne price of carbon and will give you a rough sense of what it will cost to purchase carbon credits equal to your total footprint. If you don’t make physical goods, then you can adjust down. Alternatively, you can assume you generate about a ton of CO2 for every thousand dollars in cost of goods sold.

4. Label

Show the world that you stand for immediate climate action. The Climate Neutral Certified badge empowers consumers to choose brands that choose to pay for their carbon pollution.

This is how ACTVE Audio might feature its badge. Climate Neutral provides guidelines for labeling to all certified brands.
On Product
On Packaging
In app
On Website
sample company
Day2Day
REVENUE
$1.5 B
EMPLOYEES
1,300 Full Time
product/business
Project Management Software

1. Measure

Emissions are grouped in 3 categories called “scopes”. Count your emissions from each scope and add them together to estimate your company’s carbon footprint.

DIRECT EMISSIONS

SCOPE 1

SCOPE 2

indirect emissions

indirect emissions

+

SCOPE 3

+
Sources that are owned or controlled by your company.
Natural Gas For Branch Offices
1,350 tCO2e
Purchased electricity, steam, heating & cooling for own use.
Electricity For Data Centers & Offices
78,000 tCO2e
Indirect emissions occurring in the value chain associated with the production of a specific product. Top 3 sources include:
Emissions Embedded In IT Equipment
Business Travel
Waste
280,000 tCO2e
This is Day2Day's carbon footprint. Climate Neutral makes it easy for companies to do this calculation.
359,300 tco2e
?

+ How do you calculate my footprint?

Climate Neutral is developing a calculation tool that helps companies estimate their carbon footprint. We've based our approach on the widely accepted GHG Protocol accounting standard, and we include all of your emissions from manufacturing and production through finished product delivery. Our calculator, launching December 2019, will make it easier than ever to determine this footprint..

?

+ What exactly is tCO2e?

tCO2e stands for tonnes (t) of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (e). "Tonne" is a fancy way of writing metric ton, or 2,200 pounds. Carbon dioxide equivalent is the standard unit for counting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There are six main GHGs, so it's helpful to count them with a single unit.

?

+ Can we get certified using our own footprint data?

If you already have your own footprint data for an entire calendar year, and you or a consultant produced it based on GHG Protocol standards, and you're confident it meets our requirements for Scopes 1, 2, and 3, there's a good chance you're set. Let's talk.

2. Reduce

By measuring your emissions (Step 1), you’ll start to see where you can reduce them. Climate Neutral can link you to resources and expertise as your plan evolves. As a Climate Neutral company you’re part of a community of businesses who share good ideas.

43,610 tCO2e
(-30% Reduction)
Energy To Power Data Centers
12,690 tCO2e
(-6% Reduction)
Employee Commuting
3,906 tCO2e
(-7% Reduction)
Owned Vehicles
Emissions By Category (2019 Reduction Goal)
This is Day2Day's reduction action plan.
2020 Reduction Plan
-18ktco2e
-810tco2e
-294tco2e
Power purchase agreement to renewably power data centers
Implement a company-wide telecommuting strategy
Upgrade 10% of corporate fleet to electric car
?

+ How do I create an action plan?

Create an action plan by filling out our Climate Neutral template found here. There are many ways companies can reduce their emissions, like installing smart thermostats, choosing cleaner forms of commuting, procuring renewable energy, reducing business travel, and more.  These plans can vary greatly depending on the type of company, cost of alternative technologies, stages of growth, and general market conditions. While reduction plans can be developed in-house, companies often hire third-party consultants for this work too. We’re happy to connect you with the right groups for this, just reach out to us here (hyperlink) and we’ll get the ball rolling.  As an added resource, Climate Neutral’s ever-growing platform will also allow companies with similarities in their business models to share their experiences and reduction strategies with one another.

?

+ Where do I submit the plan?

You’ll submit this plan as part of the certification process along with your other supporting documentation

3. Offset

Day2Day will offset their footprint by purchasing carbon credits. 1 credit negates 1 ton of carbon.
359,300 credits
359,300 tCO2e
Carbon Offsets
Carbon Emissions
What projects meet Climate Neutral’s standard for carbon credits?

Our standard recognizes carbon credits generated around the world from projects such as:

Restoring Degraded Forests
How do you ensure the credits work?

We rely on the oversight of  internationally- recognized “verifiers” who vouch for the quality of carbon credits. Learn more about our Research & Methodologies.

Capturing Biogas From Livestock
Capturing Methane Gas from Landfills
Carbon credits are surprisingly affordable and we take the uncertainty out of selecting them. (If you want, we’ll even buy them on your behalf.)
359,300 credits
x
$5.00 per credit
This is Day2Day's cost to offset their footprint for one year.
$1.7 M
?

+ What is offsetting?

Offsetting occurs when the emissions that companies are unable to reduce in the near term are reduced somewhere else through the purchase of carbon credits. Each carbon credit represents the reduction or removal of 1 ton of CO2e. Credits can be generated through a variety of projects, ranging from reforestation initiatives that sequester CO2, to micro-grid solar projects which substitute fossil fuel-based energy production with reliable clean sources of energy.  Find out more about different types of offset projects here.

?

+ How do I offset my footprint?

Once you’ve measured your footprint in 2020, feel free to purchase the credits yourself. There are a number of brokers you can purchase credits from (see here for a list). We don’t have any requirements for which brokers to use, but the credits you buy must meet our eligibility criteria found here. Alternatively, we’ll be happy to purchase credits on your behalf that meet our standards. Just reach out to us here, and we’ll make sure you’re on the right track.

?

+ How much would this cost me?

For a ballpark estimate, you can take your annual revenue and multiply it by .4%.  This approach assumes a $5/tonne price of carbon and will give you a rough sense of what it will cost to purchase carbon credits equal to your total footprint. If you don’t make physical goods, then you can adjust down. Alternatively, you can assume you generate about a ton of CO2 for every thousand dollars in cost of goods sold.

4. Label

Show the world that you stand for immediate climate action. The Climate Neutral Certified badge empowers consumers to choose brands that choose to pay for their carbon pollution.

This is how Day2Day might feature its badge. Climate Neutral provides guidelines for labeling to all certified brands.
On Product
On Package
In App
On Website
sample company
Ridgeline Outdoors
REVENUE
$68 M
EMPLOYEES
45 Full Time, 98 Part Time
product/business
Outdoor Retailer With 18 Locations

1. Measure

Emissions are grouped in 3 categories called “scopes”. Count your emissions from each scope and add them together to estimate your company’s carbon footprint.

DIRECT EMISSIONS

SCOPE 1

SCOPE 2

indirect emissions

indirect emissions

+

SCOPE 3

+
Sources that are owned or controlled by your company.
Heating Oil For Corporate HQ
Gasoline For Delivery Vehicles
700 tCO2e
Purchased electricity, steam, heating & cooling for own use.
Electricity Steam For Heating & Cooling
4,200 tCO2e
Indirect emissions occurring in the value chain associated with the production of a specific product. Top 3 sources include:
Energy Used For Shipping & Distribution
Energy Used In Manufacturing
Commuting
20,200 tCO2e
This is Ridgeline Outdoors's carbon footprint. Climate Neutral makes it easy for companies to do this calculation.
25,100 tco2e
?

+ How do you calculate my footprint?

Climate Neutral is developing a calculation tool that helps companies estimate their carbon footprint. We've based our approach on the widely accepted GHG Protocol accounting standard, and we include all of your emissions from manufacturing and production through finished product delivery. Our calculator, launching December 2019, will make it easier than ever to determine this footprint..

?

+ What exactly is tCO2e?

tCO2e stands for tonnes (t) of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (e). "Tonne" is a fancy way of writing metric ton, or 2,200 pounds. Carbon dioxide equivalent is the standard unit for counting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There are six main GHGs, so it's helpful to count them with a single unit.

?

+ Can we get certified using our own footprint data?

If you already have your own footprint data for an entire calendar year, and you or a consultant produced it based on GHG Protocol standards, and you're confident it meets our requirements for Scopes 1, 2, and 3, there's a good chance you're set. Let's talk.

2. Reduce

By measuring your emissions (Step 1), you’ll start to see where you can reduce them. Climate Neutral can link you to resources and expertise as your plan evolves. As a Climate Neutral company you’re part of a community of businesses who share good ideas.

12,070 tCO2e
(-15% Reduction)
Purchased materials
1,056 tCO2e
(-12% Reduction)
Electricity Used For Heating Retail Locations
475 tCO2e
(-25% Reduction)
Employee Commuting
Emissions By Category (2019 Reduction Goal)
This is Ridgeline Outdoors's reduction action plan.
2020 Reduction Plan
-2.1ktco2e
-144tco2e
-125tco2e
Incorporate recycled polyester into products
Upgrade smart thermostats across all retail locations as well as HQ
Implement company-wide program to encourage carpooling by offering free parking incentives
?

+ How do I create an action plan?

Create an action plan by filling out our Climate Neutral template found here. There are many ways companies can reduce their emissions, like installing smart thermostats, choosing cleaner forms of commuting, procuring renewable energy, reducing business travel, and more.  These plans can vary greatly depending on the type of company, cost of alternative technologies, stages of growth, and general market conditions. While reduction plans can be developed in-house, companies often hire third-party consultants for this work too. We’re happy to connect you with the right groups for this, just reach out to us here (hyperlink) and we’ll get the ball rolling.  As an added resource, Climate Neutral’s ever-growing platform will also allow companies with similarities in their business models to share their experiences and reduction strategies with one another.

?

+ Where do I submit the plan?

You’ll submit this plan as part of the certification process along with your other supporting documentation

3. Offset

Ridgeline Outdoors will offset their footprint by purchasing carbon credits. 1 credit negates 1 ton of carbon.
25,100 credits
25,100 tCO2e
Carbon Offsets
Carbon Emissions
What projects meet Climate Neutral’s standard for carbon credits?

Our standard recognizes carbon credits generated around the world from projects such as:

Restoring Degraded Forests
How do you ensure the credits work?

We rely on the oversight of  internationally- recognized “verifiers” who vouch for the quality of carbon credits. Learn more about our Research & Methodologies.

Capturing Biogas From Livestock
Capturing Methane Gas from Landfills
Carbon credits are surprisingly affordable and we take the uncertainty out of selecting them. (If you want, we’ll even buy them on your behalf.)
25,100 credits
x
$5.00 per credit
This is Ridgeline Outdoors's cost to offset their footprint for one year.
$125,500
?

+ What is offsetting?

Offsetting occurs when the emissions that companies are unable to reduce in the near term are reduced somewhere else through the purchase of carbon credits. Each carbon credit represents the reduction or removal of 1 ton of CO2e. Credits can be generated through a variety of projects, ranging from reforestation initiatives that sequester CO2, to micro-grid solar projects which substitute fossil fuel-based energy production with reliable clean sources of energy.  Find out more about different types of offset projects here.

?

+ How do I offset my footprint?

Once you’ve measured your footprint in 2020, feel free to purchase the credits yourself. There are a number of brokers you can purchase credits from (see here for a list). We don’t have any requirements for which brokers to use, but the credits you buy must meet our eligibility criteria found here. Alternatively, we’ll be happy to purchase credits on your behalf that meet our standards. Just reach out to us here, and we’ll make sure you’re on the right track.

?

+ How much would this cost me?

For a ballpark estimate, you can take your annual revenue and multiply it by .4%.  This approach assumes a $5/tonne price of carbon and will give you a rough sense of what it will cost to purchase carbon credits equal to your total footprint. If you don’t make physical goods, then you can adjust down. Alternatively, you can assume you generate about a ton of CO2 for every thousand dollars in cost of goods sold.

4. Label

Show the world that you stand for immediate climate action. The Climate Neutral Certified badge empowers consumers to choose brands that choose to pay for their carbon pollution.

This is how Ridgeline Outdoors might feature its badge. Climate Neutral provides guidelines for labeling to all certified brands.
On Product
On Package
In App
On Website