Want to dig a little deeper into our process? This is the place for you.
Calculate your brand's Scope 1-3 (up to 3.9) carbon emissions for the previous year. Your carbon footprinting methodology depends on the size of your company.
COMPANIES WITH ANNUAL REVENUE ABOVE $100M:
Hire an external firm to conduct a comprehensive carbon footprinting analysis using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol standards developed by World Resources Institute (WRI). Or do it yourself and have an external firm review it.
COMPANIES WITH ANNUAL REVENUE BELOW $100M:
There are two options:
VERIFY YOUR FOOTPRINT WITH CLIMATE NEUTRAL
Once you’ve conducted your carbon footprint analysis, submit your final calculation to us, and we’ll review it.
If conducting in-house analysis, you'll submit:
If hiring an external firm, you’ll submit:
Create an action plan that shows you are committed to finding ways to reduce your emissions. We'll want to see at least two measures on your plan per year. Report them using our reduction reporting template.
Examples of reduction opportunities include: improve heating/cooling efficiency, reduce business travel, improve waste management, increase renewable energy use, and reduce emissions from your supply chain.
This is a qualitative certification requirement. We are looking to see progress against your plan and new steps added annually.
PURCHASE VERIFIED CARBON CREDITS AND SUBMIT PROOF TO US
Purchase and submit proof of (certificate or receipt) carbon credits for an amount equal-to or more-than your total emissions calculated in step 1. Credits must meet the following criteria:
Verified by one of the following bodies:
We allow carbon credits from all project types except:
To create a strong well-rounded portfolio that meet the diverse goals of our certified companies, we have also established guidelines around project types.
Here’s how we break it down:
You can purchase credits from a wide variety of brokers and retailers. We can provide you with a list of brokers on request.
PLACE THE CLIMATE NEUTRAL LABEL ON YOUR PRODUCTS
Following the successful completion of steps 1, 2 and 3, the Climate Neutral team will contact you to confirm your certification and provide a communications kit to promote your certification.
To maintain Climate Neutral Certified status, you must complete steps 1, 2, and 3 on an annual basis.