PAS 2060 - The Journey to Carbon Neutrality
14 December 2020
Watch this recorded webinar looking at the journey to Carbon Neutrality. It unpicks some of the terminology used and discusses how using a 3rd Party validated declaration will help break through the fog of empty environmental claims.
In many marketplaces, carbon neutrality is becoming an important attribute for consumers wishing to choose more sustainable products and services. There are many organisations and products that are now claiming to be ‘carbon neutral’ - but how can we be sure that those claims are independently verified?
Whilst companies can calculate their footprints, purchase credits and claim carbon neutrality, the PAS 2060 standard provides an internationally recognised framework for accuracy and certification. This is seen as becoming increasingly key as companies and governments move towards a net zero world by 2050.
PAS 2060 therefore helps organizations demonstrate the carbon neutrality of a specific product, entity or activity. It underpins reliable, credible claims that the subject of such a claim can indeed be considered carbon neutral.
The main benefits of the standard are:
- It is the only internationally recognised certification for organisational carbon neutrality.
- It guides companies to quantify their carbon footprint and supports subsequent reduction of emissions with a 12-month review.
- The inclusion of offsetting using certified credits encourages the support of climate finance projects that add social and environmental value.
- It enables companies to demonstrate a voluntary and ambitious commitment to climate action.