Carbon neutral certification – everything you need to know

Carbon neutral certification is a key milestone in helping businesses become sustainable, inclusive and transparent.

29th November 2022
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What’s carbon neutral? 

Companies, processes and products become carbon neutral when they calculate their carbon emissions and compensate for what they have produced via carbon offsetting projects.  

Building on internationally recognised standards, carbon neutral certification demonstrates an organisation’s sustainability commitments.  

 

What does THG certification mean?  

To uphold the integrity of the THG Eco Carbon Neutral Certification, organisations are measured against robust criteria, with various requirements to achieve a one, two or three-star status.  
 
Measuring carbon emissions, setting and implementing reduction targets, and offsetting your carbon footprint form the standards for achieving the certification.  

 

What are the criteria of scope 1, 2 and 3? 

  • Scope One: Direct emissions from a company that are owned or can be controlled e.g., company facilities and vehicles, etc.   
  • Scope Two: Indirect emissions created during the production of energy purchased and used by the company e.g., electricity, heat, cooling, steam, etc.   
  • Scope Three: Indirect emissions that are not controlled by a company that occur in the value chain e.g., upstream activities: purchased goods and services, capital goods, fuel and energy related activities, transportation and distribution, waste, business travel, employee computing, leased assets, and downstream activities: transportation and distribution, processing of sold products, use of sold products, end-of-life treatment of sold products, leased assets, franchises and investments, etc.  

 

What projects have you supported?   

What’s Possible Group are supporting the GS1247 VPA 28 Improved Kitchen regimes: Improved stove in Zoba Anseba, Eritrea, East Africa project, involving the distribution of fuel-efficient cook stoves to households within the Anseba district.  

With biomass accounting for 90% of the Anseba District’s domestic fuel consumption, addresses deforestation and biodiversity loss, soil erosion, CO2 emissions, indoor pollution, and associated health issues.