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Carbon neutral certification: Everything you need to know

Carbon neutral certification

Nowadays, many companies and organizations are looking to get climate neutral certified. Did you know that it is possible (and pretty easy) to obtain a carbon neutral certification in Canada?

Here you will find out what the carbon neutral certification is, who it is for, the benefits of being certified and what you need to do to obtain the carbon neutral accreditation.

What is the carbon neutral certification?

A carbon neutral certification is an official proof that you have offset your greenhouse gas emissions.

At Carbon Neutrality, the process of certification begins with an assessment of your carbon footprint. Then, depending on your level of commitment, we will plant the number of trees required to compensate for your carbon emissions and you will become climate neutral certified.

There are three levels of carbon neutral certification for businesses and organizations.

Level 1 – Commitment (Bronze): You have had your carbon footprint assessed and offset for your emissions caused by your use of electronic devices, transportation and your use of fossil fuels.

Level 2 – Upgrading (Silver): You have had your carbon footprint assessed and offset for your emissions caused by your use of electronic devices, transportation and your use of fossil fuels. In addition, you compensated for 25% to 90% of what you produced or put on the market.

Level 3 – Certified (Gold): You have had your carbon footprint assessed and offset for your emissions from your use of electronic devices, transportation and your use of fossil fuels. In addition, you have compensated for all of what you have produced or put on the market.

Who is the carbon neutral certification for?

Although anyone, including individuals, can obtain a carbon zero certification, the official certification is primarily for businesses and organizations. Indeed, it has several advantages for these instances.

What are the advantages of a carbon neutral certification?

Obviously, the most important benefit to consider is the reduction of your carbon footprint. Obtaining a carbon neutral certification reduces your impact on our environment and contributes to the fight against climate change.

This certification will also have a positive impact on the image of your organization. Consumers, well aware of the state of climate change, are increasingly looking for green businesses.

You will get a physical certification that you can proudly display in your offices. You can also share it on your social media and website!

How to obtain a carbon neutral certification?

With Carbon Neutrality, the certification process is simple.

Step 1: Visit our website and use our online tool to have your carbon footprint assessed and become carbon neutral.
Step 2: Receive your results, ask any questions and choose what type of carbon neutral certification you want to obtain (Bronze, Silver or Gold).
Step 3: Carbon Neutrality takes care of planting the trees for you to become carbon neutral. Plantations are verified by an independent party (the Bureau de normalization du Québec (BNQ)) according to ISO 14064-2 and 3.
Step 4: Receive your carbon neutral certification!

At any time, you can get advice and ask your questions to our team.

In conclusion, the most important thing is to remember that each organization can have a great impact on the well-being and longevity of our planet. Obtaining a carbon neutral certification is simple, but it is a big step forward in the fight against climate change.

Did you know that we can calculate your carbon footprint for you 100% free of charge? Calculate my carbon footprint.