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Climate Neutral: New Certification Helps Recognize Net Zero Carbon Companies
November 6, 2019 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The world of RECs, carbon offsets, greenhouse gas reporting, and Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions accounting can be a world of pain for facility executives trying to help work on their organization’s climate neutrality goals. But one new certification is trying to make the process of going carbon neutral much easier.
The new Climate Neutral program, launched in September by two tech entrepreneurs, endeavors to take some of the guesswork out of the goal of being net carbon neutral. The organization will offer support all along its four-step process to certification of Measure, Reduce, Offset, Label. In the coming months, they’re rolling out an online emissions calculator to help with the carbon accounting, according to Inc.
The benefit to companies for certifying with Climate Neutral is they can use the Climate Neutral patch in branding and on the packaging of their products, helping them differentiate between companies making a real effort to mitigate climate change and those just greenwashing.
Climate Neutral has an initial crop of 44 companies signed up to certify in 2020. And it hopes to expand that 200 by the end of next year and 700 by the end of 2021.
This post was submitted by Greg Zimmerman, executive editor, Building Operating Management and FacilitiesNet.com. Read his cover story about Chris Walinski and his mission to make open offices flexible and productive.