Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from burning fossil fuels contribute significantly to climate change and its adverse effects. To ensure a sustainable future, organizations around the world are taking decisive action to reduce CO2 and other GHG emissions. Reducing direct and indirect emissions has become a necessity, and businesses and governments are rallying behind the Paris Agreement and global net-zero targets.
Navigating the legislative landscape of environmental markets related to emissions can be quite complex. As a growing market where businesses, regulators, and experts learn more every day, the emissions market is always changing. Since entering this evolving market over ten years ago when it was new, we have built a solid knowledge base and paid close attention to every market change, so our solutions remain tailor-made.
To help organizations meet their climate targets and claim a leading climate action position, we match our products and services to fit any approach or strategy.
Regulatory compliance products
Meeting regulatory compliance
with emission allowance
Under mandatory carbon reduction protocols set on national, regional, and international levels, many organizations must satisfy environmental regulations. Emission trading frameworks require organizations to cover every ton of CO2 and other GHGs they emit by submitting carbon allowances.
Organizations with these governmental obligations must hold emissions allowances in diverse frameworks – this mechanism powers the compliance market. More and more countries worldwide are devising carbon compliance schemes to adhere to the Paris Agreement. We have the local and global expertise to offer you compliance products that fit your framework.
European Union Allowances
EUAs (European Union Allowances) are financial instruments that allow companies that are part of the EU ETS to emit one metric ton of CO2 per certificate.
Corporate sustainability products
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Organizations looking to set sustainability targets outside the scope of compliance can enter the voluntary carbon market, which lets enterprises purchase carbon credits. The voluntary market drives finance to projects and initiatives that reduce, avoid, and remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. With mounting pressure from consumers and society, more organizations are making voluntary climate pledges and joining this market.
We offer a diverse array of products linked to high-impact climate action projects all over the world. Our experts tailor-make product portfolios to meet your regulatory compliance and climate action goals.
Here is one of our most impactful products:
One way to take direct climate action is to reduce emissions across your entire value chain. The remaining unavoidable emissions can be compensated or neutralized via carbon credits. Carbon credits are complementary tools that let you make an impact beyond your supply chain and support your company’s ongoing actions to reduce emissions.
Verified Emission Reductions
VERs (Verified Emission Reductions) certify the reduction, avoidance, or removal of CO2 and other GHG emissions from high-impact climate projects. Every VER represents one metric ton of CO2 equivalent emissions.
Making impact claims
Emission Compensation - You are reducing your emissions and compensating residual emissions with carbon reduction credits.
Path to Net Zero - You are reducing your emissions and compensating residual emissions with carbon reduction and carbon removal credits.
Emission Neutralization - You are reducing your emissions and neutralizing all residual emissions with carbon removal credits.
Net Zero Emissions - You have taken all possible actions to reduce emissions, switched to 100% renewable energy consumption, and are neutralizing all remaining emissions with carbon removal credits.
What we solve
How we help
Key facts on products
Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
Gold Standard for the Global Goals
Climate Action Reserve (CAR)
American Carbon Registry (ACR)
Global Carbon Council (GCC)
Clean Development Mechanism
Emission Reduction Fund (ERF) of the Australian Government
UK Woodland Carbon Code
Purchasing carbon credits along with your current internal emission reduction efforts allows you to make a range of climate action claims. All these claims are based on guidelines from the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM) and Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Carbon credits and emission allowances help you hit your emissions targets and transform sustainable intentions into action.
When this isn’t your core business, finding ways to reduce emissions and hit regulatory and climate targets can be complex and time-consuming. Environmental legislation evolves quickly, and advisory bodies consistently revise what needs to be achieved to hit global emissions targets.
As experts in regulatory compliance and climate standards, we enable you to achieve your regulatory and climate action goals efficiently as you continue your energy transition journeys. We tailor our solutions to your unique needs.
With an extensive global network and local market expertise at our disposal, we offer a broad range of emissions products, including carbon reduction, neutralization, and removal credits from high-impact climate action projects, and emission allowances to fit your regulatory frameworks.
We have long-standing relationships with product sourcing all over the world and can build custom portfolios of compliance and climate action solutions. With our extensive experience and sound financial position in the market, we can help build your carbon strategy and source the right projects, enabling you to play a leading role in the global energy transition.
To support local communities and preserve biodiversity in threatened environments, our products help fund impactful initiatives through carbon financing. These projects leverage technologies including wind turbines, photovoltaic installations, hydropower plants, improved cookstoves for family use, water filtration systems, forest protection initiatives (REDD+), afforestation initiatives, and more.
We exclusively source our voluntary action carbon products from Standards approved by the International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance (ICROA).
Carbon credits are generated by high-impact projects all over the world. These projects reduce, avoid, and remove emissions while protecting valuable ecosystems and supporting local communities living in project areas. Many of these co-benefits are linked to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), designed to ensure a better future for communities and ecosystems across the planet.
When you purchase carbon credits, you support project financing for initiatives that align with the SDGs, which lead to positive impacts like improving local livelihoods, bolstering gender equity, tackling poverty and hunger, providing education and professional opportunities, improving access to renewable energy, sparking climate action, and boosting social justice and equitable infrastructure.
To date, we have helped organizations offset over 120 megatons of CO2 emissions. That roughly equates to 633,000 km2 of forests sequestering GHGs.