The CarbonNeutral Company has been voted Best Offset Retailer 2012 in a survey by Environmental Finance. It’s the second consecutive year that the retailer has received the industry nominated award, in recognition of its work in the carbon markets over the past twelve months. The award is based on criteria including efficiency, reliability, innovation, quality of service and influence on the market.

Stephen Killeen, CEO of The CarbonNeutral Company, commented: "It's a great honour to be recognised by our peers for our reliability, innovation and quality of service in sourcing and procuring carbon credits to enable our clients to take action on climate change. The CarbonNeutral Company has always led the way in establishing high levels of integrity and quality within the carbon market and pride ourselves on identifying innovative projects which meet our clients' specific requirements."

In 2011 alone, The CarbonNeutral Company, working on behalf of more than 400 clients in 40 countries, contracted with 38 projects all over the world, including the first REDD+ project to receive VCS validation; a micro-scale behaviour change project in South Africa; and Ceará Biomass, the first Brazilian project registered to the Gold Standard.

Zubair Zakir, Director of Carbon Sourcing for The CarbonNeutral Company, said "Our carbon desk reviewed 52million tonnes of carbon last year, representing a significant proportion of what was available on the market. What we procured went through our rigorous due diligence process and allowed us to ensure we are delivering guaranteed emission reductions and enabling our clients to support innovation in technology, biodiversity protection and community support."

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About The CarbonNeutral Company
The CarbonNeutral Company (www.carbonneutral.com) is a world-leading provider of carbon reduction and carbon offset solutions. It works with more than 400 companies in 40 countries to develop offset-inclusive carbon reduction programmes and since 1997 it has purchased carbon credits from 246 projects in 30 countries.

Through its offices in London and New York, The CarbonNeutral Company's global team combines experience working in international B2B corporations, carbon markets and trading, carbon project development, engineering, marketing communications, consulting and sustainable energy management with the United Nations. Executives currently chair the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), are on the board of the Climate Markets Investors Association, and the company is a consultancy partner of the Carbon Disclosure Project.

CarbonNeutral® is the registered trademark of The CarbonNeutral Company and is the global standard to certify that businesses have measured and reduced their CO2 emissions to net zero for their company, products, operations or services.

For further information contact:
Rebecca Fay, Marketing Director, The CarbonNeutral Company, Tel: +44 (0)20 7833 6028