We were the first to provide a clear set of guidelines for businesses to achieve carbon neutrality, in 2002, and every year since then we’ve continued our commitment to providing a robust framework for credible carbon neutral statements. As carbon neutrality increasingly takes centre stage to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, The CarbonNeutral Protocol remains an important pragmatic guide for businesses around the world.

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2019 version of The CarbonNeutral Protocol, providing businesses with the assurance that their carbon neutral action is clear, transparent and of the highest quality. The Protocol is revised and updated annually to reflect developments in climate science, international policy, standards and business practice.

We are privileged to work with businesses such as Sky, Bain & Co., Wessanen, CHEP and Bettys & Taylors Group who have all benefited from carbon neutral programmes that demonstrate climate leadership while supporting impactful carbon finance projects which align with key business objectives. From engaging customers and employees, to improving efficiency and future proofing the business, more and more companies are realising the benefits of becoming carbon neutral.

Jonathan Shopley, Natural Capital Partners’ Managing Director for External Affairs, commented: “Companies are increasingly using carbon neutrality to establish a price on carbon; to shift climate action from compliance or corporate responsibility responses to business strategy through the management of business risk and opportunity; and, to earn the reputational benefits from delivering action and impact.”

We have added two new case studies to the Protocol, including one of the largest software companies in the world, VMware, which achieved its CarbonNeutral® company certification two years early. Saskia Feast of Natural Capital Partners commented: “With leading international companies like VMware becoming CarbonNeutral®, we get closer to carbon neutrality being the new normal, as smart companies see that it can be done and follow suit to address emissions from their own operations.” In addition, Dentons UK and Middle East has become a CarbonNeutral® company and is using this to demonstrate to its wider company group, peers and stakeholders that it’s serious about climate action. Read more about Dentons’ commitment to carbon neutrality.

If you would like to find out more about becoming carbon neutral, or to discuss your environmental goals for 2019, please do not hesitate to contact us on salesna@naturalcapitalpartners.com, 1-212-390-8835 and 1-646-367-5800 for North America, or sales@naturalcapitalpartners.com and +44 (0)20 7833 6000 for Europe and the rest of the world.

 

Join our webinar on 12th February to hear from PwC, LinkedIn, ING and Bettys & Taylors on the benefits of carbon neutrality as the world targets net zero emissions.

Take our quiz to test how much you know about carbon neutrality, and share it with colleagues to test their knowledge.

 

Videos to learn more about carbon neutrality

How Wessanen UK’s CarbonNeutral company certification is delivering benefits to the business and beyond its boundaries - Cristina Ramsay
How businesses of all sizes can be climate leaders and the benefits of CarbonNeutral certification - Mark LaCroix
How companies are using carbon neutrality as a focus for their climate action - Jonathan Shopley
The renewable energy sourcing options available to companies around the world - Oliver Crouch

 

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If you’d like to take this opportunity to tweet about The CarbonNeutral Protocol, below are some templates for you to use. And if you include our handle - @NatCap_Partners - we can retweet you.

How can companies ensure they reach #netzero emissions credibly and cost-effectively? View the latest #CarbonNeutral Protocol by @NatCap_Partners to find out: https://bit.ly/2FhhFPR

The world needs to reach #netzero emissions by 2050 to limit global warming. Businesses are leading the way when it comes to reductions, by becoming #CarbonNeutral. View the latest Protocol: https://bit.ly/2FhhFPR