With the public advocacy and critical need for global climate action, government efforts for emission optimization is not enough. Hence, there is an autonomous responsibility on independent organizations and corporations to reduce their individual GHG emissions to help the global strife with climate change and pollution. While these actions are voluntary, many companies aim to reduce their carbon footprint.
The first step in GHG emissions reduction is internal optimization within a company to ensure their product and/or service development minimizes carbon emission as effectively as possible. After optimization, when further emission reduction is no longer economically feasible, carbon offsets can help achieve further reduction and, in many cases, neutralization.
However, when acquiring carbon offsets, it is critical to validate the credit. Hence, choosing the right form of carbon credit is necessary. Parameters to ensure this are: authenticity, quantifiability, permanency, and third-party verification.
Some certification standards, such as the Gold Standard (GS) Foundation and Verra, provide frameworks and research to validate a range of carbon credits created by the respective standards. These validated carbon offsets are created in accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Our team at Ocimum offers a variety of tools and advisory services to help ensure your organization receives optimal support in carbon offsetting. Keeping your interests and goals at the forefront of priority, Ocimum offers the critical support and guidance needed for high-quality end-to-end processes for carbon offsetting.