Quality Assurance and Methods
Quality is an important factor when it comes to our services and climate projects. Climate Neutral Group makes sure that our processes adhere to rigorous standards. In case you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) is a measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases, based on their global warming potential. For any quantity and type of greenhouse gas, CO2e signifies the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that would have the equivalent global warming impact. CO2e is a very useful term for a number of reasons: it allows “bundles” of greenhouse gases to be expressed as a single number; and it allows different bundles of greenhouse gases to be easily compared.
Review Emission Factors
The emission factors review is clarifies the set of emission factors that Climate Neutral Group uses for its footprint calculations. During the course of a year frequent questions are asked about which emission factors Climate Neutral Group uses and proposals for changes are then considered and introduced.
Furthermore, reviews appear regularly in publically available literature with new proposals for emission factors. To maintain order in this progressive insight, Climate Neutral Group has chosen to present an update on reviewed emission factors once a year. This method is documented in Review Emission
Factors 2016 (only availabe in Dutch).
Method Emission Factors
Carbon footprint calculations are essential to determining the climate impact of a business. With all calculations, a dataset of underlying emission factors is used. This dataset contains all the essential components of a carbon footprint. It is essential to revise the emission factors once a year, so that the
correct carbon footprint calculations can be made. The reason we do this and the manner in which we do it is explained in Procedure for Adjusting Emission Factors (only availabe in Dutch).
Strict Quality Criteria
At Climate Neutral Group, we guarantee that the carbon credits purchased through our climate projects truly contribute to a reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Each credit stands for a verified reduction (VER) of one thousand kilograms in the atmosphere. The verification is performed by independent and internationally recognised agencies. These agencies verify whether our climate projects comply with the accurately described rules and standards.
Climate Neutral Guaranteed
Climate Neutral Group has been an active participant in the battle against climate change for over a decade. Climate Neutral Group has contributed by making organisations aware, and conscious of their collective impact on the climate, and then in turn by helping these organisations to reduce their
greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate Neutral Guaranteed is a logical next step in improving service offerings. It provides a solid benchmark from which organisations can reduce their impact on climate issues and make these results visible to stakeholders. Organizations that want to reduce their carbon footprint are able to bring their
emissions entirely to zero, as it is possible to make an organization, product, service, mobility or event, completely climate neutral. An organisation is able to do this by following the necessary steps, which will ultimately afford the organisation the privilege of using the Climate Neutral Guaranteed logo.