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PAS 2060- Standard for Carbon Neutrality
|PAS 2060- Carbon Neutrality Standard|
The British Standards Institute has published a standard for companies and other organisations wishing to claim carbon neutrality for their operations, services or products.
The BSI has developed PAS 2060 in consultation with a group of carbon offset providers such as the Carbon Neutral Company and firms including Eurostar and Marks & Spencer. It aims to bring greater consistency, transparency and credibility to carbon neutrality claims. Its development follows concerns that a lack of a consistent approach meant that companies were free to interpret carbon neutrality in ways that could confuse or mislead.
PAS 2060 can cover a wide range of claims, from companies that want to become carbon neutral to event organisers that want to make a conference carbon neutral.
The standard provides guidance on how to quantify, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions. It also sets out how claims should be declared and validated.
The standard requires organisations to make reductions in emissions for the subject of the claim. Simply offsetting emissions is not sufficient.
|Click here for further information and to view the BSi press release on PAS 2060|