Carbon Neutral Company

Verification as a Carbon Neutral Company

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has enabled many states to drive forward climate protection more emphatically. The common target is to limit global warming to less than two degrees Centigrade (or better, 1.5) compared with pre-industrial levels. But in order to achieve the “2 degree target”, voluntary activities are needed alongside state initiatives.  

Organizations who are aware of their social responsibility and see their voluntary activities for climate change as a way of strengthening their brand, can apply for verification as “Carbon Neutral Company” by TÜV NORD CERT.

A specific TÜV NORD standard was established to enable verification as “Carbon Neutral Company”, based on the experience of  TÜV NORD CERT in the area of national and international climate protection. Following successful verification, we issue the TÜV-NORD “Climate Neutral Company” test mark alongside our certificate.   


Benefits of verification as Carbon Neutral Company

  • Credibility and transparency of your active contribution to climate protection
  • Greater competitive strength
  • Enhanced employee and customer loyalty
  • Strengthening of private label appeal

FAQs on becoming a Carbon Neutral Company

For whom is the verification of interest?

It is of interest for companies, and for all other organizations, local authorities, public bodies and associations who wish to engage actively with climate change and its consequences, reduce their carbon emissions and demonstrate their environmental commitment to the outside world.

What are the prerequisites for verification as Carbon Neutral Company?

The prerequisite is creation of a carbon footprint (greenhouse gas inventory) of the organization in accordance with the requirements of the TÜV NORD Standard; this is carried out by the organization itself or by a specialist consultant. TÜV NORD CERT can advise on this upon request.

If verification as “Carbon Neutral Company” is desired, valid carbon credits from climate protection projects should be retained in order to offset the emissions shown in the inventory.

TÜV NORD as experienced partner

TÜV NORD CERT has comprehensive knowledge in the area of climate protection, and can provide many national and international references. We are accredited by the German accreditation body, DAkkS, in accordance with ISO 14065 for verification of carbon footprints to ISO 14064-3 and for verification within the framework of the European Emissions Trading Scheme. We are also accredited by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to validate and verify international climate protection projects.

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