Carbon Neutral Certification
Carbon Neutral in 25% increments
Each of us, by virtue of our activities—driving, flying, heating and cooling buildings, running equipment—are directly and indirectly responsible for the creation of greenhouse gases.
A Four-phased Approach to Becoming Carbon Neutral:
1. We start with an auditing process that defines your annual carbon footprint.
2. Next, we retire, on your behalf, carbon offsets that match your carbon footprint
3. We certify your business operations Carbon Neutral
4. Finally, we provide the green messaging tools needed to publicize your status as a Carbon Neutral organization as well as the use of our seal
Eight Day Process:
Day 1—Signed engagement letter
To simplify, we translate the emission-creating activities into CO2 equivalents (CO2e). We measure the annual emissions generated by the burning of fossil fuels, power used from the grid, business travel and waste, which is called a carbon footprint. The carbon footprint is used as a basis for the number of carbon credits necessary to offset the impact a business creates in a year. Some of our clients call it the “mess” they need to clean up. Offsetting allows businesses to mitigate the greenhouse gases they are unable eliminate through energy efficiencies and other reduction strategies. Organizations that offset their entire carbon footprint are then considered Carbon Neutral.
“After we became Carbon Neutral, early in 2009, we saw a 30% increase in sales. The people at Verus Carbon Neutral were very responsive and professional. I would recommend them to anyone” — Keith Kantor, CEO, Service Foods
We realize that it is very difficult, however, for an organization to completely eliminate their carbon emissions with today's energy technology. Our goal at Verus Carbon Neutral is to bridge the gap between the current unsustainable sources of energy to the future, where CO2-reducing offset projects like solar power will power the world. Becoming Carbon Neutral also provides an opportunity to highlight all environmental activities and plans in place at your company. Verus Carbon Neutral acts as a third-party, verifying and communicating green messages on the behalf of our clients.
Use of Our Carbon Neutral Seal