Once you’ve implemented all energy efficiency opportunities and invested in renewable energy, carbon offsetting is the last step towards a carbon positive office. A carbon offset is a credit that you purchase to compensate for emissions made elsewhere.
Carbon offsetting is a measurable and cost-effective way for your business to cut emissions by investing in conservation and renewable energy projects. These projects range from new solar and wind farms to waste diversion and reforestation, and deliver environmental, economic and community benefits.
The Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Buildings, administered by the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, provides best-practice guidance on how to measure, reduce, offset, report and audit emissions from building operations.
Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. The Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard supports and guides businesses as they account for and reduce carbon emissions. The Climate Active stamp helps consumers make informed choices and choose brands that are making a real difference.
Download our Carbon Offsetting Factsheet to learn more about carbon offsets.