We all know we need to reduce emissions and decarbonise. But if we can’t reduce our energy use, how do we do it?

That's where carbon credits, sometimes called CERs (Certified Emission Reductions), come in. Each emission reduction unit represents a reduction or removal of one tonne of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (CO2e) through a project.

We can help you offset the carbon emissions generated from your energy use by buying carbon credits from certified carbon reduction projects around the world. These include projects to protect or plant trees or increase renewable energy generation.

Carbon offset credits result in actual reductions in carbon emission because we select from verified sources that are:

  • Real - they create a real carbon saving
  • Measurable – the amount you buy is accurately measured so you know it’s correct
  • Permanent – the environmental benefit is for everyone, not just your business
  • Additional – buying CERs creates extra benefits for the environment
  • Independently verified – regulated and checked by independent bodies
  • Unique – no double counting carbon credits, we retire what you buy, so they can’t be used again

Your carbon offsetting options

Whatever the size of your business and your sustainability goals, we have a product to suit you. You don’t have to be an energy customer to get our carbon offset products.

  • Choose how much carbon you offset
  • Backdate your carbon offset for up to two years
  • Choose offset for your gas supply, or emissions from other business activities e.g. travel
  • Decide whether to tie your offset to your energy contract
  • Get a carbon offsetting certificate so you can showcase your green energy approach to your stakeholders

We have two different types of carbon offset:

  • Standard – focussing on climate benefits
  • Premium – focussing on climate, community and wildlife benefits

If you use a high energy user, we can create a bespoke green energy package. 

Standard

If you’re starting out on your sustainability journey and want to focus on climate benefits, then Standard would be your best choice. Every unit helps offset greenhouse gas emissions across different carbon reduction projects in several developing countries.

  • Great value for carbon offset.
  • Carbon reduction projects include hydro, wind and forestry.
  • A variety of verified projects from several developing countries.
  • We’ll buy and retire (CER) Certified Emission Reduction units on your behalf from the Clean Development Mechanism.

Premium

If you’re ready to invest a little more in sustainability, then choose Premium carbon offsetting. We can source certificates from projects like Rimba Raya, a unique forestation and biodiversity project in Indonesia.

In 2009, we were one of the first investors in Rimba Raya and it’s grown since then. As well as climate benefits, the project helps the local community with education and employment. It also focuses on biodiversity, helping protect endangered species in the world’s largest privately-funded orangutan sanctuary. Rimba Raya supports all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and holds Triple Gold under the global Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standards.

  • Verified Carbon Standard programme projects.
  • Premium Rimba Raya option.
  • Triple Gold under the global Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standards.
  • Support the preservation of the world’s largest privately-funded orangutan sanctuary.
  • Demonstrate Triple Gold sustainability steps to your stakeholders.
  • Exclusively for Gazprom Energy customers.

Call us today on 0161 837 3356 to find out more.