Complete the Climate neutral 3-step process.

We’ve consolidated the world’s best resources for attaining climate neutrality, and created a simple, straightforward path for companies of all sizes and industries.

1. Measure

Calculate your brand’s scope 1-3 carbon emissions for the previous year.

Your carbon footprinting methodology depends on the size of your company.

Companies with annual revenue Above $500M:

Hire an external firm to conduct a comprehensive carbon footprinting analysis using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol standards developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Companies with annual revenue Below $500M:

Hire an external firm to conduct a comprehensive carbon footprinting analysis, or conduct in-house analysis using the following online calculators:

Scopes 1 and 2: Use the Facilities tab of the CoolClimate Business Calculator

Scope 3: Use the Quantis Scope 3 Evaluator

Whether you measure your footprint via an external firm or in-house, you must add 20% to your final footprint calculation. Carbon footprinting is not an exact science. By adding 20% to all carbon footprint measurements for Certified Climate Neutral companies across the board, we collectively compensate for any margin of error.

Verify your footprint with Climate Neutral

Once you’ve conducted your carbon footprint analysis, submit your final calculation to us, and we’ll review it.

If conducting in-house analysis, you’ll submit:

  • Final calculation of scope 1-3 emissions (reported in tCO2e)

  • Data used in online calculators or GHG Protocol

  • Proof of annual revenue

If hiring an external firm, you’ll submit:

  • Final calculation of scope 1-3 emissions (reported in tCO2e)

  • A brief overview of methodology (typically in the form of the final report or deliverable created by your footprinting firm)

  • Proof of annual revenue

2. Offset

Purchase verified carbon credits and submit proof to us.

Purchase and submit proof of (certificate or receipt) carbon credits for an amount equal-to or more-than your total emissions calculated in step 1. Credits must meet the following criteria:

You can purchase offsets from a wide variety of brokers and retailers. We will be happy to suggest some brokers for you to work with.

3. Label

Place the Climate Neutral badge on your products.

Following the successful completion of steps 1 and 2, the Climate Neutral team will contact you to confirm your certification and provide graphical assets for marketing use.

To maintain Climate Neutral status, you must complete steps 1 and 2 on an annual basis.