Introduction

This is a brief introduction to the Pathzero Carbon Neutral Organisation Protocol

The world is transitioning to a low carbon future.

Every company in every country will have to assess the risks and the opportunities that a low carbon future present. This assessment will have to start with understanding the greenhouse gas emissions (referred to as “carbon” for short) that are released as a result of the organisation’s operations.

Once these emissions are understood, some companies may be in a position to take immediate action to go carbon neutral.

Carbon neutral means reducing emissions where possible and compensating for the remainder by investing in carbon offset projects to achieve net zero overall emissions for a given time period.

Carbon offset projects prevent, reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere. When credits associate with these projects are retired, the reduction is effectively attributed to your company.

The Pathzero Carbon Neutral Organisation Protocol (The Protocol) is the standard for managing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality that underpins the Pathzero platform (https://pathzero.com for more). It documents the best-practice methods to measure, reduce, offset and report emissions from an organisation’s activities that are enforced in the Pathzero platform.

The intended use of this protocol is to ensure that carbon management undertaken through the Pathzero platform incorporates best practice and leads to a credible, international carbon neutral certification.

Organisations who are certified by Pathzero as complying with this protocol may use the Pathzero Carbon Neutral label in terms of a licence agreement entered into with Pathzero.