DAILY NEWS Jan 23, 2014 11:37 AM - 0 comments

CSA Group and Zerofootprint form carbon neutrality service

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By: HazMat Staff

CSA Group and Zerofootprint Carbon Inc. have announced a joint agreement to provide streamlined services for businesses and organizations seeking one-stop solutions for demonstrating carbon neutrality.

CSA is a leading global standards development, testing and certification organization, and Zerofootprint Carbon Inc. is a premier provider of environmental services and solutions.

“This agreement will help companies wishing to demonstrate that their carbon footprint has been measured and verified by an accepted third party to internationally recognized standards, and that the organization has been registered as carbon neutral,” said Bonnie Rose, president of Standards for CSA Group. “Recognition through the CSA Registered Carbon Neutral program will help provide additional credibility, as well as consumer confidence in an organization's marketing claims,” she added.

Zerofootprint Carbon Inc. clients that have calculated their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, verified them via an independent third party, and purchased Zerofootprint Carbon Inc. offsets, will be eligible to apply for the CSA Registered CarbonNeutral label.                

The CSA Registered Carbon Neutral(TM) program is designed to recognize carbon neutral claims for buildings, organizations and tenants. The Program uses an independent and transparent process based on the ISO 14064 series of GHG standards. Those that meet the requirements of the program are entitled to use and display the CSA Registered Carbon Neutral(TM) label to communicate to customers and stakeholders their achievement of net zero GHG emissions.

Zerofootprint Carbon Inc. will provide its established expertise in measuring and calculating a client's carbon footprint, while CSA Group will register accredited third-party verification that a client's declaration of net carbon neutrality abides by recognized international standards. Clients who successfully complete the process will be listed on CSA Group's GHG Registries website, and will be authorized to use the CSA Registered Carbon Neutral(TM) label to help promote their environmental stewardship initiatives to the marketplace. 

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