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  • To cover:Self certification is not expected to be a well respected option. It makes sense to be third party verifiedPAS may become an ISO if well adopted.
  • To cover:Self certification is not expected to be a well respected option. It makes sense to be third party verifiedPAS may become an ISO if well adopted.
  • To cover:This is likely to be a common option. It allows people to declare Carbon Neutrality fairly quickly, for the previous year. However, the ability to claim achievement of Carbon Neutrality without any internal reductions is a one time only deal. Each subsequent period will require details of internal reductions achieved in the plan.
  • To cover:This might be an attractive prospect for customers who’ve been making real strides in their environmental assessments in the past. The only caveat is that prior assessments have to be to the same standards as the current one (i.e. WBCSD, etc) so that prior internal reductions can be proven to be real.
  • To cover:Non GS, VCS, CDM credits could be included, but the information in the declaration would need to include statements declaring that the offsets are appropriate under PAS 2060 rules, along with appropriate evidence. As a result, VCS is probably the cheapest and easiest way to do it.
  • To cover:The “we can’t provide section” is there to clarify that this is a process that requires a bought-in client who understands that this will require input and work on their part. They will need to have the will to produce internal reductions. Additionally, if they make the commitment to Carbon Neutrality, they have to state if they’ve made that commitment in the past and NOT achieved it.
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    • 1. PAS 2060How The CarbonNeutral Company can help you achieve PAS 2060 carbon neutral
    • 2. 2
      PAS 2060 – The basics
      Specifies requirements to be met by any entity seeking to demonstrate carbon neutrality through the quantification, reduction and offsetting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a uniquely identified subject. Came into effect in April 2010
      PAS 2060 allows an entity to do one (or both) of two things:
      Declare a commitment to carbon neutrality for a certain period
      Declare achievement of carbon neutrality for a certain period
      The commitment is a forward looking statement.
      The achievement is a backward looking statement.
      Before you can do either of these you must know your footprint for a particular period. This provides a baseline to reduce against.
    • 3. Provides you with a clear and credible message to instil customer trust in your environmental messages
      Enables you to meet increasing customer demand for environmentally friendly products and services
      Engages and motivates your staff and stakeholders to reduce costs through operational and behavioural changes
      Differentiates your business from the competition to increase your revenue and market share
      PAS 2060 – Benefits of carbon neutrality
    • 4. Two routes or methods (1/2)
      No prior GHG footprint assessment
      Measure footprint over period 1
      Offset entire carbon footprint for period 1
      Declare carbon neutrality for period 1
      Create Carbon Footprint Management Plan for Period 2
      Declare commitment to carbon neutrality for period 2
      • Note: 100% offset is only allowed for the first period of Carbon Neutrality. Thereafter, internal reductions required for some of it
    • Two routes or methods (2/2)
      Know their GHG Footprint for previous years - also making internal reductions
      Measure footprint over period 1. Record reductions made compared to previous period.
      Offset remaining carbon footprint for period 1
      Declare carbon neutrality for period 1
      Create Carbon Footprint Management Plan for period 2
      Declare commitment to carbon neutrality for period 2
    • 5. PAS 2060 – Declarations
      Each declaration requires a set of documents to be created and made public by the entity to support the claim. It needs to include:
      A robust GHG footprint assessment
      • All Scope 1 & Scope 2 emissions
      • 6. Enough Scope 3 emissions that 95% off the total footprint is covered
      • 7. Explanation as to the exclusion of any Scope 3
      • 8. Uncertainty analysis of the data
      Carbon Footprint Management Plan
      • How internal reductions are being achieved along with targets
      • 9. Plan for periodic assessment of progress
      • 10. Predicted offset requirements
      Qualifying Explanatory Statement (QES)
      • Rationale for selection of the subject, along with a description of the subject
      • 11. Important dates in the programme: Baseline, dates of carbon neutrality
      • 12. Important numbers in the programme: Reductions achieved over the period, Economic growth for the region
      • 13. Additional Info: If reductions haven’t been achieved, why?
      Details of the carbon offsets involved – if declaring achievement of carbon neutrality
    • 14. 7
      PAS 2060 – Accepted offsets
      Offsets must be:
      Retired and stored within an independent & credible registry within 12 months from the date of declaration of achievement
      Describes all carbon offsets available through The CarbonNeutral Company
    • 20. 8
      PAS 2060 – Our offering
      In partnership with Ecometrica, we can provide you with third party verification of PAS 2060 including:
      • A PAS 2060 compliant GHG footprint assessment
      • 21. A template Carbon Footprint Management Plan (CMFP)
      • 22. A template QES
      • 23. PAS 2060 compliant offsets
      • 24. Details regarding the offsets for your statement
      • 25. Statement of validation of carbon neutral status
      • 26. Support to help complete the CMFP & QES.
      As an organisation you are responsible for the following:
      • A completed CMFP
      • 27. Internal reductions
      • 28. Updating declarations