Sustainable Carbon is a co-developer of greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions projects for the carbon market. We only develop and promote projects that are fully additional and contribute to comprehensive sustainable development. We are:
Experts in “earth” carbon – biomass, REDD, forestry and fuel-switching
The leading project developer in terms of the number of VCS and SOCIALCARBON ® -validated projects on the Markit ® Environmental Registry
Expanding our geographic scope in South America, North America and Africa
Project Locations Current Project Locations 2011 Project Locations < United States > Brazil Colombia > < Paraguay Chile > < Cape Verde Angola > Goiás < São Paulo < Rio de Janeiro < Paraná Mato Grosso do Sul > Minas Gerais < Rodônia Amazonas Pará < Maranhão < Ceará < Pernambuco < Alagoas < Sergipe Tocantins > ^ Acre
A certification that one ton of CO2e was prevented from entering the atmosphere as a result of projects, such as Sustainable Carbon’s.
How can you use it?
Be integrated within a business’ climate change mitigation strategy.
An excellent way to neutralize unavoidable emissions.
Link credits to the environmental footprint of products = CO 2 NEUTRALITY
Our Carbon Credits Sustainable Carbon uses the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and the SOCIALCARBON ® Standard in all of its voluntary projects. A standard is a recognized methodology to check project performance and quality .
The VCS is based on ISO principles and is the most used carbon-accounting standard in the voluntary market.
The SOCIALCARBON ® Standard is an internationally-used standard that has been rated as a Co-Benefit Standard of Best-Practice by ICROA.
The Standard provides the framework by which six aspects of sustainability are t ransparently assessed over the project’s lifetime, with continual improvement as the goal.
Our projects tackle the root causes of deforestation and degradation
Contribution to Avoided Deforestation Our fuel-switching projects replace the consumption of native timber or heavy oil with renewable biomass: Sustainable Carbon + Partnering Co-Developer OR Açaí Seeds Coconut Husk Wood Residues
Sustainable Carbon uses the Markit™ Environmental Registry.
It is a public registry where anyone can see see any aspect about our projects
When projects are validated and credits are verified, you can freely view information such as: Year in which the credits/units were produced VINTAGE Serial number attached to project to prevent double-counting PROJECT Who developed the project and/or who owns the credits DEVELOPER What standards did the developer ascribe to the project STANDARDS Which UN-accredited agency verified the project DOE Public access to all documents relating to the project DOCUMENTS TRANSPARENCY
Credibility: Markit™ Environmental Registry When you buy the credits and neutralize your emissions, you can prove it to your stakeholders : Date on which the credits were bought and “retired” to neutralize your emissions RETIREMENT Links you the buyer with the project PROJECT Shows who managed the transaction HOLDER Stakeholders can see and judge robustness of standards used STANDARDS Clearly shows that you bought the credits REMARKS Proves that you neutralized the number of tons claimed in your CSR Report QUANTITY CREDIBILITY
Business Case for Carbon Credits An employee at the Lara Project in Brazil, with a ceramic brick produced at the facility
The added SOCIALCARBON® Standard to our projects means that truly substantial social, environmental and economic benefits are sustainably brought to tens of small communities throughout South America.
The carbon credits we sell have already been generated and independently verified by one of two UN-accredited agencies called Designated Operating Entities (DOEs).
Projects with two standards means twice the number of validation and verification procedures audited by DOEs ensuring the credits exist, the biomass is sustainably sourced and socioenvironmental goals are being achieved (among other aspects).
Our credits are listed on the Markit ® Registry where anyone can see any aspect about our credits, from project documents to who bought or “retired” the credits.
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