Climate Neutrality

The result of your Climate Strategy

The climate neutrality of products and/or companies becomes part of your corporate goals as part of a climate strategy. The Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative already offers initial scenarios with which you can even develop your company into a “net zero” and, in the best case, “climate positive”. Since complete avoidance of CO2 emissions throughout the value chain is difficult to achieve, companies can invest in climate protection projects and offset their residual emissions by purchasing certificates. To avoid green washing, this should always be based on a science-based calculation of the carbon footprint.

DFGE – as the only partner of the CDP for Science Based Targets (SBT) – supports you holistically and according to scientific standards in the topic of climate strategy. Starting with the recording of the carbon footprint with the proven DFGE top-down approach, the target setting and determination of CO2 saving potentials, the avoidance of CO2 emissions up to the CO2 reporting and the CO2 compensation for a climate neutral company or a climate neutral product.

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Climate Strategy

Step 4 and 5: Compensate & Communicate

The fourth step is to compensate for unavoidable residual emissions, e.g. by investing in forest protection and reforestation. Achieving so-called climate neutrality for products or the entire company is the goal of the climate strategy. The disclosure of the achieved targets reflects the final step. Thus the measures taken can be published through appropriate sustainability reports and the companies receive the DFGE climate neutral seal.

Services

There is something for everyone!

Professional: Certificate purchase and registration

CO2 emissions are continuously reduced throughout your company and its value chain. You now want to offset the unavoidable CO2 emissions. We support you in neutralizing them by purchasing climate protection certificates and registering them in a public registry.

  • Purchase of certified climate protection certificates on behalf of the customer
  • Registration of the CO2 offset in a public register
  • DFGE Seal of validated compensation

Enterprise: Well equipped for a climate-neutral future

You are interested in more than a temporary CO2 offset, you want to have a sustainable impact on climate change with your company. At DFGE, we support you in working climate-neutral in parts or as a whole. In this process, CO2 emissions caused by individual business processes or the entire company as well as the value chain are reduced, e.g. through energy saving and energy efficiency improvement measures. Subsequently, the remaining emissions are neutralized by CO2 compensation certificates. Our experts accompany you from climate strategy to climate neutrality.

  • Kick-off and situation analysis
  • Review of existing data
  • Calculation of the product and/or corporate carbon footprint to determine the amount of greenhouse gas emissions to be offset, if applicable
  • Development of a compensation strategy tailored to the product/company
  • Screening of the market with regard to compensation possibilities and a pre-selection of suitable offset project alternatives including their presentation
  • Ensuring proper compensation in accordance with recognized standards (e.g. Gold Standard; PAS 2060)
  • Purchase of certified climate protection certificates on behalf of the customer
  • Registration of the CO2 offset in a public register
  • DFGE seal of approval for validated calculation and validated compensation

Services: Individual & Modular

CO2 compensation certificates should in no way give the impression of “indulgence trading” – for this reason, it is important to win over even more companies to climate protection and to educate all stakeholders about functioning processes and possibilities.

  • We help you to build up your own know-how
  • Workshops & Trainings
  • Customized Consulting Services

Your Advantages

Why you should consider DFGE for Carbon Offsets

From a management perspective

 

  • Graphical analysis of results according to GHG protocol scopes and categories
  • Management Summary
  • Less internal resources needed for Carbon Accounting

In search of high quality

 

  • Climate neutral according to recognized standard (PAS 2060)
  • Projects certified according to international standards
  • Consideration of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
  • Successive improvement of Carbon Footprint accuracy and data quality, following the DFGE TopDown Approach
  • DFGE TopDown Ansatz und Reduzierung der Fehlerbandbreite

Your Sustainability Management

 

  • Projects aligned with the strategy and sustainability goals of the product/company
  • Communication with DFGE seal for validated climate neutrality
  • Detailed report for your sustainability communications

DFGE Climate Neutrality Platform

As the only CDP partner of Science-based Targets in the DACH region, we offer you a holistic solution approach in the field of climate strategy. To avoid greenwashing, the projects conducted with DFGE can be transparently tracked on our platform.

Climate Neutrality Platform
DFGE CLimate Neutrality Portal

The DFGE seal for validated Climate Neutrality

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In times of growing networking and greater scrutiny of entrepreneurial activities by society, factors such as transparency and a sense of responsibility are becoming increasingly important. Climate-neutral products play an increasingly important role in today’s society and require a new form of communication.

For more than 20 years, DFGE has stood for science-based Sustainability Intelligence. The DFGE seal of approval for validated climate neutrality meets this high standard and marks the conclusion of our CO2 compensation projects. Each seal receives a registration number and a link to a website on which the respective climate protection project and the CO2 emissions offset by CO2 certificates are transparently displayed. This allows your stakeholders to find out in detail about the climate neutrality you have communicated.

Statement of the EU

“Climate neutrality is not just about environmental protection, but about modernising the economy of the European Union as a whole,” Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Policy and Energy, argued in an interview with the German Newspaper Handelsblatt. “It is about more investment in competitive technologies and improving the quality of life of our citizens”.

Article of the EU Parliaments

Find out more in an article in the European Parliament.

Climate Neutrality in your company?

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