SMALL BUSINESS membership
Small businesses want to play their part
We know that sole proprietors and small businesses would like to play their part in the battle against climate change and become Carbon Neutral.
However, two things stop them from doing so:
- the fees for calculating their emissions are too costly; and/or
- online calculation tools are often inaccurate and do not meet the required emission calculation standards, potentially making a certification based on that calculation worthless.
For those business, we have developed the Carbon Neutral Small Business Membership.
small business membership
Who is it for?
The Carbon Neutral Small Business membership is for those businesses with an annual business turnover of less than $150,000 and five or fewer staff and, where applicable, any product manufacturing is carried out with electrical machinery only.
The Carbon Neutral Small Business Membership carries the same certification as the bespoke, “full-service” option that we provide to larger business.
If you believe that you are eligible, we invite you to start your membership today.
Following our receipt of your membership, a member of our verification team will contact you to confirm your business status and eligibility.
The benefits of being a
carbon neutral business
The bottom line
By becoming a carbon neutral business, you can benefit the bottom line.
A 2014 report found that companies that make climate action a priority have an 18% higher return-on-equity than those that don’t and a 67% higher return-on-equity than companies that refused to disclose their policies.
Various studies also make clear that the vast majority of people will trust and be more loyal to a company that supports social or environmental issues.
Investing in certified, third-party audited tree planting and carbon offsetting projects is a straightforward, credible and reliable way for your business to demonstrate its sustainability to its customers.
It is not only customers who care whether you are sustainable. It is becoming increasingly important to employees and to investors.
Your employees are far more likely to stay with you long-term if your business has a strong sustainability plan. Over 60% of millennials will not accept a job offer from a business that is not socially responsible.
If keeping your employees and attracting top talent is important to you, becoming carbon neutral is just good business sense.
Assure your future
All businesses will have to become carbon neutral. It is only a matter of when.
By becoming carbon neutral now your business will be in a position to take advantage of any government incentives that become available to businesses that are already carbon neutral (California is already looking at doing this).
Equally important, your business will avoid any future penalties that government may impose on businesses that are not carbon neutral.
The likes of Google and Microsoft are already carbon neutral. Apple, Disney and even Shell Oil are not far behind.
Join the ranks of market leaders and secure the long-term future of your business.
Promoting your green credentials
Visual Impact of Projects
and Trees Planted
As part of offsetting your carbon footprint, we partner with sustainable projects in the USA and around the world, from Haiti to Nepal, to reversing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.
You will receive regular updates of projects that you have funded, as well as the option for bespoke tree planting for your organization.
Our projects also have broader social, environmental and economic benefits for the communities where they are planted, as communities suffering from deforestation are often the same as those living in extreme poverty.
We will provide you with a Carbon Neutral Business certification and the Carbon Neutral America™ badge. This can be shared with stakeholders, your employees and placed on your company’s literature and website.
All of our carbon-offset projects are certified to the highest standards through the Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), Gold Standard Certified Emission Reductions, Gold Standard Verified Emission Reductions (VERs), Verified Certified Credits (VCS), Climate Action Reserve (CAR) or American Carbon Registry credits programmes*
*Click on any logo below to learn more.
A Lasting Impact on
Increased CO₂e in the atmosphere are the greatest cause of Global Warming on our Planet.
By offsetting your carbon footprint your business will have a lasting impact on the Planet for generations to come.
In addition to protecting the climate, our climate action projects support local communities with sustainable development, by providing safe drinking water, by improving health-conditions and by creating local jobs, as well as having a positive impact on wildlife, ecology and biodiversity.
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Start your membership today
Invest in projects in the USA and around the world and rest a little easier knowing that you are carbon neutral
60 tonnes of
removed / year
planted / month