Climate Active is a partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to encourage voluntary climate action.
Leading organisations are choosing to reduce their climate impact to zero by becoming carbon neutral.
Climate Active certification is awarded to businesses that have credibly reached net zero emissions. Certification is available for:
Certification showcases your carbon neutral status and helps the community take individual action by selecting brands showing climate leadership.
To understand the benefits, visit the Climate Active website
Certification for buildings is available through the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) or the Green Building Council of Australia.
Certification for events, organisations, precincts, products and services is available through the department. Email email@example.com
For your entity to be certified you must meet the requirements of the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
To become carbon neutral, businesses and organisations:
Once you have cancelled out your emissions you have reached a state called ‘carbon neutral’ and can be certified.
Your business may need assistance to gain carbon neutrality certification. Registered Consultants can help businesses:
View a list of registered consultants who specialise in Climate Active certification on the Climate Active website.
The Climate Active Technical Guidance Manual will help you with your carbon neutral application and reporting. It covers the step by step processes for each certification category, calculating your emission boundary, purchasing and reporting on offsets, and compliance procedures.
To become certified businesses enter into a licence agreement with the department. The licence agreement includes:
Assessments ensure carbon neutral claims meet the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
Third party validation ensures carbon calculations are accurate and transparent. Organisation’s applying for carbon neutral certification must have their source data independently audited or verified.
Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses.
Our department administers carbon neutral certification and maintains the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard, the framework that underpins that certification.
Last updated: 27 September 2021
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