The Climate Standard
Evironmental concerns are shaping best business practice all over the world. Governments are introducing legislature, consumers are becoming more conscious and communities are demanding better corporate policies. Companies in South Africa, recognising global trends and feeling stakeholder pressure, are increasingly making claims about their commitment to reducing their emissions and incorporating greener practices.
But how do the general public know which claims are genuine, and which are "green-washing" or meaningless marketing babble?
By holding companies to an international standard of excellence.
The Climate Standard has been developed to provide companies (and by extension conscious consumers) with an external framework for recognising internationally accepted standards in measuring, reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
What are the benefits of adopting the Climate Standard?
The Climate Standard:
- Provides independent confirmation of an organisation's environmental credentials to customers
- Provides transparency, accountability and scientific rigour to measuring, reducing and offsetting carbon emissions
- Encourages work-place and product cycle cost savings
- Provides an environmental premium to the organisation's product or service
- Allows businesses to be recognised for their commitment to each phase of the carbon management process
- Encourages existing employees to stay and attracts an increasingly environmentally-aware workforce to join the organisation
- Alleviates pressures from business and public sector customers that expect carbon footprints to be considered in their supply chain
- Provides free exposure to potential clients through the Carbon Registry website.
For more information about how we work with the Climate Standard, please visit the Climate Standard website: http://www.climatestandard.org.