Carbon Neutral was established in 2001 as a charity in response to the growing global concern of climate change.
In the years following, demand grew among large businesses for carbon advisory and reforestation offset services and Carbon Neutral restructured as a private company to help mee this demand.
A new entity emerged in 2013, which as a profit-for-purpose organisation allowed Carbon Neutral to cater for the gap in the market provided and deliver corporate advisory services to larger organisations.
Carbon sequestration with associated habitat restoration benefits were sought after by organisations. This interest led to the development of the biodiverse revegetation project known as the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.
In 2009 Carbon Neutral’s parent company Auscarbon, was the first company in Australia to produce carbon credits under the Federal Government’s Greenhouse Friendly™ accreditation framework. Since then we have been innovative in developing our own reforestation carbon offsets and the Plant-a-Tree Program.
Our Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor reforestation project was the first in Australia to achieve premium certification by the internationally recognised Gold Standard Foundation. This significant achievement was attained not only by the ability to demonstrate carbon storage for 100 years but also because it delivers measurable direct environmental, social, economic and heritage benefits (referred to as co-benefits).
Gold Standard accreditation enables Carbon Neutral and our clients to trade high value carbon offsets in the international voluntary market, that is much broader and more diverse than the limited compliance market in Australia. (We can also provide credits to meet the compliance needs of Australian emitters.)
Together we have established more than 14,000 hectares of biodiverse plantings, equivalent to 2,250 Melbourne Cricket Grounds, making it the largest biodiverse reforestation carbon sink in Australia.
Carbon Neutral has grown to be a market leader with a global reputation, and is now one of the longest standing carbon offset providers in Australia. Our services include energy and water auditing, and carbon consulting and reduction programs. We are the only developer of a Gold Standard certified reforestation project in Australia.
We assist with measuring, reducing and neutralising organisational carbon footprints, including Australian Government certification under Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard. Our clients improve their efficiency and reduce their costs to deliver positive sustainable outcomes and minimise their impact on the planet.
We are a recognised offset entity under the Federal Government’s Emission Reduction Fund and are a signatory on the Australian Carbon Industry Code of Conduct.
Carbon Neutral Pty Ltd (ABN 42 164 635 769) holds Australian Financial Services (AFS) Licence No. 451004.
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