Climate Active carbon neutral

What is carbon neutrality?

Carbon neutrality is an interim measure on the way to net zero emissions. Being carbon neutral means that you are purchasing carbon offsets equal to your organisation’s emissions. Over time, your goal should be to reduce carbon offset purchases and focus on decarbonising your operations and value chain.

In Australia, the most highly regarded standard to achieve carbon neutrality is the voluntary Climate Active Standard, which is administered by the Commonwealth Government. If you are looking to be carbon neutral in multiple jurisdictions, such as New Zealand, you can also use the Toitu program, or seek dual certification.

Becoming carbon neutral shows that you are taking a stand in terms of climate change and that you want to be a leading organisation. It signals to your staff, suppliers, and customers that you have a purpose beyond making money.

Climate Active certification provides your business with the opportunity to:

  • Enhance corporate reputation, brand and image
  • Create additional value for your business
  • Lower emissions and better bottom line
  • Drives investment in low carbon technology
  • Product/service innovation
  • Connect better with the community and potential to align with SDGs
  • Engage employees and build internal capacity
  • Your Climate Active carbon footprint boundary and comparison to others in the sector
  • Climate Active carbon footprint
  • Clear costed plan for when you decide to become carbon neutral
  • Compliance with the Climate Active program requirements
  • Carbon offset strategy and help with sourcing carbon offsets

Typically, it takes six months from the time you engage us to achieving carbon neutrality, but depending on your needs and resources, it could be achieved in as little as three months.

For further information, please download our Climate Active Brochure.

How do we help you achieve carbon neutrality?

You can seek Climate Active certification for your organisation, product or service, event, or precinct. We have a proven, 8-step method and multiple consultants registered under Climate Active to help you achieve certification.If you plan on getting certified in future, but want to understand your Climate Active carbon footprint now, we will go through steps 1 to 4.

What our clients
say about us

Matt O'Hara Chief Executive Officer, Oak Flats Bowling and Recreational Club and Illawarra Yacht Club

"At times during our sustainability journey, we have needed leadership and guidance to achieve our goals. To this end, we are very proud to be Australia's first and only Climate Active certified Carbon Neutral Registered Club. We could not have achieved this without the expertise, leadership and guidance we received from 100% Renewables over the past years. I would have no hesitation in recommending 100% Renewables as your sustainability partner.”

Dr. Barry Manor Sustainable Transport Consultant, Blacktown City Council

“100% Renewables is an excellent consultancy in the carbon and renewable energy space. Their reports are very well presented and easy to read. Barbara's responsiveness, can-do attitude and attention to detail are second to none.”

Tiffany Correggia Sustainability Manager Willoughby City Council

“100% Renewables have a high level of work, great attention to detail and delivered on all our requests. They are very responsive and have intelligent insight and conceptualisation of what we were trying to achieve. The final report was very well presented and accessible.”