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Carbon offsetting

We are delighted to now offer Carbon Offsetting with commercial fuel usage in the UK, we will support you in reducing your business’ climate impact and contribute to a decrease in global greenhouse gases.

What is carbon offsetting?

Carbon offsetting allows companies to compensate for greenhouse gas emissions that they produce, with an investment in a project that gives an equivalent reduction of emissions elsewhere in the world. This means there is no net increase in the global greenhouse gas emissions as a result of using commercial fuel and is done by purchasing carbon credits for activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or absorb carbon dioxide.

The benefits to your business

Carbon offsetting allows environmentally-conscious companies to bring about economic, social and health benefits to different communities by investing in projects that bring about positive change throughout the world.

Offset your CO2

Commitment to climate change

Environmental integrity

Fuelling greener business

Sustainable community development

Carbon offset certificate

How it works

With each bulk fuel order of road diesel, gas oil, commercial kerosene or commercial heating oil (Therma35) or each litre of road diesel or gas oil drawn using your Certas Energy fuel card, you are able to offset the associated carbon dioxide that you cannot avoid or reduce.

  1. You reduce your emissions as much as possible.
  2. Any unavoidable carbon emissions are offset by purchasing carbon credits and used to invest in sustainable projects in the UK and around the world.
  3. The project reduces or captures CO2 emissions that otherwise would have been released into the atmosphere.
  4. Carbon credits are used one-time-only and are accredited through globally recognised standards (VCS and CCB).
You reduce your emissions as much as possible.
Any unavoidable carbon emissions are offset by purchasing carbon credits and used to invest in sustainable projects in the UK and around the world.
The project reduces or captures CO2 emissions that otherwise would have been released into the atmosphere.
Carbon credits are used one-time only and comply with VCS (Verified Carbon Standard), Gold Standard, UN CDM (United Nations Climate Change Carbon Mechanism) and CCD Standards (The Climate Community & Biodiversity Alliance).
Read our Carbon Offsetting brochure to find out more.

Which projects are supported?

By offsetting your fuel carbon emissions, you are investing in environmental projects that will reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, as well as improving; the lives of others, biodiversity and investments into renewable energy.

We have chosen verified carbon mitigation projects to absorb carbon emissions, development of new technology as well as support local communities and nature based projects here in the UK and around the world.

Every one of the projects we support complies with the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCB) Standard. By working with Carbon Footprint Ltd we have ensured that every one of the projects that we have chosen to support have been independently verified and that the emission reductions are real, permanent, additional to any activities that would have been occurring anyway, and unique.


Planting native British trees across the UK

Planting native British trees across the UK Through photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood. By ensuring that the trees planted are native broad leaf species you can help to preserve the UK’s environment and biodiversity. Planting takes place in school locations and other biodiversity sites. All trees are high quality cell grown ‘whips’ (year old saplings).

For every tree that you pledge, a tonne of carbon will also be saved in the Brazilian Amazon via VCS avoided deforestation programme. In this way, you will be offsetting carbon, planting and protecting forests and biodiversity in 2 continents.


Aruba Wind Project

Located off the coast of Venezuela, the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba boasts fantastic conditions for wind energy infrastructure. The 10 turbines create an overall capacity of 30 MW and provide electricity to the national electricity distribution company on Aruba.

This project will not only reduce the demand for fossil fuel imports, but will also generate up to 15% of the island’s total electricity production. Ultimately, this project will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 152,783 tCO2e per year, which will have a significant impact on the local economy, population, and environment.


Helping to reduce deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

This Portel-Pará REDD project is working to prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests, which has occurred due to logging, squatting and attempts to implement pastures. The project is expected to avoid over 22 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions over a 40 year period. This will be achieved by managing the land in the form of a ‘private conservation reserve’ through rigorous monitoring and enforcement.

From 2012 the project has scaled-up its monitoring activities by employing and properly training local villagers for monitoring and enforcement activities.


India Wind Power

Located at Maharashtra state in India, this project is a new facility with the purpose of generating electricity by the utilization of wind power and further selling the generated energy to the NEWNE Grid. In this process there is no consumption of any fossil fuel and hence the project does not lead to any greenhouse gas emissions.

Thus, electricity would be generated through sustainable means without causing any negative impact on the environment.

Why is carbon offsetting important to Certas Energy?

Since 2019, Certas Energy has been partnering with fully accredited, verified organisations and projects supporting businesses to offset their emissions responsibly.

We remain fully committed to our ‘avoid, reduce, offset’ strategy and are proud to offer our commercial customers the opportunity to do the same.

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