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?
The benefits to your business
Offset your CO2
Commitment to climate change
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.
- 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 are accredited through globally recognised standards (VCS and CCB).
Which projects are supported?
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
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
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
Thus, electricity would be generated through sustainable means without causing any negative impact on the environment.
Why is carbon offsetting important to Certas Energy?
Carbon Footprint Ltd. is one of the most responsible Carbon Offsetting businesses on the planet – each and every one of their projects in carbon offsetting is independently certified to meet VCS standards as a minimum – the globally recognised benchmark for Carbon Reduction.
We’re really proud to now offer our commercial customers the opportunity to do the same.