Go Carbon Neutral

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Why Carbon Neutral?

Carbon neutrality is about reducing GHG emissions and creating a low-carbon future. It means taking responsibility for the impact of your organization on the environment.

 

By protecting and restoring natural habitats or investing in clean technologies, carbon neutral businesses are part of the global solution to drawdown emissions and reverse global warming.

Measure Your Carbon Footprint

Calculate your

Carbon Footprint including scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Develop a Carbon Reduction Plan &

Implement Solutions

Restore Ecosystems

Invest in Carbon

Reduction Projects that reduce emissions and become Carbon neutral

Educate

Share your Carbon Neutrality journey!

Share your Journey to Carbon Neutral and the projects you support

Synergy Carbon Neutral Businesses

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Synergy's Carbon Neutral Standard

Going carbon neutral is about supporting projects that are reducing our net global greenhouse gas output. Protecting and restoring forests or other natural carbon sinks ensures that carbon continues to be captured and sequestered naturally while enhancing biodiversity and protecting habitat. Other offset projects accelerate the adoption of clean technologies beyond business as usual, pushing the envelope and creating rapid change, which is needed to mitigate future emissions.

Synergy's carbon neutral standard is built on two key principles: 

1) The carbon footprint to be offset must be complete and accurate

2) The projects being supported must be additional (would not occur without the funding provided by offsetting), permanent and create no leakage (negative downstream impact)

Carbon Footprint Requirements

To ensure that an appropriate number of offsets are purchased, the business must complete a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory that adheres to the standards of the GHG Protocol and

ISO 14064-1.

 

The inventory must:

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Be completed by a qualified GHG accounting professional

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Include scope 1, 2 and material (>5%) scope 3 emissions

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Be completed within the past two years

Carbon Offset Requirements

Offsets must be purchased for the organization’s full greenhouse gas inventory and proof of retirement of the offset must be provided (ensures it was only purchased once). Any projects verified by a globally recognized standard (Gold Standard, VER+, etc.) will be accepted. At Synergy, we also understand that many local or regional projects are not large enough to justify rigorous verification. Upon request, Synergy will review carbon reduction projects for additionality, permanence, and leakage to endorse their validity and positive impact. The projects we support:

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Go beyond business as usual to reduce emissions and would not have happened without funding from carbon offsets (additional)

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Calculate reductions in line with the GHG Protocol for Project Accounting and

ISO 14064-2

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Have clear ownership and proof of retirement

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Ensure the reductions are permanent

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Darkwoods Forest Conservation

Image: Bruce Kirkby

Offset Providers We Work With

Have any other projects you would like to support?

Contact us at info@synergyenterprises.ca!

Interested in learning about how you can go carbon neutral and what projects you can support? 

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