Ecoprofit’s offset acquisition criteria
There has been much conjecture recently about the value of carbon offsetting with many arguing that it is akin to the use of indulgences to remove peoples’ souls from the eternity of hell. At Ecoprofit, we have a different perspective.
When buying carbon offsets, the main things to look for are:
- Are the people or groups running the carbon offset program honest and reputable?
- Does the offset program fit with your organisation’s operational profile?
- Is additionality a key component of the offset program, or is it just a good business deal?
- Is permanence a key component of the offset program e.g. if it is growing trees, how do I know they will last?
Ecoprofit ensures the above factors exist in any offsets we sell. We guide our customers through the whole process, with an emphasis on instilling a sound understanding of how the process is going to help the environment and our customers’ business operations.
Uniquely, Ecoprofit has a not-for-profit arm called Sunshine Project for Community Inc to which $1 is donated for each offset sold. Please click here to see the success we have had so far in raising money for community not-for-profits to fund renewables options for them.