What is Carbon Offsetting?
Carbon offsetting is a practice whereby organisations compensate for their carbon emissions by funding projects designed to reduce or remove an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. These projects can be UK-based or global, and commonly involve renewable energy (such as wind or solar farms), peatland restoration, reforestation, or initiatives that prevent deforestation. Carbon offsetting is a fundamental stage in the Net Zero journey, and also appears in a range of carbon neutrality frameworks such as PAS 2060.
With a large volume of providers in the ever-changing market, it is important to source offsetting credits that are not just verified, but certified as high-quality from accredited standards. McGrady Clarke provides specialist support to organisations considering carbon offsetting, ensuring offsetting aligns with wider sustainability goals.