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The Best Carbon Offsets – QAS-Approved

Only select carbon offset providers and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have successfully submitted their carbon offsets to be audited against the high standards required by the QAS.

IATA provides QAS-approved offsets to several major airlines through its Carbon Offset Program. The organisation represents 240 airlines, or 84% of total air traffic, and leads the airline industry. Over 30 of its member airlines have introduced an offset program.

The best carbon offsets have met the stringent criteria set by the Quality Assurance Standard over the dates given below. They can be used by companies and organisations wishing to use the QAS Carbon Neutral Quality Mark.

  QAS Approved,      QAS Approved pending minor changes,    Did not pass QAS audit.

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  17th July 2012 = Both carbon offsets QAS-approved for 12 months.
  17th July 2013 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th July 2014 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 15 months.
  17th October 2015 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

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  Both carbon offsets QAS-approved on 17th July 2012 for 12 months.
  17th July 2013 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th July 2014 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 15 months.
  17th October 2015 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

IATA

Airline Carbon Offset Program

  17th July 2012 – Approved for 12 months.
  17th July 2013 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th July 2014 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th July 2015 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 15 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

Kenya Airways

Point of Flight Purchase

  17th July 2012 – Approved for 12 months.
  17th July 2013 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th July 2014 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 15 months.
  17th October 2015 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

Mango Airlines

Point of Flight Purchase

  17th Sep 2015 – Approved for 13 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

South African Airways

Point of flight purchase

  17th July 2012 – Approved for 12 months.
  17th July 2013 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th July 2014 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 15 months.
  17th October 2015 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

SriLankan Airlines

Point of Flight Purchase

  17th Sep 2015 – Approved for 13 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

TAP Portugal

Point of flight purchase

  17th July 2012 – Approved for 12 months.
  17th July 2013 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th July 2014 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 15 months.
  17th October 2015 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

Thai Airways

Point of flight purchase

  17th July 2012 – Approved for 12 months.
  17th July 2013 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th July 2014 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 15 months.
  17th October 2015 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.
  17th October 2016 – Audited retrospectively and approved for further 12 months.

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  1st September 2012 – Initially QAS-Approved for 12 months, but did not provide Statement of Accounts for the period and so QAS-Approval was withdrawn.