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The QAS for Carbon Offset Providers

The Quality Assurance Standard was launched in the summer of 2012 to create an independently audited, global quality standard for carbon offsets, easily recognised by the QAS-Approved Quality Mark.

The QAS audits carbon offsets against at least 40 criteria, making it the most comprehensive standard in the world for carbon offsetting. Included are emissions factors, calculation methodologies, project methodologies, registry retiral, radiative forcing index, DEFRA Green Claims Guidance, pricing and other information provision. Audits are carried out by Ricardo Energy & Environment, a widely respected environmental consultancy.

QAS carbon offset providers

Pricing for offset approval is extremely competitive and includes the use of the QAS Quality Mark under license for 12 months for those offsets which are approved.

If you already provide high quality carbon offsets you will find there is little work involved in the application process.

You can find more detail in the document Approval and Renewal Requirements and Procedures (ARRP) and you can download an application form here. If you’d like to discuss further, please contact us to arrange a call back.

Benefits of QAS Approval for Carbon Offset Providers

  • Increase trust & authority for your carbon offsets through easily recognisable QAS-approved Quality Mark
  • Differentiate from competitors with clear positioning and co-branding
  • Have your company listed in the approval section of the QAS website
  • Unlimited usage of the Carbon Neutral Quality Mark within license to help your clients promote their offset purchases
  • Co-promotion & search marketing through QAS website and social media
  • Very competitive pricing