OUR STANDARDS

GREENPRINT STANDARDS:

Beyond ensuring that every project we invest in meets the standard industry requirements outlined below, we look for the following characteristics when sourcing and investing in project partners:

  • Quantifiable — We must be able to precisely account for the tonnes of CO2 equivalent reduced or removed by the project.
  • Verifiable — We must be able to prove the reduction has occurred, and that it was the result of the project activity.
  • Auditable — Verification/Validation reports delivered by accredited 3rd party verifiers.
  • Registered — When possible, all projects are registered, serialized and retired publicly.
  • Permanent — The beneficial action of an offset to the atmosphere should be durable and lasting.
  • Additional — The reduction or removal of greenhouse gasses by a project must be shown to be dependent on the fact that the project is being undertaken for, and funded by, offsets.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS:

All GreenPrint’s Co2 Offset projects adhere to the following established industry standards for projects to be certified as legitimate carbon offset projects:

  • Geographic Relevance – Where possible we invest in carbon sequestration and offset projects in the same locale where the carbon is emitted.
  • Project Type – We focus on reforestation, alternative renewable power generation, and carbon sequestration projects because of their long term social benefits.
  • Efficacy &Value – We choose projects based on the additionality of the offsets, the efficiency of the investment, and the overall value equation presented.
  • Legitimacy – In addition to local greenscape and tree planting projects, all of our carbon offset projects are certified by groups such as the GoldStandard, Climate Action Reserve, Verified Carbon Standard, APX, and/or CCX. Further, our investment team employs a proprietary 4-step certification and audit process to ensure they meet our standards on an ongoing basis.