#S4PS use only Gold Standard VER (Verified Emission Reduction) projects.
Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions not only featured the highest levels of environmental integrity but also positively contributed to sustainable development.
As well as helping in the fight against climate change, every Gold Standard-certified project supports sustainable development through added benefits like providing local communities with safe drinking water, protecting endangered species, improving health or creating local jobs.
Gold Standard was founded on the principle that climate action cannot be one-dimensional - climate projects must deliver meaningful sustainable development benefits beyond emission reductions. The success of the Gold Standard approach has influenced both the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other voluntary standards to raise the bar and include sustainable development within some of their climate projects. This all helps deliver on the mission to catalyse more ambitious climate action to achieve the Global Goals.
Measure, reduce, offset
By being conscious of the choices you make and their effects on the environment, you can reduce your own carbon footprint and offset your unavoidable emissions to support the transition to a low-carbon sustainable future.
Go climate positive+
We all have a role to play in the fight against climate change. Our actions, however small, can have a profound impact when combined with thousands of others wanting to make a difference.