CARBON OFFSETS

Reduce within, finance beyond…

We offer a wide range of carbon offset projects with profound socio-economic impacts. A carbon offset project results in a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to create ‘carbon credits’ that can be sold to organisations interested in offsetting GHG emissions and investing in the sustainable development goals.

South African companies have the unique opportunity to offset with projects in their own backyard, thereby promoting local sustainable development. We run different initiatives like GreenDreams, GreenSeat and Green Events.

These programs give the hospitality industry the opportunity to invest in carbon credits in an innovative way with high communication and marketing value.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Franz Rentel | Country Director SA

Franz works with organisations to help them understand and furthermore minimise their climate impact.

Discover our Carbon Offset Solutions:

HELPING HOTELS TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE


Leisure and business travelers have become more conscious about the environmental impact of their travel choices. They, therefore, prefer sustainable and climate neutral accommodation as an attempt to reduce their carbon footprints. Does your hotel want to meet the demand for sustainable, climate neutral accommodation in addition to keeping costs low?

Our GreenDreams initiative helps hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses in South Africa and beyond put measures in place to take responsibility for their environmental impact. By participating in our GreenDreams initiative, your hotel can confidently claim it is taking action against climate change.

Our high quality offset projects sharpen your positioning and assist you in reaching corporate sustainability commitments - all while working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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8 GOOD REASONS TO OFFSET YOUR GUESTS' STAY


  1. It allows guests to green their travel: guests are becoming more responsible about their travel choices and offsetting is one way to allow guests to feel good about their travelling.
  2. It's what business are demanding: a growing number of companies are adopting bold sustainability initiatives. They are already including a requirement for 100% carbon-free meetings.
  3. It doesn't cost the Earth: the investment into offsetting is only a few Rands per bednight.
  4. It's easy: offset carbon emissions via GreenDreams and everything is taken care of.
  5. It raises guest & staff awareness: your guests will gain a new appreciaition for their climate impact. Your staff will be proud working for a green hotel.
  6. It's a good investment: offsetting helps your business support its CSR policy, improve its BEE scorecard and build brand value.
  7. It's a powerful tool for sustainable development: (South) African communities are provided with affordable, reliable and low-carbon energy solutions.
  8. It combats climate change: winning the battle against climate change requires the support and committment of not only governments, but also business.

IN SHORT


Our GreenDreams initiative gives you all the tools to offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions. This allows you to meet your guests’ expectations for carbon neutral accommodation and sustainable conferencing facilities without compromising on their comfort.

LET YOUR NEXT EVENT PLAY A LEADING ROLE IN CLIMATE CHANGE


All over the world large scale events are taking responsibility for their events’ environmental impact and carbon footprint.
As an event organiser, how can you continue to meet client, delegate and stakeholder expectations for sustainable event operations, while holding down costs?

Given all the many things event organisers are doing to green in order to stay competitive, it’s not uncommon to occasionally overlook some of the most effective ways to create immediate impact.

By investing in carbon offsets you can host a climate neutral event. You will take responsibility for your event’s emissions and use your larger purchasing power and profile to lead in climate change action.
Click here to our full portfolio of offset projects.

6 REASONS TO OFFSET YOUR EVENT'S EMISSIONS

  1. It allows delegates to green their travel: event delegates are becoming more conscious about their travel choices and offsetting is one way to allow delegates to feel good about travelling to the event
  2. It's what your clients are demanding: a growing number of companies are adopting aggressive sustainability initiatives. They are already including a requirement for 100% carbon-free meetings.
  3. It doesn't cost the Earth: the investment into offsetting is only a few Rands per delegate.
  4. It raises delegate & staff awareness: your event delegates will gain a new appreciaition for their climate impact. Your staff will be proud working for a green events company.
  5. It's a good investment: offsetting helps your event business support its CSR policy, improve its BEE scorecard and build brand value.
  6. It's a powerful tool for sustainable development: (South) African communities are provided with affordable, reliable and low-carbon energy solutions.

IN SHORT


Offsetting your events remaining greenhouse gas emissions is the most effective way to create immediate impact.

YOUR GREEN BOARDING PASS


Whilst teleconferencing can reduce your business’ carbon footprint and air travel-related costs, not all flights can be eliminated. Why not take it to the next level and offset the remaining flights via GreenSeat? You can fly climate neutral by investing in our offset projects – starting from 1 or 2 % of the ticket price. In this way you will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but also make substantial impacts on local livelihoods in South Africa and beyond.

Offset with CNG

Either quarterly or annually, company flight data is provided to Climate Neutral Group, which uses GreenSeat, to determine the total carbon emissions.

Offset via your travel agent

If you work with a travel agent (it must be a CNG partner), carbon emissions are calculated per flight at the time of booking, and the costs will be displayed on the ticket invoice sent by your travel agent.

8 REASONS TO OFFSET YOUR BUSINESS FLIGHTS


  1. It provides an alternative to not flying at all.
  2. It reduces carbon elsewhere: your business invests in emission reduction projects that avoid or reduce carbon.
  3. It doesn't cost the Earth: the investment into offsetting an air ticket is only about 1 - 3% of the ticket price.
  4. It's only a click away: a growing number of travel agents offer GreenSeat.
  5. It raises employee awareness: your staff gain a new appreciaition for their climate impact and feel good about travelling on a GreenSeat.
  6. It's a good investment: offsetting helps your business support its CSR policy, improve its BEE scorecard and build brand value.
  7. It's a powerful tool for sustainable development: communities are provided with affordable, reliable and low-carbon energy solutions.
  8. It combats climate change: winning the battle against climate change requires the support and committment of not only governments, but also business.

IN SHORT


Our high quality projects sharpen your positioning and assist you in reaching corporate sustainability commitments - all while working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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CARBON TAX OFFSETS


You can reduce your business' carbon tax liability even further by investing in carbon tax offsets from our eligible South African offset projects.

Companies that are liable for carbon tax payments are awarded relief when purchasing carbon tax offsets. By doing so, a company can reduce their carbon taxes by up to 20%.

Last but not least, our various carbon offsetting projects provide you with the opportunity to invest in affordable, clean and safe energy solutions in vulnerable communities. This helps you reach your corporate social responsibility goals.

ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE SA CARBON TAX


All of our carbon tax offsets are eligible for use under South Africa's future carbon tax, as they are generated under the international carbon standards. These are the Gold Standard, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). All three standards are approved by the South African government.


IN SHORT


Investing in carbon tax offsets can be cheaper than paying carbon tax. Make sure that your company does not miss out on this additional tax relief measure.