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The goal of the standard is to enable companies, governmental organisations, and organisations to become aligned with the Paris Agreement Target by gradually reducing its scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions to an absolute Zero and to compensate residual emissions through credible and certified offset projects. Companies can be climate neutral certified for their organisation, products, packaging and services.
Climate Neutral Group is the scheme owner of the Climate Neutral Standard. Climate Neutral Group offers a range of services to combat climate change, including footprinting, GHG reduction consultancy, offsets and the Climate Neutral Certification Program. The standard has been developed according to the ISEAL Code of Good Practice. The standard is periodically reviewed in a multi-stakeholder consultation process. Certified organisations are audited by independent certification bodies on a frequent basis.
The standard can be applied in any product category or sector, both food and non-food, and is the first standard with a mandatory reduction component.

Which lifecycle phases are covered by the standard?

Raw materials extraction and production

Cultivation of basic products in fields (e.g. cereals, vegetables) in plantations (e.g. fruits, oils) as well as products of animal agriculture (e.g. meat, milk)


Some food products go through complex manufacturing processes. During production, basic products are processed, preserved and food additives are added

Transportation / distribution

The transport route from one production stage to the next as well as to the end consumer

Products use and consumption

Usage by the owner


Disposal of food (waste) or further energetic use (biogas)