Co2 Offset Providers

What are Co2 offset providers?

Co2 Offset providers are organizations or companies that coordinate the offsetting of Co2 emissions.

Why are there Co2 offset providers?​

Their main objective is to act as coordinator and gateway between buyers (us, you) and those who develop and execute the projects that lead to Co2 emission reductions. Offset providers provide two main advantages:

1) They generally are able to do it much more efficient (as otherwise you would need to work with somebody on the other side of the planet).

2) They check and verify whether the projects meet certain criteria and standards and follow up where needed.

Which one does Gricker use?

  • Atmosfair (Germany)
  • Carbon Footprint (UK)
  • Climate Neutral Group (Netherlands)    
  • ClimateCare (UK)
  • Cool Effect (USA)
  • GoClimateNeutral (Sweden)
  • Myclimate (Switzerland)
  • Offsetters (Canada)
  • South Pole (Switzerland)
  • United Nations Carbon offset platform

How has Gricker selected the Co2 providers on this list?​

We have reviewed the offering from dozens of Co2 offset providers as well as reviews from others on which are preferred. In our view the selected offset providers provide a good balance of type of projects, realistic pricing, methodologies and standards as well as well as geographic coverage. We do not plan to change the list regularly but we will review on a periodic basis if the providers still meet our criteria. If we drop a provider from the list, this does not mean we ‘keep the difference’. Instead we will spend more on the others.

Is Gricker sponsored or influenced by any of these Co2 offset providers?​

No, we only buy Co2 offsets from them. Our default approach is that we buy equally from all the selected providers but our customers can decide to change their personal portfolio mix. If many customers prefer one above the other this means more offsets will be bought from one and less from the other.

Can I also buy directly from them?​

You can, via their respective websites.

Are there more offset providers?​

Yes, there are.  You can find a list here

Where can I read more about offset providers?​

CORE (Carbon Offset Research & Education initiative of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute) has a site with a lot of information on offsetting. It’s a bit outdated but nonetheless still very good. Visit: http://www.co2offsetresearch.org/

These are the Co2 offset providers that we use

Disclaimer. Gricker is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by any of the above companies and organizations. All product and company names are the registered trademarks of their original owners. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder of their product brand.