Co2 Offset standards are used to coordinate the offsetting of Co2 emissions.
The main objective of these standards is to provide a certain level of certainty that the Co2 offsetting takes place as described. Offset standards 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.
We have reviewed independent sources 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.