Protecting communities and the environment
We carefully select projects that are proven to have a long-term impact on mitigating climate change. We’ve partnered with FairClimateFund, a project developer whose projects meet the very best standards out there, including Fairtrade, to guarantee our superheroes make the biggest difference in protecting communities and the environment.
Discover our focus project
Fairtrade Project: Clean cooking with biogas, India
This project is Gold Standard certified and additionally has the Fairtrade Climate Standard certification. It ensures 100% sustainable and clean cooking. Cooking with biogas is better for health, environment and climate and saves time and money. The farming families in this project are members of the Bagepalli Coolie Sangha (BCS), a Fairtrade certified democratic organization that has stood up for the interests of local farmers and agricultural workers for over 25 years.
How we choose projects
Our projects are additional and only exist with your carbon offsetting contribution.
All our projects are in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals, protecting communities and the environment.
Our Fairtrade projects are long-term. They’re ecologically responsible and socially just.
Our projects are science-based and are proven to protect communities and the environment.
Your questions, answered
How do you choose your offset projects?
We select our offset projects as carefully as possible. We have partnered with FairClimateFund, a project developer whose projects meet the very best standards out there, including Gold Standard and Fairtrade, to guarantee our guardians, heroes and superheroes make the biggest difference in protecting communities and the environment. In addition, all our projects support a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
What is the Gold Standard?
The Gold Standard is a certification for carbon credits that was founded by a group of NGOs, such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It stands to represent the interests of civil society in support of their vision for ‘climate security and sustainable development for all.’
It is currently the most stringent standard for carbon credits. The carbon reduction of each climate project is carefully verified and it is determined whether this reduction would not have taken place without the project (called ‘additionality’). It also looks at whether there are no negative environmental impacts, whether local communities are sufficiently involved in the project, and whether local households benefit socio-economically.
What is the Fairtrade Climate Standard and what are Fairtrade Climate Credits?
Fairtrade Climate Credits are credits from Gold Standard projects that are also certified under the Fairtrade Climate Standard. The Fairtrade Climate Standard was developed by Fairtrade International in collaboration with Gold Standard.
Projects accredited with the Fairtrade Climate Standard follow Fairtrade principles where local communities play an active role and own the project and the carbon credits themselves. For each credit sold, the producers receive a Fairtrade premium, which in turn is invested in climate adaptation measures. Finally, a minimum price guarantees that the costs of the project are covered.
Buyers of Fairtrade climate credits must be able to demonstrate that they themselves are taking active measures to reduce carbon emissions.
What are the benefits of Fairtrade Carbon Credits for the local communities?
- People receive a guaranteed minimum price for the credits, which covers all the costs of the project.
- Local people are closely involved in the project organisation and own the carbon credits they produce themselves.
- Finally, they receive a Fairtrade premium. They invest this income in climate adaptation measures