What is Carbon Offsetting?
Offsetting is the mechanism through which organisations can take responsibility for carbon emissions generated by their business activities, that are difficult or impossible to avoid. It operates like a seesaw, with our carbon emissions balanced by equivalent emissions reductions delivered by projects in the developing world. We monitor and calculate the emissions and then fund projects around the globe to compensate for this with an equivalent amount of emissions reductions. This balances the global carbon emissions and provides a key source of finance for these projects, which are improving lives alongside cutting carbon.