CO₂ Correct Code of Conduct
Since we are asking our participating organisations to have or develop a sustainable mindset when working with our label we feel obligates to have a certain code of conduct of which we feel we should do business.
Here are some of our rules on how we want to do business:
> CO₂ Correct’s sustainable activities and those of its participants may not have a negative effect on our social responsibilities (people’s wellbeing is always more important than environmental gain);
> CO₂ Correct’s is a fully transparent organisation;
> CO₂ Correct will not use the words climate neutral, we correct the carbon impact and we even overcompensate but even though the calculation might be more than neutral we will never use this as we find it to be misleading. Each product has an impact on the environment and we must not forget this fact;
Should you have any ideas on how we can increase our transparency even further, feel free to send us tips.
CO₂ Correct works together with FairClimateFund for selecting climate reduction projects. These climate projects reduce CO₂ emissions and deforestation and improve the living conditions for people in developing countries.
The projects are Fairtrade certified and generate Gold Standard/Fairtrade Carbon Credits.
Participating organisations that will generate sufficient volumes of carbon compensation will be invited to engage in a carbon reduction program. A Life Cycle Analysis will show the opportunities for effective reduction of CO2 emission. In case of long term commitment it may be feasible to start a new project in the countries where the product is grown. For this FairClimateFund will be our sustainable sourcing partner.