NCOS & carbon neutrality

Carbon neutral certification logo under NCOS (National Carbon Offset Standard).We have helped numerous Australian organisations attain carbon neutral certification under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). This is the only Australian  Government endorsed carbon neutral certification in Australia.

Which organisations are certified carbon neutral?

See a list of all certified carbon neutral companies in Australia, including a number Pangolin clients.

Your NCOS application

Talk to us about the technical aspects of your NCOS application. We will take you through the essential steps:

  • Measure your footprint. Know how much and what you need to reduce. Talk to us about a Greenhouse Gas Assessment and an Energy Audit.
  • Reduce your emissions. Put an Emissions Management Plan (EMP) in place. We provide detailed recommendations for reducing your impact on the environment.
  • Offset emissions you cannot reduce. We purchase and retire certified carbon credits on your behalf.
  • Verify your documentation. If you have already achieved the above, we can independently verify your NCOS documentation.

NCOS regulations are stringent. It is important to understand the requirements before developing your carbon neutrality plan. Talk to us for more information.

Carbon neutrality – the basics

What you need to achieve

You can apply for carbon neutral certification under NCOS when your organisation’s net emissions are zero. Achieving carbon neutrality is a combination of measuring, reducing, and offsetting emissions.

Certifying just part of your business

All or a part of your business may become carbon neutral under the National Carbon Offset Standard, e.g. business operations, specific products or services.
Applications for certification under NCOS involves:

  1. Measuring your carbon footprint
  2. Undertaking an Emissions Management Plan (EMP)
  3. Offsetting emissions you cannot eliminate through NCOS approved carbon credits
  4. Preparing a Public Disclosure Summary
  5. Verification of the above
  6. Submitting the application and fees

Third party verifications

The entity that undertakes step 5 above must be independent from the other points. Read more (Government of Australia website).

Carbon neutral certification logo under NCOS (National Carbon Offset Standard).Using the NCOS logo and for how long

You can use the NCOS logo under license once certified carbon neutral. There are strict guidelines for use.

Carbon neutral certification is valid for a 5-year period.  See more on maintaining certification (Government of Australia website).

Why choose Pangolin Associates

Highly accredited

Our auditors are registered under the Clean Energy Regulator’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act (NGER). This meets strict NCOS verification requirements.

See Pangolin compliance and our accreditations.

Range of experience

We have worked with a range of organisations in Australia seeking carbon neutral certification: from ASX listed to smaller service-based companies, including manufacturers and local government.

Our services and carbon neutrality

  • Greenhouse Gas Assessment (carbon footprint). Read about our comprehensive assessments.
  • Verifications for Greenhouse Gas Assessments, Emissions Management Plans (EMPs) and Public Disclosure Summaries. We provide NCOS verifications. Alternatively, if we have done the work for you, another party will easily verify our reports. Our auditors are NGER registered (National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act).
  • Purchase and retirement of certified carbon credits. We are one of the few carbon management providers with transparent and highly visible carbon offsetting practices.

Ask our clients!

We are happy to provide references on request. Contact us for a free consultation on certified carbon neutrality (or carbon neutral certification) and how it affects your business.

Carbon neutral client Focus Press says…

As NGER registered, highly experienced auditors we confidently engaged Pangolin Associates for NCOS verification services. Pangolin made our path to carbon neutrality, potentially a difficult process, seamless and straightforward. We would wholeheartedly recommend them to any business looking to undertake this program.
Louise Pastro, Environmental Manager, Focus Press
November 2012 

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