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CNG announces Climate Neutral Certification Standard


Environment

October 19, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

Climate Neutral Group (CNG) announced the launch of its Climate Neutral Certification Standard.

The standard includes a reduction component, requiring companies to meet an annual reduction target with the aim of reaching Absolute zero by 2050.

The certification standard provides a practical process and tools towards climate neutrality, while ensuring that a company is verified against strict criteria by independent certification bodies.

A range of companies are compliant with the certification standard in their journeys to absolute zero. Ahold Delhaize Coffee Company, a global coffee supplier, has certified most of its coffee brands. Dairy company Arla Netherlands has certified its organic milk range from farm to fridge, and Dutch flower company Bloomon obtained certification for its organization and flower bouquets across the whole supply chain in five countries in Europe.

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“It’s time for us to be brave and take full responsibility for our emissions. Our comprehensive standard provides a guarantee that an organisation is indeed on its way to Absolute zero. We’re pleased to aim high as the first climate neutral standard to achieve ISEAL membership, and help businesses take real and measurable actions.” said René Toet, Managing Director, CNG.

Climate Neutral Group has been approved as a Community Member of ISEAL, the global organization that brings leading sustainability standards together.

“I’m very happy to congratulate Climate Neutral Group on becoming an ISEAL Community Member. Their standard provides an ambitious yet scalable route to support companies in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. We are excited to have a fresh perspective in the ISEAL learning community, and to have another member directly focussed on helping to solve the climate emergency.” said Karin Kreider, Executive Director, ISEAL.