Carbon offsets are sold as a way for consumers and businesses to reduce their environmental impact. By buying an offset, you pay to support projects that remove greenhouse gases (GHGs) like carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or stop them getting there in the first place. When too many GHGs build up in the atmosphere, the result is climate change.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently raised concerns that, “Consumers may be facing misleading and deceptive conduct associated with this emerging market.” And a 2007 report by the University of Sydney found that the term ‘carbon neutral’ is being exploited for PR and financial purposes.
PD&F achieved a NOC02 certirification with the Carbon Reduction Institute, whose offsets were recently rated by choice online and Carbon Offset Watch which provides independant offset rankining as “outstanding”
For details on CRI offsets see http://www.noco2.com.au/web/page/offset