Gold Standard response to inaccuracies in ZDF report on Aldi

I am writing to you from the Gold Standard Foundation to alert you to inaccuracies and misleading commentary in your recent report on Aldi and their carbon offsetting programme, which involves claims and insinuations about a Gold Standard certified project.


Claims evolution for a new era of climate action

Fortunately, consensus is taking shape about this new claims era, with the recent publication of the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity initiative’s Claims Code of Practice, WRI’s Guidance on Voluntary Use of Nature-based Solution Carbon Credits Through 2040 and the Nordic Code of Best Practice for Voluntary C


Gold Standard response to Yle series on carbon offsetting

Appropriateness of carbon offsetting as a climate solution

Innovating in Carbon Removals

We are therefore pleased to announce the publication of two new carbon removal methodologies that meet Gold Standard best practice principles for environmental integrity and sustainable development. One nature-based solution, the other tech based, reflecting the two key ways of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


Terms of Reference for development of Gold Standard Requirements for Certification of Impact Funds


As part of this programme, Gold Standard is undertaking a rigorous and transparent technical process to develop a new standard that draws on the Gold Standard for Global Goals (GS4GG) and that will facilitate certification of Impact Investment Funds like SCF-Global.


Expert Consultation Group on alignment with the Paris Agreement

Gold Standard is committed to aligning with the Paris Agreement, to ensure continued quality of credits, and to ensure credits can be appropriately used for different and evolving purposes. This includes new uses in addition to the voluntary carbon market, such as use by aeroplane operators to comply with CORSIA and use by governments seeking to use Article 6 as part of a strategy to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).


Gold Standard and Landscape Finance Lab announce collaboration to scale up finance for sustainable landscapes


"Gold Standard and the Landscape Finance Lab have worked together for many years to address best practice in identification, measurement, management and valuation of SDG impact,” said Felicity Spors, Head of Sustainable Finance at Gold Standard. “We look forward to working more closely together to drive investments where they are most needed to support holistic approaches to achieving SDG impact and supply chain decarbonisation in a collective way,”


Gold Standard spin-off SustainCERT secures $10 million in series A capital

Having been the founder and major shareholder, Gold Standard is delighted that the mission-driven organisation it incubated has secured this investment that allows it to expand its efforts to create a 'race to the top' for credible impact certification.