Gold Standard and Science Based Targets define critical role for carbon credits

Gold Standard has entered into a collaboration with the Science Based Targets Initiative to explore the role of businesses in financing additional emissions reductions outside of their own operations or supply chain. This provides further means for the private sector to accelerate global decarbonisation.


Leading businesses join Fairtrade and Gold Standard in the fight against climate change.

Logistics company Deutsche Post DHL Group and international retailer Marks & Spencer are among a raft of businesses to partner with Fairtrade in a new initiative to support farmers and vulnerable rural communities in their fight against climate change. Others who have committed to join the scheme include a renewable energy supplier and two leading coffee roasters.


International business leaders speak out on carbon offsetting

In a video released today, the companies explain why offset strategies are good business sense, the challenges and opportunities their approach has created, and why they believe it has made a difference. Companies throughout the world, including Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover and Marks and Spencer have adopted carbon-offset approaches to enable them to go beyond the reduction targets they could achieve through internal change.


ForestFinest chocolate - a sustainable indulgence

The new ForestFinest chocolate is made from cocoa grown in a sustainably managed cocoa forest in Panama that captures more CO2 than is emitted through the production and transport of the chocolate bars, which are handcrafted from bean to bar by CocoáFair in South Africa. The chocolate comes in nine different flavours promising a sustainable indulgence for all conscientious chocolate lovers.


UNOPS seeking to procure Gold Standard CERs

UNOPS is looking to procure 90,000 CERs. They are searching for 50k GS CERs + 40k with requirements for additional benefits (where Gold Standard projects are a likely fit). The deadline is very soon - this Friday 25th September.


Join our TAC for Land Use & Forests

We are seeking two new members for our Land Use & Forests Technical Advisory Committee with the following expertise:

1. Senior expert (10-15 years experience) in Agriculture/Agronomy:


Feature your project

One of the key outputs from our recent strategic planning process is to implement an active demand building strategy. As part of this strategy, we have created an exciting new website that will be aimed at a more corporate audience. We would like to use this website as a tool to showcase the greater impact and value of Gold Standard projects.


First Australian project earns Gold Standard certification

Over the past eight years, Carbon Neutral has established innovative large-scale reforestation projects which extend across 10,000 hectares of the Western Australian Wheatbelt – in the process creating Australia’s largest revegetation project based on carbon capture and biodiversity.


Strategic Plan Update

We are happy to share progress on our strategic planning process, which has been a team priority over the past months. I am very grateful to those of you who have spent time with us to share your insights into the market, the challenges you face as well as successes and innovation, and opportunities to collaborate in the future.
The Gold Standard’s strategy begins with our new Vision, Mission and Values—the pillars on which we build our plan.

Perspectives on the Voluntary Carbon Market

Ecosystem Marketplace, CMIA, and ICROA recently hosted a webinar to discuss the findings of the 2015 State of the Voluntary Carbon Market Report {{PDF}}, which yielded questions that seem to be top of mind across the market. Gold Standard shares our perspective on these pressing issues.