PAS 2060 Specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality

Do your customers trust your statement about your carbon footprint?

Find out how to make sure your claims are correct and gain your customers' confidence with PAS 2060.

Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2060 gives general requirements to be met by anyone wanting to achieve and demonstrate carbon neutrality.

PAS 2060 will help your business:

• Reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
• Meet your environment and sustainability objectives
• Allow your customers to know that your carbon neutrality statements are true and reliable
• Allow you to use the same criteria as your competitors
• Improve on your energy performance which will save you money on your energy bills
• Get rid of the negative views of your staff about carbon neutrality.

PAS 2060 tells you how to quantify, reduce and offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a specific subject including:

• Activities
• Products
• Services
• Buildings
• Projects and major developments
• Towns and cities
• Events.

PAS 2060 can be used by anyone wanting to cut GHG emissions including:

• Regional or local government
• Communities
• Organizations/companies or parts of organizations (including brands)
• Clubs or social groups
• Families
• Individuals.

Confused about all of the wording?

If you are not sure what all of this means here are a few definitions that will help.

If you are carbon neutral that means that there is no increase in GHG emission to the atmosphere as a result of your product, service, business or action.

Your carbon footprint is the total GHG caused by your product, service, building or action.

The contents of PAS 2060 include:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Demonstrating carbon neutrality
5 Determination and substantiation of the subject and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
6 Quantification of the carbon footprint
7 Commitment to carbon neutrality
8 Achievement of GHG emissions reductions
9 Offsetting residual GHG emissions
10 Declarations (in respect of carbon neutrality)
11 Maintaining carbon neutral status
Annex A (normative) Permissible declarations in respect of carbon neutrality in accordance with PAS 2060
Annex B (informative) Qualifying Explanatory Statements (QES) Checklists
List of tables

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