Verified Carbon Standard

VCS projects: cookstoves, wind, REDD+, firewood, solar cookers, deforestation, bonobo
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Offset your emissions using high integrity Verified Carbon Standard accredited carbon credits

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) is one of the two highest ranked voluntary carbon market Standards (we sell both), according to Australia’s Climate Change Authority in 2022

VCS scored ~90% for Integrity, Principles and Governance and demonstrated high overall quantitative integrity

A rules-based Standard with clear policies, thorough procedures and ample supporting evidence online

Project Types

VCS project types cover Energy, Humanity and Nature-based projects

Our Carbon Offset Portfolio offers a selection of carbon offsets from VCS project types like:

wind

REDD+

solar PV

cookstoves

solar cookers

safe water (filtration)

waste biomass to energy

run-of-river hydro-electricity

Carbon Credit Price

The price of VCS carbon credits reflects project complexity, not quality

If price is a key consideration in your carbon offset purchase, then VCS carbon credits offer a wider selection of project types at each price point

Key Features

VCS accredited carbon offset projects meet accepted quality standards and are

  • independently verified
  • uniquely numbered
  • transparently listed in a central database

VCS carbon offset projects create Verified Carbon Units (VCUs)

Each VCU

  • has a unique serial number
  • is listed in the Verra Registry
  • is able to be tracked from issuance to retirement
VCS project types - REDD+, hydro, safe water, cookstoves
VCS project types - REDD+, hydro, safe water, cookstoves
VCS project types - wind, deforestation, biodiversity, solar cookers
VCS project types - wind, deforestation, biodiversity, solar cookers

This chain of custody and the Standard ensures that all VCUs are

  • real
  • additional
  • permanent
  • independently verified
  • unique
  • traceable

This is why we choose to sell VCS carbon offsets

Sustainability Beyond Carbon

The VCS projects sold by Beyond Neutral create sustainability co-benefits beyond the carbon

You can purchase carbon credits from projects that

  • improve local infrastructure (bridges, roads, electricity supply)
  • improve access to medicines and education
  • increase local employment and improve opportunities for local businesses
  • reduce firewood gathering
  • stop deforestation and habitat loss
  • improve the living conditions of women and children

Beyond Neutral identifies each project’s sustainability co-benefits during the quoting process

VCS projects create sustainability benefits beyond just carbon
VCS projects create sustainability benefits beyond just carbon

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Buying carbon offsets from Beyond Neutral is easy

All the projects sold by Beyond Neutral are accredited under either VCS or Gold Standard , so the offset you buy has been created by a project

  • that follows a specific methodology
  • has been verified as having occurred by one of that Standard’s third party verification bodies
  • is tracked in that Standard’s Registry using a unique serial number from issuance until retirement on your behalf
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