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How do organisations ensure the sustainability of their chosen offset projects?

Organisations can ensure the sustainability of their chosen offset projects through careful selection and due diligence. They can follow these steps:

  • Verification: Choose high-standard projects verified by leading independent third-party organisations to ensure credibility.
  • Project type: Select projects that align with your values, such as reforestation, afforestation, or energy-efficient cookstoves.
  • Additionality: Ensure the project leads to real emissions reductions beyond what would occur naturally or legally.
  • Local and global impact: Balance local and global projects based on your organisation's scope of operations.
  • Long-term commitment: Opt for projects with lasting environmental benefits, contributing to long-term sustainability.
  • Transparency: Verify project details, impact measurement methods, and emissions reductions achieved.

By following these criteria, organisations can ensure that their chosen carbon offset projects effectively contribute to sustainability goals while maintaining their environmental integrity and positive social and environmental impacts.

All DGB Group’s projects are independently verified by leading standards to ensure their quality and impact. Our projects also offer many benefits in addition to carbon sequestration, and they have a long-term, positive impact. We pride ourselves on transparency and quality in our mission to restore nature.