Getting practical about carbon neutrality with PAS 2060 – the standard supporting carbon neutrality commitment
Carbon neutrality is a common goal in many organizations’ sustainability goals. An area that is both highly important and multifaceted, standards play a vital role in building and managing a best practice-led journey. From broad-ranging standards encompassing carbon neutrality at the strategic, organizational, and product-level, to highly specific standards such as those denoting competency requirements for reporting.
Making the 2021 G7 Leaders’ Summit carbon neutral
In June 2021, the UK hosted the G7 Leaders’ Summit, welcoming figureheads from some of the world’s largest economies including Australia, Canada, the EU, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, the UK, and the US. A key focus of the summit was to form agreements on the international response to climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
With climate change so high on the agenda, it was important that the G7 Summit was managed to ensure it achieved carbon neutrality. Using the best available guidance, primarily PAS 2060, as well as internationally recognized standards on the measurement and reporting of GHG impacts, the UK Government was able to achieve this, submitting a PAS 2060 claim to demonstrate the credibility of the event’s carbon-neutral label.
Bentley Motors’ 5-year commitment
Luxury car manufacturer, Bentley Motors Limited, has made a commitment to maintaining carbon neutrality across its manufacturing, testing, and development sites in accordance with PAS 2060. The standard will help the company measure, reduce, offset and validate its emissions to demonstrate carbon neutrality between 2020 and 2025.
Read more about carbon neutrality and how BSI provides high-level guidance on the key areas any business should consider in their approach and implementation of a carbon neutrality journey, providing standards insights and best practice examples.
Greenhouse gas management standards
To help make GHG management more workable, the process can be broken into 5 distinct stages. These include: Assess; Reduce & Manage; Offset; Declare, Claim & Report; and Assurance. For each stage, there are several standards that will help to provide your organization with the necessary best practice framework for success.
Standards can play a significant part in accelerating the transition to a net zero economy and define a journey to reach carbon neutrality. They provide clear and practical guidance for organizations of all sizes and sectors to mitigate – and adapt to – climate change.
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