Becoming carbon neutral 

What does 'Carbon Neutral' mean?

An organisation, activity, process, event or building is considered ’carbon neutral‘ when its net greenhouse gas emissions are equal to zero.

To achieve carbon neutral certification in Australia, entities must undertake a Greenhouse Gas Assessment or carbon footprint of all carbon emissions generated by their operations, reduce these where possible, offset any remaining emissions through the purchase of approved carbon credits, and publicly report on carbon neutrality.

The Australian Government's Carbon Neutral Program certifies organisations, products and services, events and precincts against Climate Active standards. This certification process will then allow you to use the official Carbon Neutral trademark and the term ‘carbon neutral certified’.

How can Greenfleet support my business?

For organisations seeking or maintaining Carbon Neutral accreditation, Greenfleet offers a unique package of Greenfleet offsets bundled with Climate Active approved credits.

With this package, you can elect to purchase one Climate Active approved credit for each tonne of carbon emissions you offset through Greenfleet. Please note that Greenfleet guidelines apply. 

Greenfleet offsets support local Australian native reforestation projects with strong environmental and biodiversity outcomes. Your carbon offset contributes directly to future carbon sequestration projects and ensures your organisation is leading the way on climate action.

Climate Active approved credits
are offset units (such as VCUs and Gold Standard carbon credits) which are eligible to be used to achieve Carbon Neutral certification. These credits are predominantly derived from overseas renewable energy projects and are generated from existing or past carbon emissions reduction projects.

This joint approach to your carbon offsetting program ensures you receive:

- Climate Active approved credits that can be used to meet your Carbon Neutral certification from an existing international project
- Greenfleet carbon offsets which invest in the Australian environment and build climate change resilience.

Getting started is easy

For more information, please contact our Partnerships Manager on: +61 3 9642 0570 or

You can also view our 2018 Impact Report and download our flyer Becoming-Carbon-Neutral (PDF 0.4MB)

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