STATEMENT: Mandatory reduction of greenhouse gases and even greater transparency

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STATEMENT: Mandatory reduction of greenhouse gases and even greater transparency

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· ClimatePartner launches a new climate action label called "ClimatePartner Certification", which sets higher requirements for companies, including mandatory emission reduction targets.

· The Climate ID page shows companies' full climate action strategy and offers consumers transparency into all measures of their voluntary climate action commitments.

· After a transition phase, the existing *Carbon Neutral* label will no longer be valid.

NEWS AKTUELL // Munich/Barcelona.- In the fight against climate change, the voluntary commitment of companies continues to play a crucial role. At the same time, the regulatory framework is changing and existing sustainability standards are being challenged. Therefore, ClimatePartner has developed a new solution with "ClimatePartner Certification", which takes into account the increased demands for comprehensive climate action and, in particular, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Companies wishing to use this new ClimatePartner label must make an initial calculation of their carbon footprint and recalculate it regularly. Even if companies only plan to use the label for a single product, they must set organizational reduction targets and demonstrate that they have already implemented reduction measures. In addition, companies must contribute to global climate action by financing climate projects. The new "ClimatePartner Certification" label is a confirmation and symbol of a company's commitment to climate action. Refers via a link or QR code to an individual climate identification page, through which consumers can access the company's climate action journey. With a single click, it is possible to see, among other things, which reduction measures have already been implemented and which goals the company is pursuing for long-term climate action.

Moritz Lehmkuhl, founder and CEO of ClimatePartner, explains: "Our new label 'ClimatePartner Certification' not only raises higher demands for commitment to climate action, but also confirms that this is pursued in the long term and becomes part of the strategy This is a decisive evolution, because it is no longer about individual climate action efforts, but about continuous reduction in combination with transparency in companies' sustainability strategy."

The contribution to climate action for individual services or events is still possible.

As climate projects continue to be an indispensable part of global climate action, ClimatePartner will also offer the possibility to support such projects for those companies that are not yet as advanced in their sustainability strategy or are not able to meet the most demanding requirements. tall. As a rule, these are companies that are at the beginning of their journey towards climate action or specific projects or unique services, for example events, for which long-term reduction targets cannot be defined. In these cases, it is possible to support certified climate projects to help generate the investments that are urgently needed to reach the 1.5 degree target. This voluntary commitment can also be indicated by a "financial climate contribution" label.

In this case, maximum transparency is vital: * We have seen in the past how important it is that climate action is visible and that both companies and end consumers commit to it*, adds Lehmkuhl. *In this regard, we continue our strategy of helping companies credibly communicate their commitment to climate action through our climate identification page. Here, consumers can also find out on a website which climate projects have been supported."

The label that ClimatePartner used until now, *carbon neutral*, will expire after a transition phase and will no longer be available.

ClimatePartner provides answers to the new solutions needed for voluntary climate action by companies

A lot of time and effort has gone into developing the new solution concept: ClimatePartner's team of climate action experts have been working intensively on it for two years, gathering external feedback as part of a stakeholder integration process interested parties, has developed the methodology and software and has expanded the offer of advice. * ClimatePartner Certification * is a new symbol of quality and marks another milestone in voluntary climate action. For this reason, ClimatePartner has registered a guarantee mark for this new label through which the quality of its content is confirmed.

Here you will find more information about * ClimatePartner Certification *.

About ClimatePartner

ClimatePartner supports companies in climate protection: With our consultancy and software solution approach, we help our customers to actively contribute to climate protection and embed it firmly in their strategy. Companies can calculate their carbon footprint or that of their products, set emission reduction targets, apply reductions, finance climate protection projects and communicate their commitment to climate protection. These five steps can be followed transparently with the "ClimatePartner Certification" label and via the climate identification page. When it is not possible to meet these requirements, we offer the opportunity to participate in the financing of certified climate protection projects and to demonstrate this through the label "Climate financial contribution" and subsequent monitoring via the climate identification page.

With our ClimatePartner Impact division, we develop high-quality, certified climate protection projects. These and the other climate protection projects in our portfolio always have added value for the local population, in addition to the positive effects on the climate, because we are guided by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ??

ClimatePartner was founded in Munich in 2006. Our more than 500 employees in Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Boston, Essen, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich (headquarters), Paris, Stockholm, The Hague, Vienna and Zurich support more than 6,000 companies from more than 60 countries.?


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