Catalyst a qualified consultant for CarboNZero

Catalyst® is an approved consultant for CEMARS® (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reductions Scheme) and carboNZeroCertTM certification programmes. These internationally accredited internationally accredited programmes involve measuring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions of either an organization or a product.

Catalyst® consultant,Wymond Symes, says "we undertake a range of carbon footprinting services and the ability to offer CEMARS and carboNZero certification complements our services. While many businesses are initially happy to quantify and understand their footprint others wish for certification which involves a third party audit".

carboNZero certification differs from CEMARS certification in that it includes an additional offsetting step so that "carbon neutral" claims can be made. To date over 100 businesses have achieved carboNZero certification with a significant amount currently going through the process. A further 100 have obtained CEMARS certification including businesses from the UK, Chile, Australia, UAE as well as here in New Zealand. The process from both programmes is verified by an independent third party, giving you assurance on any market claims you may make.

Wymond notes "some of the options for measuring and certifying a businesses carbon footprint can be confusing and we welcome the opportunity to talk this through with interested businesses to help them determine what is the most appropriate option. Importantly we can offer these services to clients in both Australia and New Zealand".

To find out more about either programme and which would be most suitable for your business please contact Wymond on 027 560 8776 or email him.

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