Under Climate Active (formally known as the National Carbon Offset Standard), businesses are empowered to seek carbon neutral certification. This certification is available for: organisations, products, services, events, precincts, or buildings.
As part of the certification process, organisations are encouraged to develop an emissions reduction strategy and work to reduce emissions. All remaining emissions must be offset through the purchase of carbon credits, allowing for a business to become carbon neutral.
RSM was engaged to conduct an assurance engagement for a large paper manufacturing business to validate their carbon neutral claim.
Value add outcome
A detailed analysis of all inputs into the paper manufacturing process, ensuring that all emission sources were accounted for and included in the carbon account. Through this engagement, RSM was able to provide assurance services which have allowed many of the manufacturer’s products to continue to be certified as carbon neutral.