Offsetters Becomes First Canadian Member Of The International Carbon Reduction And Offset Alliance
GLOBE-Net, November 26, 2013
Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc. (“OCS” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: COO) is pleased to announce that it has been granted membership to the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (“ICROA”). ICROA is a global alliance of the leading carbon management and offset providers.
ICROA is an industry association whose membership is dedicated to providing quality services to support organisations in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to projects that support sustainable development.
Its members operate across Europe, North America and Australia and it is housed within the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).
Sophy Greenhalgh, Programme Director, ICROA, announced “Offsetters joining the Alliance is great news, and we welcome them as our first Canadian member. The company has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to quality and credible carbon management and offset practices and is playing a leadership role in supporting the Canadian and international voluntary carbon market. We look forward to mutually supporting more businesses and organisations in undertaking efforts to implement ambitious and rigorous carbon management programmes.”
By joining ICROA, Offsetters has committed to following ICROA’s Code of Best Practice, a quality assurance programme for the provision of high quality carbon management solutions.
ICROA’s Code of Best Practice includes specific requirements for reducing emissions through comprehensive robust carbon management programmes, including carbon footprinting, greenhouse gas reduction and offsetting services.
“We are excited to be formally recognised as an organisation that meets internationally recognised best practices in carbon management services,” said Dr. James Tansey, CEO of Offsetters.
“Our membership in ICROA reinforces our commitment to providing our partners with quality services and offerings in the carbon and sustainability space. We are eager to participate in this alliance with our fellow global leaders in the voluntary market, and collectively act to strengthen and communicate the work of our industry.”
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President and CEO
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The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) is an international non-profit alliance of businesses providing carbon reduction and offset services. ICROA members operate across Europe, North American and Australia and are managed by an independent secretariat operated within the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) www.ieta.org. The primary aim of ICROA is to promote best practices in carbon management and offsetting. ICROA keeps abreast of the latest developments within carbon management and the carbon markets to ensure its members adhere to the best possible practices in the industry. www.icroa.org
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About Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc.
Offsetters is Canada’s largest and most diversified carbon management solutions company. Its team of industry leaders specializes in the origination, development and commercialization of high-quality carbon offset projects, and through a comprehensive offering of sustainability consultancy services Offsetters helps organizations understand, reduce and offset their climate impact.. For more information, please visit us at www.offsetters.ca.