"Carbon neutrality" is in vogue. More and more often, organisations advertise that their products, services or the entire organisation have no negative impact on the climate. In very few cases, however, is there transparent information about what exactly is behind this. For this reason, the German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA) has published a handout that provides information on the conditions under which the term "climate neutrality" or "greenhouse gas neutrality" can be considered credible.
The document makes clear that offsetting greenhouse gases is only a fraction of what is necessary for credible neutrality. However, organisations that take the guide into account and put it into practice can communicate with a clear conscience that they are on the path to carbon neutrality.