Certification as “Carbon Neutral Product”
The subject of climate change is also taking a more important role in the purchasing decisions of end consumers. Greenhouse gas emissions have to be reduced throughout the economy – including in the manufacture of products. More and more consumers therefore want to take measures against global warming by purchasing goods that are manufactured in an environmentally-friendly way. This is where products bearing the “Climate Neutral Product” mark from TÜV NORD have an advantage.
Target groups for certification
Certification is directed towards companies who
- contribute to climate change from conviction
- want to raise product profile by drawing attention to environmentally-friendly manufacture
- make sustainability and climate protection part of their image
- want a way of communicating emission reductions already achieved in their manufacturing process
Benefits of certification
Successful certification by TÜV NORD and the “Carbon Neutral Product” test mark offer a way of standing out from the competition and make products especially attractive to customers who are environmentally aware. In addition, monitoring of emission sources opens up savings potentials for the manufacturer, with reductions also leading to real financial benefits. Reductions also lead to real commercial advantages.
Prerequisites for certification
The prerequisite for certification is determination of a carbon footprint of the respective product in accordance with TÜV NORD standard TN-CC 007. This can be performed by the manufacturer himself or by a consultant. Certification includes verification of the carbon footprint and compensation of the calculated CO2 emissions. Valid CO2 certificates from climate protection projects should also be available in order to compensate for the CO2 emissions which have been calculated for the company.
Our know-how for your success
TÜV NORD is a well-established and reliable partner for inspection and certification services. Our experts and auditors have extensive knowledge based on experience and are generally permanently employed by TÜV NORD. This guarantees independence and neutrality, and also means we can offer continuity in supporting our clients. The benefit to you is clear: our auditors accompany and support the development of your company and provide you with objective feedback. TÜV NORD has comprehensive knowledge and also national and international references in the area of climate protection. We are accredited by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to validate, verify and certify international climate protection projects. To date we have performed these services for around 2,000 projects (Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation, and Voluntary Offset).