One carbon offset represents one metric tonne of greenhouse gas emissions reduced or removed from the atmosphere. A carbon offset is created by either a) removing one tonne of emissions from the atmosphere by for example planting forests, or b) preventing one tonne of emissions from reaching the atmosphere by for example replacing a fossil-fuel burning power plant with a wind farm.
Carbon offsetting allows individuals and businesses to invest in environmental projects around the world in order to reduce their carbon footprint. Projects are most commonly designed to reduce future emissions, such as through clean energy technology or protecting ancient forests from being cleared.
One carbon offset is equal to one metric tonne of carbon dioxide reductions.
An activity, product or organisation is carbon neutral when its greenhouse gas emissions are equal to zero. To become carbon neutral, companies must rigorously calculate their emissions, reduce them as much as possible, then purchase and retire carbon offsets to the equivalent of the remaining emissions.
As planes fly they burn fuel that releases greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. We have calculated the emissions for each flight available on Webjet, and as a passenger you can offset your share of these emissions. We then pass your offset contribution to verified carbon offset projects around the world that mitigate climate change, protect wildlife and nourish communities.
Accommodation factors have been produced from a global database of over 3,000 hotels across the globe leveraging the Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index which is widely recognised as the global best practice for estimating carbon, water and energy. BlueHalo™ has matched the most granular data available for each location. BlueHalo™ has also in most cases identified the class of hotel (1-5 star) and applied the appropriate emissions factors.
Future Planet only supports carbon offset projects that are verified at the highest international standards. Of course, it is critical to ensure that the emission reductions generated by these projects are actually occurring. This is the work of accreditors like the VCS Program and the Gold Standard to ensure that once projects have been certified against rigorous criteria, project developers can then be issued tradable carbon offsets.
We procure offsets from a diverse portfolio of international and domestic projects, including projects in every State/Territory across Australia and every continent in the world. All of our offsets are compliant under the Australian Government’s Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard. Our projects are all accredited under a strict third-party verification standard. These standards have a rigorous set of rules and requirements to ensure each project delivers real, permanent, and additional benefits.
If you are interested in purchasing ACCUs then we are happy to assist. TEM is the largest voluntary buyer of ACCUs however to comply with Australian Financial Services License requirements, we are unable to include Australian offsets in our online portfolio. If you are interested in Australian offsets, please contact us.
Under the requirements of the Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) we are required to collect information to ensure that we can sell carbon offsets to your organisation as a wholesale client. This requires us to collect some information which is part of a standard ‘Know Your Client’ process. The information provided is used solely for this purpose and is kept strictly confidential.
"Our business is dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and BlueHalo™ has supported our emissions reduction strategy with offsets from beautiful projects. I didn't expect it to be this simple."
Copernicus Felis, Preston Seafoods
"We operate Australia's largest fleet provider and recognise that our customers want a more sustainable fleet solution. Now we have one to offer them."
Jessica Lee, National Fleet Service
Customers are increasingly demanding more sustainable travel options and through Sustainable Traveller we now offer Webjet customers the ability to contribute to efforts that work to balance out the carbon footprint of their travels. When choosing a carbon offset partner, we examined the...
David Galt, CEO Webjet OTA