Offsetters joins the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance

Another Canadian "first" for industry leading Vancouver-based Offsetters

LONDON, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA), a global alliance of the leading carbon management and offset providers announces Offsetters as its first Canadian member.

ICROA is an industry association whose membership is dedicated to providing quality services to support organisations to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to projects that support sustainable development. Its members operate across Europe, North America and Australia and it is housed in the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).

ICROA is delighted to welcome Offsetters to the Alliance. 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 voluntary carbon market. For example, Offsetters was the Official Supplier of Carbon Offsets to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and worked closely with the organizing committee to deliver the first carbon neutral Games in the history of the Olympic movement.

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 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 of our fellow global leaders in the voluntary market, and collectively act to strengthen and communicate the work of our industry."

Sophy Greenhalgh, Programme Director, ICROA, announced, "Offsetters joining the Alliance is great news. They are our first Canadian member and together we look forward to mutually supporting more business and organisations to take efforts to implement ambitious and rigorous carbon management programmes."

Note to editors:

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SOURCE: Offsetters Climate Solutions

For further information:

Media contacts: 

Sophy Greenhalgh, ICROA: greenhalgh@ieta.org or +447967428247

Melanie Wong, Offsetters: melanie@offsetters.ca or +1 778.945.0955

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