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If your organisation wants to have a positive environmental impact by reducing its carbon footprint, we have developed resources for Australian organisations to help you get started.

When you partner with us to reduce your footprint, you support native tree planting projects that deliver greater social, environmental and economic impacts than just carbon sequestration.

Got questions? Please get in touch. You can also work with us to develop your own Australian Reforestation Project.

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Carbon footprint calculations must be done for a specific, retrospective time period (e.g. a historic month, quarter, or year). Choose the calculation period that works best for your business.

E.g. “Company A” knows they wants to offset their carbon footprint for the 2022 financial year. Their footprint calculation will include emissions from all business activity from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Accurate calculations are data driven. Depending on your business activities, information such as electricity, fuel and water consumption may be required. Don’t worry, our calculator will guide you through the data you need to collect.

It’s best practice to set a reporting cycle to collect this data (e.g. at the end of every quarter). It can take time to establish this process, but once set up it’s relatively easy. This process can also help identify areas of the business where easy emissions reductions can be made.

START CALCULATING

To calculate emissions, the data needs to be entered into a carbon calculation tool like our DIY Business Calculator. Becoming carbon neutral is often a journey. Start with the business areas with easily accessible data (e.g. air travel, fuel and electricity). Over time, a road map can be developed to collect the more complicated data. Making a start means you’re taking climate action.

To become carbon neutral, you must purchase carbon offsets equal to your calculated emissions. One offset represents 1 tonne of CO2e being taken out of the atmosphere elsewhere in the economy.

There are different types of offsets. At Carbon Positive Australia we believe the best offsets come from projects that protect and restore native environments in addition to capturing carbon. We provide offsets from our biodiverse reforestation projects.

Carbon neutrality only applies to the period calculated and offset. Remaining carbon neutral it is a continuing cycle of calculating, reducing and offsetting.

Need some help completing your company’s carbon footprint calculations? We have a downloadable Carbon Calculation Tip Sheet, to help start the process.

Accessing our full calculator

We have a comprehensive business calculator available in Excel. The calculator covers the following emissions: energy usage, air travel, fleet vehicles, land travel, staff commuting, accommodation, freight, waste, food & drink, and water. 

This is the right tool for your business if:

  • You want to get an accurate carbon footprint of all business activities
  • You have access to the required information, such as: units of water and electricity consumed, fuel consumed etc.

This may not be the right tool if you are calculating the footprint of a product, or completing lifecycle assessment.

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FAQ's

All funds go towards supporting our charitable objectives which are planting native trees and providing educational resources. We also have fundraising and administration costs which a portion of your donation supports. To view our financial reports please go here. If you contribute via plant a tree or carbon offsets your funds will be allocated to planting pools from all of our planting sites.

It really depends. Generally, carbon uptake is measured on a per-hectare basis, rather than a per-tree basis. The amount of carbon sequestered per hectare depends on tree growth, which depends on the species and the planting density. In high rainfall zones with good quality soil, it may take 3-5 trees over 25 years to remove 1 tonne of carbon dioxide. In lower rainfall zones with poorer soil, it could take as many as 15 trees.

We plant on cleared and degraded land across Australia, with a particular focus on the Western Australian wheatbelt. We mostly work on rural land where large areas have been cleared for agriculture. In 2021 we have expanded our portfolio of projects to develop community and urban projects throughout Australia. These will focus on activating community tree planting and climate mitigation. You can find out more about our current and past projects here.

Sometimes. Many of our projects are located in remote areas without facilities to cater for volunteer groups. Our carbon projects must adhere to strict planting methodologies so we tend to use professional planting contractors.

As we undertake more community planting projects we may have more opportunities for self-funded volunteer groups. Please contact us if you are interested.

Business contributions can be more complicated. It depends on the nature of the gift/contribution. The ATO has information on their website or please contact us.

We follow the methodologies set out by the Australian Governments Emission Reduction Fund, using the Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM) to measure the amount of CO2e captured.  Due to the high cost and administration requirements, these projects are not externally audited. This enables us to take on new projects and plant more trees. We supply in-depth planting and monitoring reports and photography to provide transparency around on-ground activities. 

Our carbon offsets/credits are not verified or accredited offsets as they have not been validated and verified by an accredited third party. Unverified offsets are issued by the carbon project developer using relevant methodologies but are not independently verified.

How it works

Measure

Use our business quick calculations or our full calculator to calculate your business footprint.

Reduce

Develop strategies to reduce your emissions. Your calculations will help to identify key areas to address.

Communicate

Share your journey with staff, customers and stakeholders. We provide a communication pack and project updates.

Offset

Offset your footprint and reach carbon neutrality. Our native tree planting projects remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Quick Business Footprint Calculator

Choose from the quick offsets below to offset your annual business emissions based on Australian averages. If you want to do a comprehensive calculation of your carbon emissions, please contact us to use our Full Business Calculator.

Important information on our carbon credits

When offsetting with Carbon Positive Australia you are supporting native tree planting on degraded land across Australia. The funds go directly into our planting projects. We plant enough trees to offset each tonne of CO2e.

We follow the methodologies set out by the Australian Governments Emission Reduction Fund, using the Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM) to measure the amount of CO2e captured.  Due to the high cost and administration requirements, these projects are not externally audited. This enables us to take on new projects and plant more trees. We supply in-depth planting and monitoring reports and photography to provide transparency around on-ground activities.

Our carbon offsets/credits are not verified or accredited offsets as they have not been validated and verified by an accredited third party. Unverified offsets are issued by the carbon project developer using relevant methodologies but are not independently verified.

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ImageOffset TypeDescriptionTonnes CO2e OffsetQuantityPrice (inc GST)Offset Now
Offset Annual Office Emissions by Employee
1.6 tCO2e. This covers annual emissions from electricity, natural gas, water, waste, food and drinks, and paper consumption.  Learn More
1.6
$33.00

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Offset (Australian) Domestic Business Flights Short
0.4 tCO2e. This covers emissions from a short economy class flight within Australia (e.g. Brisbane to Melbourne).  Learn More
0.4
$11.00

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Offset (Australian) Domestic Business Flights Long
0.8 tCO2e. This covers emissions from a long economy class flight within Australia (e.g. Sydney to Perth).  Learn More
0.8
$16.50

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Offset International Business Flights Short
1.2 tCO2e. This covers emissions from a short economy class international flight from Australia (e.g. Melbourne to Singapore).  Learn More
1.2
$27.50

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Offset International Business Flights Long
2.0 tCO2e. This covers emissions from a long economy class international flight from Australia (e.g. Brisbane to Los Angeles).  Learn More
2.0
$44.00

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Offset Annual Business Car Usage - small car
2.5 tCO2e. This covers the average annual emissions from a small petrol car (e.g. Toyota Corolla).  Learn More
2.5
$55.00

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Offset Annual Business Car Usage - medium car
2.8 tCO2e. This covers the average annual emissions from a medium-sized petrol car (e.g. Mazda 6).  Learn More
2.8
$60.50

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Offset Annual Business Car Usage - large car
3.5 tCO2e. This covers the average annual emissions from a large petrol car (e.g. Toyota RAV4). Learn More
3.5
$77.00

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Offset Annual Business Car Usage - 4WD
5.6 tCO2e. This covers the average annual emissions from a petrol 4WD (e.g. Nissan Patrol).  Learn More
5.6
$121.00

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Offset Annual Business Scooter usage
0.5 tCO2e. This covers the average annual emissions from a scooter. Learn More
0.5
$11.00

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Offset Annual Business Motorbike usage
1.0 tCO2e. This covers the average annual emissions from a motorbike.  Learn More
1.0
$22.00

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Offset Annual Business Car usage - Hybrid
0.94 tCO2e. This covers the average annual emissions from a medium-sized hybrid car (e.g. Toyota Camry Ascent).  Learn More
0.94
$22.00

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Offset Business Travel Domestic Accommodation
0.04 tCO2e. This covers emissions from one room night in an average hotel in Australia. Learn More
0.4
$1.10

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Offset Business Travel International Accommodation
0.05 tCO2e. This covers emissions from one room night in an average overseas hotel. Learn More
0.5
$1.10

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Case Studies

Zulu & Zephyr

"Working with CPoz allows us to combat climate change while restoring degraded land and creating much-needed habitat and biodiversity, and with a project close to home we can see the direct and tangible impact this is making."

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Next Level Personnel

"I’m asking my clients within the Automotive Industry to get on board with me in making regular contributions to Carbon Positive Australia. Planting trees is something we can all contribute to now, therefore reducing our carbon footprint."

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Forbo Flooring Systems

“We have to take real action now, and partnering with Carbon Positive in Australia to help reduce emissions and also restore native Australian habitat was a logical choice and something our entire Australian team is passionate about.”

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Learn more about how businesses are working with us to create a carbon positive future.

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