Licence Agreement

Achieving the standard

To become carbon neutral, businesses and organisations:

  • calculate the greenhouse gas emissions generated by their activity, such as fuel or electricity use and travel
  • reduce these emissions as much as possible by investing in new technology or changing the way they operate
  • offset any remaining emissions by purchasing carbon offset units.

Once you have cancelled out your emissions you have reached a state called ‘carbon neutral’ and can be certified

Licence Agreement

To become certified, businesses enter into a licence agreement with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. The licence agreement includes:


  • Terms and conditions for certification against the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard and use of the Certification Trademark
  • glossary and interpretation
  • fee schedule
  • reporting schedule
  • validation schedule.