Carbon Certification

Natural Carbon Solutions exists to bring real credibility and objectivity to Net Zero Carbon commitments. The carbon footprinting and offsetting landscape suffers from excess ambiguity and requires consistency, transparency and an increase in measurement quality. Natural Carbon Solutions certification has been established to certify carbon footprints and offsetting schemes, and uniquely integrates all of the major international standards and guidelines in one exemplary Protocol so that your footprinting and Net Zero strategy is best-in-class.  

Natural Carbon Solutions is the only certifier that offers publicly available technical guidance in the form of our comprehensive, industry-leading Protocols so that you have peace of mind and clarity with your Net Zero targets. The Protocols for buildings and events are the first of their kind, these sectors have either had no existing verification scheme or inadequate footprinting procedures until now. Our certification provides the most complete carbon measurement of any scheme, and all certifications go through the 3rd party verification process to you can build a dependable Net Zero roadmap in any sector with any size of company.  


Natural Carbon Solutions is the first UK Net Zero Certification available for buildings and events.  

Carbon Footprinting Certification

Certifying your carbon footprint is fundamental in achieving credibility and mandatory for reaching Net Zero. With each key milestone achieved on your Net Zero journey, Natural Carbon Solutions certification means you can celebrate and communicate progress along the way with all key stakeholders. Third-party certification minimises the risks of criticism and ambiguity in your sustainability and Net Zero strategy as you’ll be able to clearly demonstrate the 3rd party verified and robust measurement and carbon reduction you’ve taken to reach your targets.  

Natural Carbon Solutions is at the forefront of carbon footprinting certification and provides transparency with its detailed Footprinting Protocol, outlining exactly how all key milestones and certifications are achieved.

Our certification is available for Organisations, Buildings, Events or Products. Each journey will vary but each certification typically follows these key steps which are undertaken sequentially when undertaking the Net Zero pathway:

  1. Carbon MeasuredComplete carbon footprint measurement has been completed
  2. Carbon ReducedAchievement of ambitious Science Based carbon reductions   
  3. Carbon NeutralFollowing reductions carbon offsetting solutions have offset emissions within your control; Scopes 1 & 2
  4. Net Zero Carbon CommittedA Net Zero target and date has been set and a Science Based carbon reduction plan towards Net Zero is being successfully achieved
  5. Net Zero CarbonAchievement of Net Zero with a Science Based carbon reduction and offsetting solutions for all Scopes 1, 2 & 3
  6. Climate PositiveAchievement beyond Net Zero, which positive impact beyond Scopes 1, 2 & 3, and solutions are being implemented that go beyond carbon and give back to the environment

Certification Categories

The Natural Carbon Solutions certification scheme provides third-party verification of carbon footprints. Natural Carbon Solutions is a Science Based aligned protocol which uses best-practice international standards. 


Certify your organisation's steps to Net Zero


The UK's first Net Zero certification scheme for buildings


Display your achievements with a carbon certification label


The only Net Zero certification of it's kind for events

Carbon Offsetting Certification

Natural Carbon Solutions certification verifies carbon offsetting projects so that you are guaranteed accountability and longevity in your Net Zero commitments. 

Our Protocols

For full transparency you can review our comprehensive, industry-leading protocols so that you have peace of mind and clarity with your Net Zero targets.