Green Initiative

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Engage in our Three Steps Process that will take your business to a New Level of Leadership and Competitiveness

The Green Initiative Certificates

Climate Positive

Climate Positive Certified means that your climate action has gone beyond neutrality, actually creating an environmental and climate benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Carbon Neutral

The Carbon Neutral certificate is a mark of dedication to climate action, displayed by successfull organizations around the world. It is reserved for companies, products and events that have achieved carbon neutrality.

Carbon Measured

It endorses quality of your business Carbon Footprint, supporting consistency and transparency.

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The United Nations Climate Change Agency has endorsed Green Initiative to provide advisory services and support to organizations willing to engage in climate action through the UN formal processes and technical standards.

It Takes 3 Steps to Get Certified

Step 1: CALCULATE

Step 2: MITIGATE

Step 3: CERTIFY

Step 1 - Calculate

Depending on your business goals, we will define the appropriate Scope and Protocols of your carbon emissions inventory. The most appreciated alternatives are Corporate Carbon Footprint, Product Cycle Footprint, and Value Chain Footprint.

Our expert team will support the complete inventory process, who will help you develop the technical expertise needed to introduce Climate Action into your business model.

Through Green Initiative’s Online Calculation Tool, your business will be able to:

  • Monitor your key climate performance indicators
  • Execute real time reports
  • Compare your performance over time

Step 2 - Mitigate

Having your business Carbon Footprint, you will be in a position to set Key Climate Performance Indicators for carbon emissions reduction.

Unavoidable emissions should be offset through carbon credits. We will support you in selecting the Climate Projects that better suit your business interests and challenges.

Learn more about our Climate Projects here.

Step 3 - Certify

Once you have complied with Steps 1 and 2, we will conduct an external validation process endorsed by the United Nations Climate Change.

Immediately after, we will provide your business with Green Initiative’s Carbon Neutral or Climate Positive certification, depending on the outreach of your mitigation efforts.

Green Initiative Certification Step 3 - Certify

MULTI INDUSTRY AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE

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Logistics

We are committed to supporting the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) goal of reducing the carbon intensity of international shipping by at least 40% by 2030. We feel proud to have introduced Latin America’s first Climate Neutral logistical services.

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Tourism

Green Initiative advises and certifies tourism destinations around the globe in leading the change towards Net-Zero and Nature Positive Action. We feel proud to have certified the first Carbon Neutral destination worldwide.

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Beverages

Green Initiative is promoting beverages industry transformation through climate-smart value chain development, and products innovation through Climate Positive and Carbon Neutral certified beverages. We feel proud to have certified the first ever Climate Positive fruit juice.

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Hospitality

Through our professional advisory and certification services, Green Initiative supports the accommodations sector to internalize climate-action best practice. We are proud of having certified the first Climate Positive hotel chain in the world.

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Agriculture

Agriculture’s carbon footprint accounts for 11% of global emissions. Green Initiative is supporting agroindustry in different sectors shifting towards climate-smart agricultural practices, making them part of the climate change mitigation solution.

Choose a Green Initiative Solution

Carbon Neutrality or Climate Positive? Engage in our three steps process that will help your business comply with international trade standards, taking it to a new level of leadership.

How about improving your performance by designing green products and services? Carbon neutral traveling? A tree for a client? Engage your customers and reach your climate goals.

Did you know that your business can sponsor Ecosystems Recovery, Plant Trees and engage in Climate Positive Action?

We Answer Your Questions

At Green Initiative we help our clients mobilize resources for climate financing, in addition to complying with climate regulations for international trade, improving the efficiency of their operations, reducing costs and adding value to their products and services, connecting them with the ParĂ­s Climate Agreement, and with the United Nations Sustainable Goals.

At the Green Initiative we have the necessary know-how to enable our clients to lead this transformation through actions that generate positive impacts for their organizations, as well as for the planet.

  • we support your business full cycle of climate action, going beyond.
  • science-based methodologies and tools.
  • experience in various industries and countries.
  • we are accredited as a support resource for United Nations Climate Change, GCOM, CDP, OnePlanet, Global Footprint Network, and UN Decade for Ecosystems Restoration.
  • we provide a cost effective value proposition.

A Climate Certification is a formal endorsement of your organization’s work in progress and commitment to shift towards a low carbon emissions economy achieving net zero emissions by 2050 or before.

Green Initiative Climate Certifications offer direct benefits to increase your business competitiveness and sustainability performance, among which the following stand out:

  • climate leadership
  • climate action at the core of the business
  • mobilize climate financing (loans and grants)
  • compliance with international climate trade standards
  • support innovation through climate-friendly products and services.
  • aligns your business to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Green Initiative Carbon Neutral Certification A carbon neutral certification demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to decarbonisation, and the neutralisation of remaining impact through the support of environmental projects.

  • Carbon Neutral Certified demonstrates that your business is committed to decarbonisation through clear science based mitigation targets, and has conducted the off-setting of remaining impact purchasing carbon credits that reduce and capture greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere (such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and forest conservation projects).
  • Climate Positive Certified means that your business climate action has gone beyond neutrality, actually creating environmental and climate benefits by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through actions to protect, sustainably manage, and/or restore ecosystems.

We kneet the right sock for your shoe. In the travel industry, Green Initiative provides solutions for tourism operators offering carbon-neutral services as part of their post COVID recovery strategy.

Companies such as My Costa Rica and Inkaterra offset emissions with certified compensation projects and sponsor forest recovery.

Machu Picchu, the first CarbonNeutral Certified wonder of the world, is engaging tourists to offset their carbon footprint.

Adidas is sponsoring ecosystem restoration in a land the size of one football field in the Amazon; they are planting trees as part of their carbon mitigation goals.

REVERT is offsetting remaining emissions supporting climate solutions, and sponsoring climate positive action.

At Green Initiative, we provide funding for two complementary types of climate change mitigation solutions: one is planting native trees for ecosystems restoration, and the other is supporting natural and technology driven solutions through carbon credits.

Recently planted trees need to be nurtured and protected for years to provide environmental services such as carbon sinking. Planting a tree is a matter of having empathy with life on earth. Today, more than ever, we need to connect with global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss, and planting trees, under the scope of ecosystem restoration, provides a fundamental tool for reverting the natural climate crisis we are facing.

To conduct the carbon off-setting of your business the most consist approach to do so is through carbon credits.

Certificate for Emission Reduction, Certified Carbon Offset, or simply Carbon Credit is a  certificate generated by an accountable body that represents reducing or removing one ton of CO2 from the atmosphere.

These certificates aim to monetize the climate benefits embedded in specific projects and provide them with an additional revenue stream.

A Carbon Credit enables you to offset your business’s unavoidable carbon emissions by funding projects worldwide that avoid, reduce or capture greenhouse gases. A Carbon Credit is a part of an international mechanism endorsed by the United Nations that allows your business to claim carbon neutrality.

There are different levels for climate change mitigation results. Within your business, you should prove impact by monitoring your Key Climate Performance Indicators. You should be able to do so simply by conducting your carbon footprint assessment annually using Green Initiative Carbon Management Tool.

From a carbon footprint offsetting perspective, your business will prove to have compensated its carbon emissions through the provision of a Carbon Compensation Certificate. This certificate provides complete detailed information of the source (VERRA, Gold Standard, or CDM), type of credits (carbon reduction, avoidance, siking, or removal), and the specific market ID number of the credits used by your business to claim carbon neutrality.

Monitoring tree planting for ecosystems restoration is done by combining on the ground supervision with high-precision satellite images. Green Initiative provides one of the complete monitoring services available, effectively comparing the baseline situation with restoration performance.

We only work with tree-planting partners who plant trees responsibly. In addition, our partners are regularly audited by third parties, and publish internal reports for us with updates and data from our planting sites. Check out this performance monitoring report for our Costa Rica tree planting project.

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