Voluntary carbon offsets are not only an effective tool to compensate for your business’s emissions, they are an opportunity for your organization to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable business practice. Sink can help in identifying appropriate VCS projects for your business to support, that are at a suitable price per ton of CO2e to match your budgetary requirements. Sink will also facilitate the transfer and retirement of the offset credits within the VCS registry in your organization's name.
Sink has been a registered account holder with Verra's Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) registry since 2020. The VCS is the world's leading voluntary carbon program and certification body, with over 1,600 certified projects that have collectively reduced or removed more than 500 million tons of carbon and other GHG emissions from the atmosphere.
Your organization can join some of the world's leading businesses that have used VCS projects as part of their sustainability strategies to work towards reaching net-zero. All offsets made through Sink will be registered in your organization's name and permanently recorded in the VCS registry, and you will receive certificates of the offsets from Verra.
About Carbon Offsetting
A carbon offset is a reduction or removal of GHG emissions made to compensate for emissions resulting from activities elsewhere. They are measured in metric tons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e), with one carbon offset credit equating to the reduction or removal of 1 metric ton CO2e from the atmosphere.
Carbon offset credits are generated from projects that specialize in a variety of activities, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, afforestation/reforestation, waste management, and methane & nitrous oxide abatement, among others. Once these projects have met certain qualifying criteria, the offset credits that they have generated can then be sold. The purchaser can then ‘retire’ those credits - effectively meaning that they can never be resold or traded - and claim them towards their own GHG reduction goals.
The concept of carbon offsetting was initially developed as a way for countries, large corporations and other big polluters, to offset their GHG emissions. In recent years, however, carbon offsetting has seen a growth in the voluntary market, driven by individuals and businesses who have become frustrated with the lack of progress being made by global policy makers towards tackling climate change. Voluntary carbon offsetting allows anyone the opportunity to take action against their own carbon footprints.
Sink is the first dedicated voluntary carbon offset platform in the Middle East. Using the world’s leading voluntary carbon offset program, the Verified Carbon Standard, we offset and retire emissions through our project partners. Sink offers you the opportunity to contribute towards offsetting emissions in quantities that are small enough to offset, or partially offset, your own individual footprint, so you don’t have to wait for policy makers to act on your behalf. All purchases made with Sink will be provided with official VCS certificates of the retired offsets that you have contributed to.
Interested in Offsetting? Get in touch!
If you would like to work towards offsetting your business's carbon footprint, or would simply like to get some information on how it works, please don't hesitate to get in touch below.