Carbon Neutral

This keyword applies to items such as products, organizations and events, as well as energy carrier like electricity and gas, for which the specific CO2 emissions (carbon footprints) are either zero (e.g. electricity from renewable energy sources) or for which the CO2 emissions have been neutralized by verifiable compensation measures.

TÜV Rheinland has defined a criteria catalog, which defines minimum standards for the definition of “Carbon Neutral”.

The criteria catalogue is based on applicable international standards, and includes:

TÜV Rheinland verifies the following:

The keyword "Carbon Neutral" confirms that the certified item meets the criteria set by TÜV Rheinland.