The Green Pledge

This is our guide for effective climate action on a personal & company level. It is free of charge - the only thing we ask from you is your honest commitment to change.

The Personal Pledge

Systemic transformation starts with the individual: To develop a greater awareness for the environmental impact of their actions, we ask everyone of our “leaders” to calculate, offset, and reduce their personal carbon emissions.

Step 1 - Measure

Use our carbon calculator to measure your personal carbon footprint (e.g., from your travel, your diet, or your energy consumption).

Step 2 - Compensate

Compensate your carbon footprint by contributing to the financing of a carbon capturing project through an offsetting company of your choice.

Step 3 - Appoint a Climate Officer

Appoint a Climate Officer within your company who will help measure and reduce your organisation's carbon footprint.

Step 4 - Start Your Reduction Journey

Now it's time to take action! Based on your personal carbon footprint, we recommend measures to effectively reduce your emissions. After one year, you will be reminded to renew your pledge, so make sure to start implementing measures straight away! Here is our complete Guide to Reducing Personal Emissions. Note: Our guides offer general information only and will not provide individual- or company-specific advice.

The Company Pledge

Now it is time to make your business more sustainable. Your organisation’s Climate Officer will manage the necessary steps to establish basic climate neutrality within your company. Your company pledge should be fulfilled within three months.

Step 1 - Collect the data that counts as emission sources

Gathering the data required for the calculation takes in average between two weeks and two months, depending on the company’s size.

Step 2 - Measure your company’s carbon footprint

We have a basic carbon calculator for corporate emissions included in the onboarding. With it’s help you can calculate the office emissions, consisting of Scope 1 and 2 emissions, business travel and office facilities. You may also use any other calculation software instead. 

Step 3 - Compensate emissions

Different Offsetting Partners offer a variety of climate projects. Choose a partner and a project that best fits your company’s profile. After completing the offsetting process share the received certificate with us and you will officially be considered as a verified LFCA member.

Step 4 - Repeat annually

Keep in mind that the compensation is only valid for the amount of CO₂ calculated for the previous full year. In order to be permanently carbon neutral, your company’s CO₂ footprint must be offset every year.

More detailed overview  of the company pledge process can be found here.

Climate neutrality is just the beginning

The main focus in creating impact lies in the reduction of the company’s carbon footprint. Our special tool, the Corporate Climate Action program provides you with over 60 impactful measures you can implement continuously. Twelve different sectors aim to make your office environmentally friendly, minimize your business travel, educate employees and customers about the climate emergency, and more! Read more about the program here.

Do more

What Does it Mean to “Do More”?

We encourage every member of our community to go the extra mile: To challenge the sustainability of their business model, or get customers and business partners involved.