CCC+ (Certified Carbon Calculation)

The planet has been profoundly affected by various human actions, namely the use of fossil fuels, which generate a large amount of greenhouse gas emissions that have an impact on global warming and climate change that are affecting the world, and are a threat to human survival. Significant changes are needed in the way organizations, industries and individuals operate and, as a consequence of this need, the European Ecological Pact emerges, which aims to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, as well as like, end them by 2050.

Portugal has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, facing the great challenge of ensuring the sequestration of between 12 and 13 million tons of carbon. In this challenge, the primary sector plays a fundamental role, through the use of soil and forests. Its role as a carbon sink is a fundamental piece in the neutral balance between greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration.

In this context, CERTIS developed a tool for calculating the carbon balance on agricultural holdings, the CCC+ Certified Carbon Calculation, which makes it possible to evaluate the carbon stock of each farm, as well as its contribution to annual carbon fixation in its various shapes.

This calculation of the carbon footprint is complemented with other environmental indicators that enable a more complete characterization of the environmental performance of each farm, namely, the efficiency of use of resources allocated to the farm, the general impact of the activity on the natural environment and the degree of dependence of renewable and non-renewable inputs. This certification is also accompanied by a set of instructions for the owner on aspects to be addressed with a view to continuous improvement in the operation of the farm as a whole.

 

Why obtain certification: CCC+ Certified Carbon Calculation?

  • Promote carbon sequestration, through active agricultural and forestry management, promoting the appreciation of the territory.
  • Add value to the product and simultaneously encourage different economic actors to actively participate in decarbonization, meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
  • Increase the credibility of products and producers, bypassing the myths surrounding this sector.
  • Stimulate a change in consumer behavior, towards the search for products produced in a sustainable way.

We also highlight the importance of this certification by making differentiated products available on the market that promote carbon neutrality in consumption. The end consumer thus has the possibility of consuming products that were produced in a way in which the carbon balance is positive for the environment, thus contributing to sustainability, through their own consumption choices.

 

Why choose CERTIS?
CERTIS is a company with 25 years in the market, which has an extremely specialized team dedicated to the needs of each of its clients. Our approach guarantees impartiality throughout the process, combining several methods and criteria aligned with public policies and the most demanding evaluation criteria. We are part of the QIMA group, which operates in several international markets such as: America, Asia, Africa and Europe and which has extensive experience in the area.
Our calculation tool follows the most up-to-date guidelines from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and the APA (Portuguese Environment Agency), and is complemented by the most recent techniques for determining plant biomass (multispectral LIDAR technology) and specific data of each farm.

 

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