Voluntary Offsets

As more companies and events look to voluntarily reduce their impacts on the environment and support environmental projects with true integrity, they turn to the Reserve as the most trusted carbon offsets program. The Reserve’s transparency, multi-stakeholder participation, credibility and regulatory-quality work all give voluntary buyers complete confidence in the offsets it issues.

The Reserve’s offsets have been used by small businesses, international corporations, high profile events, universities and professional sports teams to balance their emissions. Examples include:

2014 Winter Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
Espy Awards
Stanford University
Governors Global Climate Change Summit
Philadelphia Marathon
Pan Pacific Hotel
Live Nation
San Francisco International Airport

There are numerous reasons why companies choose to include offsets in their environmental and sustainability plans:

Immediate benefits – Real offset credits are only issued for GHG emissions that have already been prevented from entering or removed from the atmosphere and have been accurately quantified and verified.

Helping local communities – Offsets not only help address global climate change but they often also provide benefits to local communities as activities that reduce global warming also reduce local air pollution.

Expanding participation – Offsets engage communities and sectors that are not part of traditional regulatory programs by providing them with financial incentives to voluntarily reduce their emissions. This brings a wider range of people into the fight against climate change.

Building trust – Because of the rigor of programs like the Reserve, companies and their customers can have confidence and trust that there is true environmental benefit from using offsets.