A relaunched initiative supported by the Australian Government will encourage businesses to reduce emissions by voluntarily committing to a certified carbon neutral scheme. Businesses BioPak and Lion are among the already certified companies.

The Climate Active brand is a leading government-certified carbon neutral initiative for businesses. Its trademark indicates an organisation, product or service, event, precinct of building has met all requirements in achieving zero carbon emissions, and is designed to make purchases for consumers easier by choosing goods and services from certified organisations.

Formerly known as the Carbon Neutral certification, the program has been relaunched as Climate Active with a new logo and brand.

At the launch of Climate Active, food and beverage giant Lion was announced to become Climate Active certified from next year, while food and services manufacturer BioPak, Austral Fisheries and Keith Tulloch Wine are among the already certified companies within the F&B sector.

“Climate Active is the most rigorous and credible voluntary carbon management and certification program in Australia,” Climate Active director Daniel Sheedy said.

“Businesses can help drive change by undertaking Climate Active certification, signalling a commitment to an environmentally-sustainable future for consumers of their goods and services.

“More than 16 million tonnes of carbon have been offset by Australian businesses and companies that are members of the Climate Active network over the past decade. That’s the equivalent of taking every car off Sydney’s roads for one year.”

A full list of Climate Active certified member organisations and products can be found here.

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