Green Company Certification

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Company Certification

Climate Bonds Standard V4.0 offers Certification for legal entities that provide non-financial goods & services, or a segregated segment thereof.

Certification is available to:

a. Companies/Entities that have ambitious Climate Mitigation Performance Targets that are aligned with the Climate Bonds Sector Criteria at the time of Certification, or that will align by 2030, and that meet the requirements for Transition Plan and disclosure, as defined in this Standard; or

b. General-purpose debt instruments issued by Certified Entities that meet the requirements above.

To start your certification process, please get in touch at certification@climatebonds.net. You will require a Certification Agreement and an Approved Verifier, you can find these above.

 

Sectors that can be Certified

 

The basic pillars for all types of certifications under the Standard are a standardised rule set of sector level eligibility of projects, transparency, and external review by a Climate Bonds Approved Verifier. Climate Bonds will be expanding the range of available sectors for all the certification types. 



See the Sector Criteria here: 
https://www.climatebonds.net/standard/available



Below are the available sectors:

 
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