VCS provides a robust, global standard and program for approval of credible voluntary offsets. The Verified Carbon Standard is presently the world’s leading voluntary greenhouse gas program.

VCS quality assurance principles ensure all VCUs represent GHG emission reductions or removals that are real, measurable, additional, permanent, independently verified, conservatively estimated, uniquely numbered, and transparently listed.

Why VCS?

The benefits of VCS include:

  • Increasing the project’s profitability – in some cases making it possible at all – thanks to the additional funding provided by the VCUs.
  • Improving the company’s image, since this is a voluntary process.
  • Boosting the company’s competitiveness.
  • Promoting sustainable development around the world.
  • Meeting the emissions reduction targets agreed in the Kyoto Protocol.