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carboNZero Holdings Secures Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Approval for World-Class Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verification


AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Apr 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- New Zealand based company carboNZero Holdings today announce its Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme, CEMARS(TM) has been approved by the world’s largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting organisation, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The company has become one of only 17 global standards meeting CDP verification criteria, joining a selected few throughout the world.

“carboNZero Holdings is committed to helping organisations worldwide measure, manage, reduce and offset their carbon footprints. Our CEMARS certification can now ensure global organisations that submit data through our verification process will be comparable among a distinct group of approved standards from the CDP,” said carboNZero Holdings CEO, Graham Carter.

The independent and non-profit organisation Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) requests the world’s largest companies to report on their climate strategies, GHG emissions, and energy use. Information submitted to the CDP is scored for benchmarking purposes and this includes points for gaining independent verification of GHG claims. The information collected proves helpful to institutional investors keen on minimizing corporate risk from future government legislation, possible future lawsuits, and consumer backlash against heavy GHG emitters.

“As CDP reports are becoming increasingly important for global corporations wishing to safeguard their reputations and create more sustainable business models, the CEMARS certification can provide reliable verification of their emissions claims and enable carbon footprint data to be presented with utmost credibility in the final CDP reports,” added carboNZero Holdings Technical General Manager, Ann Smith.

About carboNZero Holdings

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, carboNZero Holdings provides robust tools for individuals, organisations and events with internationally recognised standards in carbon management for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or carbon footprint. carboNZero helps its clients achieve their environmental objectives with the highest level of integrity by ensuring consistency of emissions measurement, credibility of reduction and offsetting activity, and assurance of market claims. The company was established in 2001 by Landcare Research New Zealand Limited, one of New Zealand’s leading Crown Research Institutes, owned by the New Zealand government. carboNZero Holdings draws on over a decade of research on climate change, GHG measurement, and carbon monitoring. carboNZero has provided certification from small to global organisations like Toyota New Zealand, Deloitte UK, Scottish Southern Energy, BMW New Zealand Limited and Financial Services, Giesen Wines, etc. For more information, visit .

CEMARS (TM) is a wholly owned and registered trademark of carboNZero Holdings.

About the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization providing a transformative global system for companies to measure, disclose, manage and share climate change information. Over 3,700 companies across the world’s largest economies now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change risk and opportunity through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is gathered on behalf of 551 institutional investors, holding US$71 trillion in assets. For more information, visit .

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