Carbon neutral food

Important reasons for consumers to make a decision

Carbon neutrality for food

Suppliers can score points with many retailers if they present a carbon certificate for their products or already offer their products in a carbon neutral way: The large retail chains have mostly developed strategies to control their carbon emissions and gradually reduce them. The majority of emissions are located in the supply chain and are only within the sphere of influence of the respective trading companies to a limited extent. As a result, their suppliers are becoming more and more involved and obligated. 

What ultimately counts, however, is the consumer's opinion. They are paying more and more attention to sustainability and making their purchasing decisions accordingly. Then factors such as regionality and fair trade play a central role, as does the ecological footprint. Carbon neutrality is a good argument, because when consumers buy carbon neutral products, they make a very simple decision for climate protection.

Carbon neutral food - what does that mean?

For carbon neutral foods, we calculate the total carbon emissions throughout the life cycle of your product. This includes, for example, emissions caused by raw materials, distribution, processing and packaging of your product. In order to make the product carbon neutral, these emissions are offset by the support of a recognised carbon offset project. 

A long-term strategy to reduce carbon emissions and meaningful product labelling with a clear label is also important. The ClimatePartner label with Climate-ID is TÜV Austria certified and already widespread in many industries. Via the tracking URL associated with the ID, customers can track each individual carbon offset and find out about the supported carbon offset project. The tracking URL can also be integrated directly into the label as a QR code. 

How can this also be implemented in your products? Give us a call and we will be happy to show you.

Success stories of our customers

Breitsamer IMKERGOLD Honey

IMKERGOLD Fairtrade Honey by Breitsamer is completely carbon neutral.

fiid, the plant-based start-up, goes carbon neutral and commits to reduction measures

fiid, the Irish plant-based food company, has taken their sustainability journey up a notch, by making its entire range of products carbon neutral. A carbon neutral product can be achieved when the

LEON – Carbon Neutral Burgers & Fries

Naturally Fast Food brand LEON has become the first to serve a carbon-neutral burger and fries range in its more than 60 locations across the UK. For this, LEON is measuring, reducing, and offsetting

Hartmann – carbon neutral egg packaging

Carbon neutral packaging is part of Hartmann’s comprehensive sustainability strategy.

Plenaire – Carbon Neutral Skin Care

Plenaire is from the French expression for “in the open air”, having the qualities of natural air and light. Holistically it is derived from the 1840 painting technique “en plein air”; emphasizing

lavera Naturkosmetik

All natural cosmetics by lavera are carbon neutral, along with raw materials, packagings, logistics, disposal, and the whole laverana company.

Benugo - carbon footprint coffee menu

Benugo started out in 1998 as a small café and has grown to a well-known catering business with over 50 locations across the UK.

Minor Figures - Carbon Neutral Oat Drink

Minor Figures makes plant-based, 100% vegan products to lift its customers' coffee and mind - either in their homes or at their favourite local spot. Through working with ClimatePartner they measured

Port International – carbon neutral fruit

Located near the Port of Hamburg, the family-run Port International has been trading in fruit and vegetables for 140 years. The company was one of the first to introduce organic and fair trade bananas

FOCUSWATER – Carbon Neutral drinks

FOCUSWATER is the modern, low-calorie drink with a sophisticated mixture of vitamins and minerals. It thus supplies the body with important elements of daily needs and does not contain any artificial

Wander brand products packaged carbon neutrally

The Swiss company Wander AG is known for brands like Ovomaltine, Caotina, and Jemalt. These products are packaged carbon neutrally.

Aldi UK and Ireland – carbon neutral ALDI stores

How is a company with more than 30,000 employees and over 900 stores going to be carbon neutral? With a plan implemented step by step. Since 2012, Aldi UK and Ireland has installed 395 solar panel

Mindful Chef – Carbon Neutral Recipe Box Company

Mindful Chef has always been committed to mindfully sourcing ingredients to empower people to live healthier lives since its inception in 2015. In 2020 they conducted a carbon footprint analysis to

DasEis – Carbon neutral ice cream

DasEis is uncompromising: organic, Fairtrade®, made from high-quality and largely regional ingredients. And it's carbon neutral, too.

Our offer for food producers

  • Advice on a holistic climate protection strategy
  • CO2 pass for your products
  • Carbon balance of your company
  • Carbon offsetting of your emissions
  • TÜV-certified ClimatePartner label (TÜV Austria, specialized in environmental issues)
  • Transparency through ClimatePartner ID and QR Code
  • Active communication and marketing
  • Selection from more than 400 certified carbon offset projects with the highest international standards (e.g. Gold Standard)


Compensation through our carbon offset projects

You decide which projects you support for carbon offsetting. We always have various projects available worldwide, from forest protection or wind power to biomass or cooking stoves. So we are sure to find a project that suits you and your customers.

Take a look at our portfolio - or contact us directly, we will suggest suitable projects for you!