About us

Collective action

Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. The brand represents Australia’s collective effort to measure, reduce, and offset carbon emissions to lessen our negative impact on the environment.

The certification is a new iteration of the Australian Government's current carbon neutral certification* that better reflects the role that government, business and community have to play in working together to address climate change.

The Climate Active program and Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard supports and guides businesses as they account for and reduce carbon emissions. The Climate Active stamp helps the community take action by making it easier to identify and choose brands that are making a real difference. It’s about making good decisions today, for a more sustainable tomorrow.

Our carbon neutral certification is one of the most rigorous in the world and has been recognised by the European Union Commission and the World Bank as a mature and effective model to help businesses and incentivise emission reductions.

*Carbon neutral certification against the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard (formerly the National Carbon Offset Standard) has been available to Australian businesses since 2010, with many of our certified members claiming carbon neutrality since this date. Those members that played a role in designing and bringing the Climate Active brand to life are identified as Climate Active Founding Members.