About us

Collective action to drive impact: circular diagram with words government, community, and business around Climate Active logo

Climate Active is an Australian Government program that supports national climate policy by driving voluntary climate action by Australian businesses. The brand represents Australia’s collective effort to measure, reduce, and offset carbon emissions to lessen our negative impact on the environment.


Climate Active certification reflects the role that government, business and community have to play in working together to address climate change.


The Climate Active initiative 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.


Climate Active claims are subject to independent third party verification to ensure the integrity of the carbon neutral claim.


The Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard is underpinned by carbon accounting and offsets integrity principles, and built upon international best-practice standards and GHG protocols including:

  • Australian Standard (AS) ISO 14064 series
  • International Standard ISO 14040 series
  • ISO 14065:2013 – Greenhouse gases
  • The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol standards

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 played a role in designing and bringing the Climate Active brand to life in 2019.