Three Scores for Successful Offsetting

Jun 1, 2024

Blue Flower
Blue Flower

At Atem we believe that companies play a key role in advancing sustainability. The transition to a net-zero world relies not on a few trailblazers, but on the broader adoption of ambitious sustainability goals. We think the future of business is going to be sustainable by default and offsetting is a fundamental piece of that.

That’s why we built the Carbon Cockpit. Our free platform enables everyone to navigate offsetting with confidence and clarity. We aggregate and summarize all relevant data around carbon credits and calculate three easy to understand scores. We are proud to have the largest coverage of unbiased scores in the market.

These are our scores:

Trust Score: Assessing project credibility

Value Score: Evaluating economic viability

Guideline Fit Score: Ensuring alignment with your sustainability goals

Only if you cover all relevant projects, the whole picture becomes visible. We provide scores for more than 7.000 projects in the market. Let’s illustrate our score coverage.

Score Distribution per Registry

The big four registries make up the vast majority of the market. Almost 80% of our scores cover Verra and GoldStandard projects:

Score Distribution per Sub-type

More than half of your +7.000 scores cover wind projects and cookstove projects, followed by other renewable energy sub types. More than 15% of our scores cover nature-based solutions like Afforestation/Reforestation, REDD or Improved Forest Management projects:

Trust Score Distribution Across the Market

Our Trust Score indicates project credibility: how much can I trust that this offset is going to deliver the desired impact?

The score consist of two parts: First, we assess projects using the well-established open-source CCQI framework. Second, we refine the score with additional data like the probable CCP-eligibility and third-party ratings from independent ratings providers like Renoster.

As we see in our Trust Score distribution across the whole market, the majority of projects fails to get a high trust score:

CCP Eligibility—Likelihood of Compliance

One important factor to calculate the Trust Score is the likelihood of compliance with the the IC-VCM’s Core Carbon Principles.

The Core Carbon Principles (CCPs) were born as a result of the goal of the IC-VCM’s predecessor, the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, to increase the integrity of the VCM. They were launched to enforce the highest standards of ethics, sustainability, and transparency for carbon credits and supply-side claims—making it an important indicator for trust in our scoring framework:

Our Mission

All of those data points and many more are taken into account when calculating our scores. This is why we are confident that our Carbon Cockpit provides all insights to make the best decisions, based on all available data:

It enables everyone to invest in trusted projects that deliver real, lasting impact.

Dive into the numbers and see how our scores guide you to the best projects for you:

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