Woodland Carbon Code
Soil Association Certification Ltd are now offering Validations and Verifications of projects and group schemes for the Woodland Carbon Code.
This voluntary code encourages a consistent approach to woodland carbon projects, and offers clarity and transparency to customers.
The potential of woodlands to soak up CO2 from the atmosphere, while providing a host of other benefits for society and biodiversity is increasingly recognised, and many individuals and businesses wish to contribute to tree-planting to help society soak up the carbon
But before investing in such projects, people want to know that schemes will actually deliver the carbon savings that they claim.
The Woodland Carbon Code provides reassurance about the carbon savings
that customers' contributions may realistically achieve.
Compliance with the code means that woodland carbon projects:
- are responsibly and sustainably managed to national standards;
- can provide reliable estimates of the amount of carbon that will be sequestered or locked up as a result of the tree planting;
- must be publicly registered and independently verified;
- meet transparent criteria and standards to ensure that real carbon benefits are delivered.
Soil Association Certifications reputation for depth of expertise, flexibility and personal service has led to our invitation to become a Validation and Verification body for the WCC.