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About us

Carbon Retirement was founded in 2008 to make a difference in the carbon offsetting market. Our aim is to provide a reliable and transparent way for people and organisations to take responsibility for their unavoidable emissions.

Along with many of our customers, we were always more than a little sceptical of funding projects in the developing world. We had a feeling there ought to be a simpler way to do it; and we found the answer in retiring EU allowances. We buy and cancel these pollution allowances, so they can’t be used. That’s it.

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We really believe in what we do and we’re always delighted when respected organisations and individuals support us. We’ve won social enterprise and innovation awards from UnLtd and Shell Livewire. Click here for a list of our latest accolades. 


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What people say

  • "This might just be the world's first truly ethical offseting scheme."

    John Grant, Author of The Green Marketing Manifesto
  • "I have never been a fan of carbon offsetting but Carbon Retirement is different"

    Richard Ellis, Group Head of CSR Alliance Boots
  • "I have long thought European Allowances were the best alternative to offsets"

    Joseph Romm, Former environment advisor to Bill Clinton
  • "Carbon Retirement is an innovative idea that has clear differentiation in the market"

    Jo Hill, Unltd.
  • “We benefit from Carbon Retirement's innovative and responsible approach to carbon offsetting.”

    Adam Black, Head of Sustainability Doughty Hanson

Carbon neutral certified company