As the world’s leading digital entrepreneurs, we are making a contribution to sustainable and global ecological development. The Green Pledge describes our commitment on a personal and entrepreneurial level.
Profound change always begins with the self. Therefore, the first level of our Green Pledge involves rethinking and adjusting our personal actions. Our members are committed to measuring their personal carbon footprint and reducing it wherever possible — whether through a change in diet, travel habits, or energy supplier. In addition, these personal CO2 emissions should be compensated 100% by financing CDM Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard climate protection projects.
Beyond direct actions, all members are called upon to inform others in their professional and personal circles about the climate emergency, to discuss solutions, and to attract more leaders to the LFCA community.
All our members aim to make their companies more climate-friendly and reduce their carbon emissions. To implement these changes swiftly and efficiently, every leader assigns a Climate Officer for their company. With the help of our carbon calculator, companies can begin the emission management process: starting with measuring their footprint, then continuously reducing and compensating for the rest. Ultimately, these efforts shape a more ethical corporate culture and encourage employees to think and act in a climate-friendly way.
Step 1 - Measure
Use our carbon calculator to measure your personal carbon footprint (e.g. from your travel, your diet, or your energy consumption).
Step 2 - Compensate
Compensate your carbon footprint by contributing to the financing of a carbon capturing project through an offsetting company of your choice.
Step 3 - Appoint a Climate Officer
Appoint a Climate Officer within your company who will help measure and reduce your organisation's carbon footprint.
Step 4 - Start Your Reduction Journey
Now it's time to take action! Based on your personal carbon footprint, we recommend measures to effectively reduce your emissions. After one year, you will be reminded to renew your pledge, so make sure to start implementing measures straight away! Here is our complete Guide to Reducing Personal Emissions. Note: Our guides offer general information only and will not provide individual or company-specific advice.
Step 1 - Collect the data that counts as emission sources
Gathering the data required for the calculation takes on average between two weeks and two months, depending on the company’s size.
Step 2 - Measure your company’s carbon footprint
We have a basic carbon calculator for corporate emissions included in the onboarding. With it’s help, you can calculate the office emissions, consisting of Scope 1 and 2 emissions, business travel, and office facilities. You may also use any other calculation software instead.
Step 3 - Compensate emissions
Different offsetting partners offer a variety of climate projects. Choose a partner and a project that best fits your company’s profile. After completing the offsetting process, share the received certificate with us and you will officially be considered as a verified LFCA member.
Step 4 - Repeat annually
Keep in mind that the compensation is only valid for the amount of CO₂ calculated for the previous full year. In order to be permanently carbon-neutral, your company’s CO₂ footprint must be offset every year.
A more detailed overview of the company pledge process can be found here.
The main focus in creating impact lies in the reduction of the company’s carbon footprint. Our special tool, the Corporate Climate Action program, provides you with over 60 impactful measures you can implement continuously. Twelve different sectors aim to make your office environmentally friendly, minimize your business travel, educate employees and customers about the climate emergency, and more! Read more about the program here.
Through the personal commitment of leaders from our community, we are making an important contribution to climate protection and showing that essential change is possible.
We encourage every member of our community to go the extra mile: To challenge the sustainability of their business model, or get customers and business partners involved.