Nov 1st, 2023

Green Aviation: Credible ‘green’ marketing strategies vs Greenwashing

As the aviation industry initiates its decarbonization strategies to meet regulatory or voluntary objectives, or to respond to clients’ demand (especially in business aviation), airlines and air charters struggle to prove and effectively ‘market’ material achievements.

Scrutiny on environmental claims is legitimately growing, and as such, robust ‘green’ business and marketing strategies aligned with best practices and stricter regulation are key (and possible) to avoiding the risk of a backlash, which could harm a company’s reputation and financial revenues.

Sep 22, 2023

European Union to ban greenwashing and ‘climate neutral’ claims by 2026.
EU is on the verge to implement the Green Claims framework to ban misleading environmental claims.

May 31, 2023

ACX And Carbon Offset Certification To Partner On Certifying Environmental Claims 

Air Carbon Exchange (ACX), a voluntary carbon market global exchange headquartered in the UAE, and Carbon Offset Certification, a certification protocol for CO2-neutral commodity transactions, products, and services based in Switzerland, will work together to support the commodity sector on its journey to reaching CO2 neutrality.

As part of the collaboration, ACX’s commodity, aviation, and shipping members will benefit from Carbon Offset Certification’s targeted approach to these industries.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, March 09, 2023

Offsetting CO2 Emission from the Iron Ore Carrier’s Voyage between Australia and Japan

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President and CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto; Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo) and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (President and CEO: Mitsugu Yamaguchi; Head Office: Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture) today announced that the companies have offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fuel used in ocean transport of iron ore from Australia to Japan,

CleanShipping International, February 28, 2023

Methanex and MOL compete net-zero transatlantic voyage

Methanex Corporation and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) report that the dual-fuel vessel ‘Cajun Sun’ has successfully completed what is believed to be the first-ever net-zero voyage fuelled by bio-methanol.

Trade Finance Global, February 16, 2023

Carbon neutrality in commodity trading: A need for standardisation

While consensus and recognised standards exist for carbon footprint measurement and reporting, carbon offsetting and the quality of underlying projects are still subject to debate.

Geneva, Switzerland,  February 16 , 2023

Climate Neutral Commodity changes its name to Carbon Offset Certification.

Offshore Energy, June 15, 2022

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines conducts first carbon offset certified car carrier  voyage (Beluga Ace vessel) from Japan to Europe.

Reuters, June 12, 2022

-Taiwan’s state refiner, CPC Corp, has received the country’s first crude cargo with certified carbon offset from SOCAR Trading, the trading arm of Azerbaijan’s state oil company.This transaction has been certified by the third party certification body Climate Neutral Commodity.

BunkerSpot, May 18, 2022


Climate Neutral Commodity (CNC) has developed the first certification standard for carbon-neutral transactions and services in the raw materials industry and Bureau Veritas will be the preferred verification body to validate these carbon neutral commodities.

LNG TV, November 29, 2021

“Climate Neutral Commodity wants to establish the first independent certification standard for climate neutral commodity transactions”

With the process of measuring and mitigating the carbon footprint of a transaction being very complex, and the potential reputational and financial risk to an organization, where claims of carbon neutrality can be shown to be unreliable, Paul and Christophe explain why the CNC’s independent, verified, and transparent climate-neutral certification, ensures best practices, based on recognized standards.

Carbon Pulse, June 23, 2021

INTERVIEW: Start-up founded by ex-BP risk boss aims to streamline net zero commodity trading

With corporate net zero ambitions growing by the day, a start-up led by oil major BP’s former risk boss wants to certify the carbon neutrality of the commodity transactions that will form the basis of many of these efforts.

HC insider, March 8, 2021

To better understand how environmental regulations and stakeholders are creating challenges for the commodity industry, HC Insider speaks to Paul Sébastien, Co-Founder of Climate Neutral Commodity, a Swiss initiative supporting the global commodity industry in its transition to carbon-neutrality.

New Swiss initiative supporting net-zero emissions targets in the commodity industry.

Geneva, Switzerland,  February 11 , 2021

Climate Neutral Commodity is a Swiss initiative supporting the global commodity industry in its transition to carbon-neutrality.

Climate Neutral Commodity establishes a new independent and verified certification for carbon neutral commodity transactions based on a transparent protocol aligned with recognised standards and promoting best practices. It also offers a one-stop-shop solution to industry stakeholders to measure, and reduce and offset the carbon footprint of their transactions.