PAS 2060:2014 Specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality

PAS 2060:2010 has been updated through the publication of PAS 2060:2014 to recognize improvements in the knowledge and understanding of greenhouse gas emissions assessment, reduction and offsetting that have taken place over the first two years of its availability, particularly in regards to event planning.

You will recall that the use of PAS 2060 over the past two years has demonstrated that the concept of carbon neutrality can justifiably relate to a wide variety of subjects including products, organizations, communities, travel, events, projects, and buildings.

The revised Publicily Available Standard (PAS) continues to provide the foundations for reliable, credible claims to be considered carbon neutral.

PAS 2060:2014 has been revised in response to:

  • Comments received from users over the two years since first publication;
  • Recommendations submitted via a BSI Survey run during August/September 2013;
  • Improvement in general knowledge and understanding of greenhouse gas emissions, assessment, reduction and offsetting.

In some economies, carbon neutrality is seen as an important indicator for consumers wishing to choose greener products and services. Here PAS 2060 can assist in specifying the requirements to be met by any entity seeking to demonstrate carbon neutrality through the quantification, reduction and offsetting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a uniquely identified subject.

Organisations looking for a robust response to climate change have often embraced carbon neutrality due to the simplicity of the concept. It’s an approach that consumers can understand and is a useful way for organisations to differentiate themselves and prove their long-standing environmental commitment.

PAS 2060:2014 will assist in the following activities:

  • Meet customer, stakeholder, industry and legal expectations
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and quantify your carbon footprint
  • Identify areas of inefficiency and improve overall performance
  • Make cost savings by reducing energy consumption and bills
  • Gain credibility with a consistent carbon neutrality statement

By adopting PAS 2060:2014, organizations can take a complete approach to carbon neutrality that provides marketplace recognition, commercial value and assurance that a Carbon Neutral is robust, complete and transparent.

A copy of PAS 2060:2014 can be obtained from the Britsih Standards Institution (BSI) at

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