Carbon Balanced Business

Carbon Balanced Business

Carbon Balanced Business

Carbon Balanced and Carbon Footprint are C-Level terms introduced without trademark in 2000.  Carbon Balancing is our main service. It means getting to grips with your carbon footprint, reducing it and compensating for it with an auditable trail back to investment in forests and forest peoples. It is a certified process that fully aligns with Sustainable Development Goals. Our carbon offset projects are carefully developed with a triple benefit, letting you not just manage your carbon footprint, but also play a part in protecting ecosystems and supporting forest communities on their own land…

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We are a certified B Corp business in the UK.  Individually, B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.

“The B Corp movement is one of the most important of our lifetime, built on the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders—it has an equal responsibility to the community and to the planet”…Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia

Today, there is a growing community of more than 2000 Certified B Corps – working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

Plan Vivo Certification – The quality of projects and the impact achieved is paramount to us.  In addition to C-Level’s own certification, all projects are developed and monitored under the highly respected global Plan Vivo Standard.

We take care to work with communities who are developing projects on land that they own.  This is a crucial and unique feature of projects under Plan Vivo. Certification under this standard is in our view the best way to achieve holistic impact and Sustainable Development Goals.


Carbon Footprint Calculation – We normally calculate your footprint for you before helping you set a carbon reduction target – finding the best project to invest in to compensate for your the last years business footprint.

For smaller and simpler businesses, where the carbon footprint comes mainly from energy, transport and travel, we have developed a unique business carbon calculator called Carbon Conscious.  This can be easily completed, following some simple steps, and gives you your own bespoke Carbon Conscious Infographic.  This can be shared shared across your social channels or saved for internal presentation.  We aim to encourage more smaller businesses to engage with carbon balancing through this elegant and rewarding carbon calculator.

“the carbon footprint provides the baseline for targeting carbon reduction.  It also defines how much to invest each year in communities and ecosystems. This makes for balanced business…C-Level helped achieve this and took us further by orchestrating a new local relationship with Hackney City Farm”  Tanya Surrendra, UK Payments.

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Micro-documentary – completion of C-Level carbon balancing is does not rest just with certification.  Having done the work, and committed to on-going investment, why not tell your story and the story of the community you are now working with?

This is where our film service comes into it’s own, offering you a truly unique opportunity to make the most of your new sustainability programme.  With our team you can commission a micro-documentary that raises the programme up with all your stakeholders, while also giving the project itself a powerful communications tool to reach out to new partners.  This work can transform the fortunes of a project.