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15 May 20232 min read

PAS 2060: What You Need To Know

PAS 2060 is a publicly available specification created by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

If you’re a business that wants to reduce its carbon footprint, you may have heard of PAS 2060. This is a standard that provides guidance on how to achieve carbon neutrality for an organisation, product, or service. In this blog, we’ll discuss what PAS 2060 is and how it can benefit your business.

What is PAS 2060? 

PAS 2060 is a publicly available specification created by the British Standards Institution (BSI). It provides a framework for companies to achieve carbon neutrality, to demonstrate that they have ensured that there is no net release of GHG emissions into the atmosphere. 

To achieve carbon neutrality, businesses must follow a set of guidelines outlined in the standard. This includes measuring their GHG emissions, reducing them where possible, and offsetting any remaining emissions through the purchase of carbon credits or other offsetting schemes. There are three main stages to the standard: 

  1. Quantifying the carbon footprint – the carbon footprint must be calculated using an internationally recognised standard such as ISO 14064-1 for business or ISO 14067 for products. These standards are the requirements for quantifications of an assets carbon footprint that ensures a standardised methodology is consistent and accurate. 
  2. Demonstrate carbon neutrality – use the specification to ensure the calculated footprint is reduced and offset to validate the carbon neutrality statement. 
  3. Continuation from a carbon management plan – After the carbon neutrality statement is verified, it can only be continued using a Carbon Footprint Management Plan. This requires there to be a reduction either in absolute terms and/or reduction in emission intensity for the business, product, project or asset claiming carbon neutrality for every subsequent period. 

Why is PAS 2060 important? 

Climate change is a growing concern for businesses, consumers, and governments alike. Many organisations are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. It provides a recognised standard for carbon neutrality, which can help businesses demonstrate their environmental credentials to stakeholders. 

In addition, carbon neutrality can bring benefits to businesses beyond the environmental aspect. It can also help businesses save money on energy costs, increase their brand reputation and differentiate themselves from competitors. 

How can I implement the standard? 

There are lot of layers to reaching this standard: 

  • Measuring your GHG emissions 
  • Identifying opportunities for reduction 
  • Offsetting remaining emissions 
  • Developing a carbon management plan 
  • Obtaining independent verification
Each of these actions need to be completed before you can achieve the PAS 2060 standard. 

We specialise in helping businesses like yours reduce their carbon footprint and achieve carbon neutrality. Our team of experts can guide you through the process of measuring your GHG emissions, identifying opportunities for reduction, and offsetting any remaining emissions, reaching PAS 2060. 

We can also help you develop a carbon management plan that sets targets and outlines actions to achieve carbon neutrality. Additionally, we can assist in selecting and implementing offsetting projects that align with your business objectives and values. 


Get in touch today and speak to one of our experts for advice on PAS 2060.