How we safeguard

How we safeguard

Remove carbon with confidence

We are dedicated to establishing trust and transparency in the voluntary carbon market.

How we approach Integrity & Quality

Who we work with

We work exclusively with organizations that are serious about their net zero commitments

We work exclusively with organizations that are serious about their net zero commitments

We work exclusively with organizations that are serious about their net zero commitments

We work exclusively with organizations that are serious about their net zero commitments

Project partners are only selected when they’ve completed our stringent assessment process

Project partners are only selected when they’ve completed our stringent assessment process

Project partners are only selected when they’ve completed our stringent assessment process

Project partners are only selected when they’ve completed our stringent assessment process

All projects adhere to an ongoing review process

All projects adhere to an ongoing review process

All projects adhere to an ongoing review process

All projects adhere to an ongoing review process

Due diligence

Our process is thorough and standardized

Our process is thorough and standardized

Our process is thorough and standardized

Our process is thorough and standardized

We assess risk from all angles - scientific, commercial, financial and reputational

We assess risk from all angles - scientific, commercial, financial and reputational

We assess risk from all angles - scientific, commercial, financial and reputational

We assess risk from all angles - scientific, commercial, financial and reputational

Every aspect of our approach has been vetted by a leading technical, scientific and commercial advisory board

Every aspect of our approach has been vetted by a leading technical, scientific and commercial advisory board

Every aspect of our approach has been vetted by a leading technical, scientific and commercial advisory board

Every aspect of our approach has been vetted by a leading technical, scientific and commercial advisory board

Beyond procurement

Project portfolios are aligned with policy and corporate claims frameworks

Project portfolios are aligned with policy and corporate claims frameworks

Project portfolios are aligned with policy and corporate claims frameworks

Project portfolios are aligned with policy and corporate claims frameworks

We collaborate with financiers to ensure the bankability of long-term offtakes between buyers and sellers

We collaborate with financiers to ensure the bankability of long-term offtakes between buyers and sellers

We collaborate with financiers to ensure the bankability of long-term offtakes between buyers and sellers

We collaborate with financiers to ensure the bankability of long-term offtakes between buyers and sellers

How we operate

Our software provides 100% transparency into end-to-end procurement and financing

Our software provides 100% transparency into end-to-end procurement and financing

Our software provides 100% transparency into end-to-end procurement and financing

Our software provides 100% transparency into end-to-end procurement and financing

Our business model ensures complete independence 

Our business model ensures complete independence 

Our business model ensures complete independence 

Our business model ensures complete independence 

Carbon projects, known science, and policy guidelines are constantly evolving - this is why we keep an open mind to refining our approach to align with best practices in the market and to support the highest integrity corporate claims and carbon projects.

Our assessment criteria

Additional

Projects result in net new carbon removed

Verifiable

Project diligence and third party verification exhibit rigorous, scientific evidence for carbon sequestration

Co-benefits

Avoid and mitigate environmental social hard while supporting social equity and sustainability

Durable

Capacity for stored carbon to withstand reversal, or re-emission, to the atmosphere

Scalable

Projects and technologies with pathways and plans in place to meaningful scale for the planet

De-risked

Focus on projects with the best chance of delivery - this includes those with a track record and sound business plan/financials

Our three-step diligence process

1

Qualification

An initial assessment to understand a project developer’s credibility and assess the suitability of the project as a financing opportunity. Qualification is based on extensive meetings with developers, data sourced from both internal and market sources, as well as information obtained from standards and verification bodies.

2

Spot assurance

A thorough evaluation of the project, suitable for buyers looking to purchase spot credits. It covers team risk, implementation risk, quality, carbon and scientific considerations, scalability potential, financial viability, environmental impact, and certification status.

3

Offtake assurance

A deeper analysis focusing on considerations necessary to de-risk offtake transactions. It addresses risks related to deliveries, financial feasibility, and scaling for long-term contracts. Emphasizes pricing, market development, project feasibility, financial de-risking, scaling, scientific soundness, contract terms, and deliveries.

Our due diligence framework

Technology

The technology behind the project is assessed, focusing on the process, durability, uncertainty, and additionality to ensure robustness and innovation.

Process overview for the specific Technology 

Process overview for the specific Technology 

Process overview for the specific Technology 

Process overview for the specific Technology 

Durability

Durability

Durability

Durability

Scalablity

Scalablity

Scalablity

Scalablity

Technology Risks

Technology Risks

Technology Risks

Technology Risks

Project risks

Project-specific implementation details are examined, including location, capacity, timeframe, and profit margins, to understand feasibility and potential impact.

Project design

Project design

Project design

Project design

Methodologies

Methodologies

Methodologies

Methodologies

Measure, Reporting and Verification

Measure, Reporting and Verification

Measure, Reporting and Verification

Measure, Reporting and Verification

Macro risks such as political, expropriation and article 6 risks

Macro risks such as political, expropriation and article 6 risks

Macro risks such as political, expropriation and article 6 risks

Macro risks such as political, expropriation and article 6 risks

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

Main Category: Project Risks

Main Category: Project Risks

Main Category: Project Risks

Main Category: Project Risks

Quantification

We scrutinize the project's Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and measurability to verify the accuracy and reliability of its carbon removal claims.

Accounting

Accounting

Accounting

Accounting

Additionality

Additionality

Additionality

Additionality

Measurability

Measurability

Measurability

Measurability

Monitoring

Monitoring

Monitoring

Monitoring

Verification

Verification

Verification

Verification

Reporting

Reporting

Reporting

Reporting

Project execution

The team’s expertise, financial resources, and engagement with the local community are evaluated to ensure they have the capability to deliver the project successfully.

Team

Team

Team

Team

Storage

Storage

Storage

Storage

Feedstocks

Feedstocks

Feedstocks

Feedstocks

Equipment

Equipment

Equipment

Equipment

Market fit

We consider the project’s ability to scale, projected pricing and cost-curves, unique aspects that add value, such as co-benefits beyond industry standards, and existing demand or deals that validate market interest.

Financing

Financing

Financing

Financing

Credit price

Credit price

Credit price

Credit price

Co-benefits

Co-benefits

Co-benefits

Co-benefits

Support

Support

FAQs

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What is your business model?

Do you work with ratings agencies? 

Are there fees to list a project on your platform?

Do you also provide measurement, reporting and verification (MRV)? 

Do you work with companies that do not have net-zero goals or climate commitments?

Have you ever sold any credits that have proven to be non additional?

Do you advise suppliers on how to improve their projects? 

What is your business model?

Do you work with ratings agencies? 

Are there fees to list a project on your platform?

Do you also provide measurement, reporting and verification (MRV)? 

Do you work with companies that do not have net-zero goals or climate commitments?

Have you ever sold any credits that have proven to be non additional?

Do you advise suppliers on how to improve their projects? 

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© 2024 Salt Global UK Limited. All rights reserved.

© 2024 Salt Global UK Limited. All rights reserved.

© 2024 Salt Global UK Limited. All rights reserved.