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Navigate the Voluntary Carbon Market with Integrity: CARBON CREDITS

Invest Directly in Climate Action

Businesses worldwide face increasing pressure to mitigate their carbon footprint. After reducing emissions across all Scopes, purchasing high-quality carbon credits to address residual emissions can be a key tool for companies to make a tangible sustainability contribution.  
 
Our solutions enable companies to navigate the complex compliance and voluntary carbon markets. By making use of high-quality carbon removals & reductions and transparent reporting mechanisms, we help you mitigate residual emissions and accelerate your net-zero journey.  

Carbon Standards We Work with

Our Offering

We offer global access to high-integrity carbon projects that STX develops, operates and markets. Our solutions enable governments and corporations to take climate action with direct impact. 

Robust Market Access

We have access to over 1,000 carbon projects worldwide of different technologies—including nature, hybrid or technology-based carbon removals. This allows us to support our counterparties with primary project development, forward offtakes with guaranteed volumes and third-party quality ratings, and bespoke investment opportunities and structures.

High-Quality Portfolio

We offer solutions based on your required standard compliance, geographies and contracts. Our team is structuring portfolios depending on our clients’ priorities and requirements to align with SBTi, ICROA, CDP, VCMI, Oxford principles, PAS2060 or ISO.

Experienced Carbon Team

The STX Group carbon team consists of senior staff across North America, Europe and Asia, experts in tech- and nature-based carbon removals, reduction and social community projects.

Risk and Marketing Solutions

STRIVE by STX offers a portfolio approach with price management and delivery guarantees according to your ESG strategy, risk register and budget. Additional services include marketing of excess volumes.

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Benefits of Carbon Credits Solutions

Reduced Scope 1 and 3 Emissions

Carbon credits offer a practical mechanism for companies to address their unabated and hard-to-abate Scope 1 and 3 emissions. Scope 3 emissions often represent a significant portion of an organization’s total GHG emissions and are difficult to reduce quickly. Verified carbon removals and reductions often bridge the time gap.  

BVCM and Net-Zero Carbon Neutralization

In the transition to net zero, companies should contribute to emissions mitigation beyond their value chains through high-quality carbon reductions and removals. By supporting credible projects, companies can make a positive impact beyond their organizational boundaries.

Tangible Sustainability Contribution

Incorporating carbon credits provides a measurable way for companies to make a sustainability contribution by financing projects that reduce GHG emissions and promote environmental and social benefits—especially as many companies embark on setting biodiversity or water targets.

Compliance with Local Schemes

High-quality carbon reduction and removal credits are not only used by private actors voluntarily; they are increasingly eligible for local compliance schemes—be it that they’re tax-based, hybrid or cap-and-trade mechanisms.

Interested in Carbon Solutions for Suppliers?

Through STX Group, we offer clients tailored deal structuring solutions, ranging from forwards to offtakes and options. Learn more below:

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FAQS

  • What are carbon credits?
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    A carbon credit represents the unit of verified removal, reduction or avoidance of one metric ton (1,000 kg or 2,205 lbs.) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO₂) from the atmosphere Carbon credits are issued by compliance or private carbon standards according to their individual rules and methodologies and after the removal, reduction or avoidance occurred (ex-post).
  • How do carbon credits work?
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    Upstream: Carbon standards (such as UNFCCC, Gold Standard or American Carbon Registry) provide governance and a number of consolidated and approved methodologies. Various organizations or NGOs can register their carbon reduction and removal activities under these standards if they comply with the respective rules and methodologies and pass through validation and verification audits. Once monitored, removal and reduction results are audited and confirmed. Only then do carbon standards issue carbon credits to the project proponents.   Downstream: Carbon credits (from verified emission removals/ reduction/ avoidances) get on the market and companies that wish to compensate for their unabated emissions then purchase the credits. Carbon credits are often also used for compliance by players subject to CORSIA, cap-and-trade schemes or as contribution to country climate targets under the Paris Agreement.
  • What is the difference between carbon offset and carbon credits?
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    The terms are often used interchangeably, but carbon offset refers to the action of compensating for emissions by supporting projects. A carbon credit is the actual unit representing the emission absorbed, reduced or removed.
  • How much does one carbon credit cost?
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    The cost of a carbon credit can vary widely depending on factors such as the project technology, location and the certification standard. On average, carbon credits can range from a few dollars to over $20 per ton of CO2 equivalent where methodologies are fully scaled, and to multi-hundreds of dollars per ton where methodologies are early stage. Prices may also fluctuate based on market demand, regulatory changes and the quality of the credits. Additionally, prices differ between voluntary and compliance markets.
  • How are carbon projects verified?
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    Carbon credits are verified through a rigorous process that involves third-party verification and certification. This includes an audit assessing the project’s adherence to established standards and methodologies for carbon credit issuance, such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard, etc.  In the second step, independent third-party auditors verify the project’s emission reductions or removal, monitor the results and conduct on-site visits, ensuring that the projects meet specific criteria and accurately quantify the environmental impact. After this audit is done, the carbon standards issue carbon credits in the registry.
  • What’s the difference between the voluntary vs. compliance carbon market?
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    The voluntary carbon market allows companies and individuals to voluntarily contribute to climate projects that remove or reduce emissions. The compliance carbon market sets obligatory compliance rules in a particular country or sector. Voluntary markets allow flexibility and individual accountability, while compliance markets are essential for meeting legal emission reduction targets. Both play critical roles in addressing climate change and achieving net-zero goals.
  • How can I buy carbon credits?
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    It’s best to start by measuring and then reducing your carbon emissions wherever possible. The emissions that cannot be avoided can be compensated by purchasing carbon credits. STRIVE by STX can help you source the carbon credits that fit your needs and retire or cancel the credits in your name to contribute to climate mitigation beyond your value chain.

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