How to apply the Certification

ZeroCarbonTarget application is regulated by a specification and a regulation for brand use. The path includes 3 TARGETs which correspond to a certain level of CARBON REDUCTION and they are recognized by a maximum of three leaves, a valley of verification by a certifying agency.

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The ZeroCarbonTarget Certification Path

A clear path regulated by a specification, with set targets certifiable by an authorized third party that allows you to communicate that you have started a path without necessarily having reached the end and to do so in a clear and transparent way.
The path must include carbon reduction project trought energy efficiency, self-production, environmental interventions and not only OFFSET, in order to allow the customer to achieve concrete objectives and to stay safe from “greenwashing “.

Specification keypoints:

Mobile baseline, i.e. to be fixed together with the customer on the basis of pre-established rules but in such a way as not to lose any interventions already carried out in the years immediately preceding the start up of the path.

Strict regulatory application: Carbon footprint ISO 14067, GHG inventory ISO 14064-1 and EPD (Enviromental Product Declaration): EPD standard developed in application to ISO 14025

Offset constraints in achieving the targets, so that the company does not limit itself to compensate but implements real interventions to reduce the impacts.

Intermediate targets to allow you to immediately communicate externally and not necessarily once you have reached the end but therefore from the achievement of the first objective and these objectives must be verified annually.

Leaves Labels in order to communicate the results achieved and obtaining them must necessarily pass through an authorized third party certification.




  • TARGETs maintenance verification reached must be carried out annually and only the constant maintenance of the conditions of achievement will lead to the renewal of the use of the label also for the following years;
  • The labels can be used by the Customer only after a verification by a Third Party that authorizes ZCT to certify and issue the labels.


For more information read the certification specification.



The actors of the program

Certified companies and products

Several companies and different products have already adopted the path and obtained the first results, visit the dedicated section to find out who has already joined ZeroCarbonTarget.

Qualified Consultants

ZeroCarbonTarget is a path that can be applied independently by the Organizations but in most cases it needs a high-level professional support, for this reason consulting companies have been enabled to assist the Customer for the complete application of ZCT, visit the section to discover the authorized companies.

Authorized Third Party

The achievement of the results must be verified by an authorized third party, visit the section to discover the qualified companies and to be able to contact them directly to start your verification plan of the path taken.

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