Carbon Checkout is designed as a plug-in software application that integrates into existing eCommerce stores, giving millions of individuals the opportunity to balance the carbon footprint of their online transactions from within the checkout funnel. We then pool these micro-contributions into a fund, and invest directly in renewable energy projects to offset global CO2 emissions. This exchange enables a sizeable flow of investment to renewable energy projects that would otherwise not be built - validating the power and scale of collective action.
Carbon Checkout first launched with Shopify in 2015, and has since grown into one of the world's largest carbon offset distribution networks, spanning across 37 countries. Carbon Checkout and its 2000+ eCommerce partners give individuals around the world the convenient option to offset the carbon footprint of any purchase, in one-click at checkout.
We invest in renewable energy projects (wind and solar) and landfill gas capture (LFG) to energy projects that are third-party verified by the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), The Gold Standard, and The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). This oversight ensures that all contributions are directed to only the highest quality projects, that:
1. have been rigorously and independently verified; 2. are additional to business-as-usual, meaning the project would not otherwise be developed without your carbon offset contribution; and 3. have emission reductions that are both measurable and permanent according to the highest internationally recognized standards.
We invests in projects where you live and work, to ensure regionally relevant projects are available to all our customers, whether it be LFG to Energy projects in North America, Wind projects in Europe or Solar projects in Africa and beyond.
Carbon Checkout is scaling the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together with Google as part of the Startup Adviser: SDG program, and was recently co-funded by the European Innovation Council of the European Union. The company also received funding from the Chilean Government, the Spanish Government and the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), as well as being honored by The World Bank as one of the top 5 global startups working on climate change.