How do 501Carbon products ensure social development in developing countries?

501Carbon or our development partners operate in every country where we source our offsets. In addition, 501Carbon requires that a measurable percentage of the project revenue be allocated to the local community prior to our participation or development of any project. On top of our doing business as usual, the Gold Standard offset verification process requires further additional layers of oversight and verification. Our own in-house verification combined with the Gold Standard Foundation means that every offset sold by 501Carbon is only the highest quality offset available. This ensures that every purchase through our website directly benefits rural communities in developing countries lacking basic energy services.