Carbon Saving Statements (CSS)

Certifying that your sustainably sourced materials save carbon


How Carbon Saving Statements Work

Carbon Saving Statements (CSS) verify that carbon has been saved from an SCG certified process, and can be used as evidence of carbon saving for GHG SCOPE-3 accounting.

It covers sustainably sourced materials and captures the carbon saved from avoidance of virgin materials.

Supply chain and procurement checks are made to certify recycled material feedstocks and in-process quality controls, to ensure the carbon savings are validated and captured for use withing the value chain.

These carbon savings are recorded in SCG's Carbon Accounting system. CSS's are then generated to record and manage these savings, and can be used internally for your own Net Zero plans, or passed along the value chain for SCOPE-3 accounting.

The certification can be used to demonstrate compliance with ESG policies or Net Zero targets.

SCG's certification schemes effectively validate carbon savings for the value chain - where possible we link recyclers and customers to develop closed loop systems. This makes the value chain even more robust, localising the savings and driving innovation in circular economy thinking and infrastructure.

What does LCP Certification do for you?

It can independently assure the products are made 100% recycled content,  demonstrating that the Recycling Process generates the Carbon Savings .

It can assure supply chain businesses (especially brand owners and retailers) that your carbon saving claims are externally and independently verified.

Our LCP ‘fingerprint logo can be used on your documentation, packaging and products to clearly identify that the materials have been sustainably sourced, to avoid ‘greenwash’ challenges by customers and possible prosecution by industry ‘watchdogs’ (i.e Competition and Marketing Authority, Advertising Standards Authority).

How does CSS support Recyclers?
  • Sustainable certification can make you more attractive to manufacturers and stakeholders. 
  • CSS's provide an effective way of capturing the carbon savings made within your process.
  • CSS's can be used internally for your own NET ZERO targets, or we can manage these for your clients SCOPE-3 NET ZERO Accounting.
  • Certification of sustainable, low-carbon materials promotes availability of highly in-demand recycled content.
  • Potential end-to-end supply chain auditing makes SCG’s certification process a robust and complete assessment 
  • Maximise client confidence and remove the risk of making fraudulent sustainability claims with a reliable and robust testing process.
  • Certification supports the carbon reporting process, making carbon footprinting a simpler process and a NET ZERO contributor.
  • Enquire about the cost of our service and learn more about the financial benefits our certification scheme could contribute to.
What is the certification process for recyclers?
  • Recyclers must hold a valid SCG Certification (SSP, LCP)
  • Confirmation of Recycled Content sold into the market through invoices
  • Management of Carbon Saving Statements in conjunction with SCG
Female worker in factory checking plastic bottles during production - Sustainable Certifications Group

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