ClimatePartner Certified

We are delighted to say that both Event Cup Solutions as a company, together with the products we use, are ClimatePartner certified. When it comes to achieving this status, expectations are particularly high and, as a result, particularly credible.

But what does ClimatePartner certification mean for us, and you?

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ClimatePartner certification: A new level of climate action

If a company or product is ClimatePartner certified, it means that the relevant greenhouse gas emissions have been calculated, reduction targets have been defined and implemented, climate projects have been financed, and the whole climate action strategy has been transparently communicated. All five steps are made transparent through the ClimatePartner certified label and the corresponding climate-ID page.

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What are the five steps of ClimatePartner certification?

Companies are awarded ClimatePartner certification if they have completed all five steps and can, therefore, demonstrate a comprehensive climate action strategy.

The 5 steps in detail:

Measure carbon footprints

The greenhouse gas emissions of a company or product are calculated. The calculations are in line with the requirements of the ClimatePartner Protocol, which is based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The carbon footprint of a company is updated annually, while product carbon footprints are updated at least every three years. In addition to the volume of emissions, carbon footprints highlight key emission sources and show where they could be avoided or reduced.

Set reduction targets

Based on the findings of the carbon footprint, reduction targets are defined according to the certification category. These targets set the path for ongoing reduction and commit the company to measurable efforts. Even companies that complete the certification process only for products must set at least one company-related reduction target.

Implement reductions

Suitable reduction measures to avoid and reduce emissions are derived from the reduction targets. Measures are continuously implemented, such as switching to green electricity, introducing energy-saving programmes, or transitioning the company fleet to electric vehicles. Regularly updating the carbon footprint provides an overview of the reduction successes and makes further opportunities visible.

Finance climate projects

With the currently available technologies, there are generally some emissions that cannot be avoided or reduced. By financially supporting climate projects around the world, companies also take responsibility for these unabated emissions. Climate projects demonstrably avoid carbon emissions or remove them from the atmosphere, for example through reforestation measures or by replacing technologies that are harmful to the environment. These projects also promote the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through improving living conditions in developing and emerging countries.

To view all of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals click here.

Communicate transparently

With the help of the ClimatePartner certified label and the corresponding climate-ID page, companies make their climate action strategy and successes transparent. The climate-ID page shows what has been achieved across each of the five steps. This gives consumers, stakeholders, and other interested parties an overview of where the company stands in terms of climate action.

You can transparently track our certification here:

You can find out, amongst other details, the category of our certification, the emissions that have been taken into account, the reduction targets we have committed to, the measures we have already implemented, and more about the climate projects we are financing.

What is a climate project?

Climate projects play a decisive role in combating global warming by demonstrably reducing or avoiding greenhouse gas emissions. This is achieved, for example, through protecting existing forests, reforestation, or expanding renewable energy supplies. At the same time, climate projects promote sustainable development in the project regions, for example by improving access to clean drinking water, upgrading local infrastructure, creating jobs, or preserving biodiversity.

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a globally recognised benchmark to measure the positive impacts of these projects. The goals include fighting poverty and hunger, promoting education and employment, and increasing access to clean and affordable energy. Every project in the ClimatePartner portfolio contributes to at least one of these objectives, with the relevant goals identified in the project descriptions. At times, the additional value is so significant that the project is in fact a development aid project with an environmental benefit, rather than the other way around.

Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide are distributed evenly in the atmosphere, so the concentration is roughly the same everywhere on Earth. The location that emissions were caused or avoided is unimportant. What matters is that we cause fewer emissions and avoid them wherever possible. This is why climate projects are so important.

We are currently supporting the expansion of renewable energy generation in Asia. To learn more, click here.

Criteria for climate projects

Climate projects must meet internationally recognised standards. To prove compliance, projects are verified and audited according to strict criteria from bodies such as the Gold Standard and the Verified Carbon Standard. This process repeatedly confirms the positive environmental impact of the projects. One of the most important requirements is that projects are additional to what would have otherwise occurred, causing a measurable contribution to reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It is guaranteed that each tonne of emissions avoided or reduced is counted only once and that the corresponding verified emission reductions are decommissioned. This is managed through official registries.

Projects must meet the following criteria in order to be recognised as climate projects:


Only projects that rely on additional funding can be confirmed as climate projects. In other words, a project can only be registered if it receives a financial return for the emission reductions it achieves. Accordingly, the project must be financed by the proceeds from carbon trading and must be able to provide evidence of this.

Exclusion of double counting

The voluntary carbon market prevents double counting by issuing verified emission reductions, with unique IDs, only through official registries. Verified emission reductions represent 1 tonne of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions avoided or reduced. The unique ID means that verified emission reductions can only be retired once, thereby preventing double counting.


Emission reductions must be permanent to ensure long-term benefits. This requirement is particularly important for afforestation and forest conservation projects. In these projects, the project developer must ensure that the forested area will continue to exist for several decades, for example at least 30 years. Establishing a forest that might be reverted to pasture in the foreseeable future is unlikely to be recognised as a climate project.

Regular verification by independent third parties

Climate projects must be verified at regular intervals by independent third parties of validation and verification bodies such as TÜV, Aenor, and SCS Global Services. These organisations monitor compliance with the relevant standards and determine the real amount of emissions reduction in retrospect. Monitoring and verification reports are therefore regularly prepared for climate projects.


Carbon Reduction Plan

Through an in-depth analysis of our company operations, processes & procurement, we are committed to our carbon reduction plan. Click the button below to view / download.

Our Certification

Our 'Partner in Climate Action' certificate confirms the offset of carbon emissions through additional carbon offset projects. Click the button below to view / download.

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