The European CO2 Foundation official seals are the annual international awards to recognize, reward and promote environmental best practices around Europe.

The two awards have been conceived as an initiative to benefit the decarbonization of the businesses. To achieve these awards, each year the firms must have demonstrated exceptional reductions in their carbon footprint in correspondence with the European CO2 Foundation standards.

The European CO2 Foundation awards shall honor the most outstanding organizations taking responsibility by defining a commercial future: adding value through excellence in environment, sustainability and green development.


The official Neutral Seal

is given annually to those companies which have achieve carbon neutrality by making an extraordinary effort on behalf of the environment and especially by offsetting their carbon footprint. It is in our great interest to control the perseverance and constancy of the firms with the neutral official seal.


The official Agreed Seal

is given annually to those companies which have achieved a reduction of their carbon footprint. In order to promote the carbon neutrality among this companies, the European CO2 Foundation is committed to actively support this process.

Their accreditation implies and admits an outstanding contribution by the individuals, teams, units or organizations

Awarding them for their excellent contribution, commitment and actions such as: helping to improve the management of natural resources, demonstrating new ways to tackle climate change, raising awareness of emerging environmental challenges and above all reducing significantely their carbon footprint.

The awards serve as an inspiration for the transformative action, business excellence and environment management across Europe. Finally, the awards are willing to encourage and motivate others to adopt best practices and become role model to emulate.


Eligible groups include private businesses, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and municipal governments based in Europe. The European CO2 Foundation welcomes those who have a clear, detailed and actionable climate change projects or programmes to mitigate their carbon footprint. Your application is reviewed to verify eligibility and to assess scientific merit. All project proposals are subject to the same evaluation criteria.

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  1. Documentation justifying the creation of the company. To be up to date with social security payments. Not being involved in any legal proceedings relating to environmental issues.
  2. Determine the scope of activities for which the official seal is requested.
  3. The report including the calculation of the carbon footprint emissions for the applicant organisation for at least the scope indicated above.
  4. The action plan derived from the carbon footprint analysis to achieve lower CO2 emissions.
  5. The report of the decarbonisation plan of the activities that the company subcontracts to external suppliers.
  6. Having signed the image rights assignment document and the confidentiality agreement.

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