UK Carbon Offset Providers and Schemes

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

Carbon offsetting schemes are a popular way for people and companies to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint. Once people have measured their carbon footprint, and looked at ways to reduce their carbon usage; carbon offsetting schemes can be used to help achieve their carbon goals, and reach net-zero.

There are only three carbon offset providers in the UK that have a focus on delivering carbon offset schemes in the UK. Our research excludes companies and charities that purchase offsets from third-parties and where carbon offsetting may be ancillary to other initiatives.

1. My Carbon Plan

About: the only not-for-profit on the list - My Carbon Plan aims to plant 100,000 trees each year in the UK and create new woodland.

Based: Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Established: 2020 Status: Not-for-profit (limited by guarantee).

Certification: Woodland Carbon Code

Donations: typically £5 per month for individuals, programmes available for companies and councils.

Price per tonne of carbon offset: typically £6.50, can vary based on location in the UK.

2. Forest Carbon

About: a leading player in UK-based woodland creation and peatland restoration for carbon capture and offsetting.

Based: Durham

Established: 2006

Status: For-profit.

Certification: Woodland Carbon Code and Peatland Code

Individual subscriptions: from £8.50 per month.

Price per tonne of carbon offset: not disclosed.

3. Carbon Footprint