Carbon Retirement was set up to provide a better way for individuals and organisations to offset their carbon footprint.

It allows its customers to remove (or 'retire') permits from the EU Emission Trading Scheme, reducing the amount of carbon dioxide industrial companies are allowed to release. This also encourages investment in low carbon technologies.

Because Carbon Retirement is based on emission permits rather than carbon offsetting projects, it provides a reliable, transparent and permanent approach to climate change mitigation.