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The Guttman Renewables Carbon Offsets Program is a great way to begin or extend your company’s sustainability story. As more organizations prioritize sustainability and reducing environmental impact, improved efficiency and waste reduction have become key steps toward lowering emissions. However, carbon offsets have emerged as an additional powerful tool for shrinking carbon footprints—particularly for industries where emissions are difficult to reduce or eliminate like transportation, energy, and heavy industry.
What is it?
The Guttman Renewables Carbon Offset Program is a turnkey solution to help you utilize carbon offsets to meet your emissions reduction and other sustainability goals. As a trusted partner for over 90 years, we’re excited to continue our focus on innovation with an offering that:
- Helps you navigate the complex carbon offset space
- Provides access to a wide range of offset projects to meet your goals and preferences
- Leverages simple, affordable per-gallon pricing for ease of budgeting and billing
The program provides organizations with access to offsets from a wide range of projects that reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions. The range includes project types such as renewable energy, industrial emissions capture, intermodal transport, and nature-based solutions like reforestation and regenerative agriculture.
Who is it for?
Carbon Offsets by Guttman Renewables program is available to current and new customers and can be applied to both fuels-related and non-fuels emissions. In other words, whether you’re an existing fleet or fuels customer or purchase fuels elsewhere, we can help you offset emissions from all parts of your operations.
How It Works
Carbon Offsets by Guttman Renewables works exactly the same for our Bulk customers and Fleet Fuel card customers.
The carbon offsets space can be intimidating, but Guttman Renewables is here to help! Our team is ready to work with you to understand your carbon neutral, net zero and other sustainability goals and explore how offsets can help you achieve them.
Guttman Renewables will work with you to explore and understand your goals.
Guttman Renewables calculates emissions based on volume and fuel type or other energy usage (or you can provide emissions figures).
We determine the number of offsets needed to meet your goals (you can offset some or all of your emissions).
Guttman Renewables sources registered offsets based on your priorities, preferences, and budget.
We retire the offsets on your behalf and provide certification of those retirements for your records.
Our Carbon Offset Verification Standards
All Guttman Renewables offsets are listed on reputable registries that maintain standards to certify projects and ensure their environmental impact. Projects are publicly registered, and offsets are serialized and retired to avoid double counting.
Offsets are generated from projects that are specifically designed to reduce or remove greenhouse gases. To be considered reputable, these projects must be:
Validated and listed on a reputable registry.
Emission reductions or removals should be impossible/unlikely to be reversed.
The project would not have been done anyway due to regulations or other motivations.
Their impact must be able to be quantified and verified.
All carbon credits provided through the Guttman Renewables Carbon Offsets Program are certified and adhere to internationally recognized standards set by organizations such as:
This list features only a few of our selected Carbon Offset Projects. If you do not see an option that works for your business or wish to learn if Guttman can modify your selected project to fit your company’s needs, please contact us at 724.489.5199.
DESTRUCTION OF OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES
This greenhouse gas project environmentally and safely destroys ozone-depleting substances extracted from refrigeration, freezer, and air-conditioning end-of-life appliances. The goal of the project is to safely and environmentally destroy ODS extracted from end-of-life appliances.
QUANTIFICATION OF CO2 EMISSION REDUCTIONS FROM SLAG-BASED RECYCLING OPERATIONS
The project quantifies the greenhouse gas emissions reduced from Les Minéraux Harsco’s activities in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Post-consumer slag-based products are recycled by transforming materials recovered from different industries into sand, alumina, steel, and iron oxide. Those products are sold and integrated into new products.
J.B. HUNT INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION
J.B. Hunt pursued carbon efficiency in transportation by increasing the amount of freight transported by intermodal instead of long-haul trucking. Rail transportation was found to generate only one third of the emissions generated by truck transportation. Hunt also implemented an Idling Bonus Program to monetarily reward drivers and their managers for reducing unnecessary engine idling.
BII NEE STIPA (WIND)
This project generates renewable energy from wind resources to market to Mexican partners willing to consume this form of energy. The project will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by avoiding electricity generation otherwise produced at fossil-fuel fired power plants, and thereby the CO2 emissions associated with it.
Cardinal Midale CO2 EOR Battery
The project aims to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere and utilizing it in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) schemes can result in permanent net geological sequestration of CO2. EOR schemes are typically operated with externally sourced CO2 from industrial processes or power generation unrelated to the EOR scheme’s operation. This quantification protocol establishes the methodology for quantifying the eligible greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions through net geological sequestration of CO2 for EOR project activities.
Go easy on your engines – and better on the environment – with Guttman Renewables products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Carbon offsets and carbon credits are slightly different. Carbon credit is a term used for a certificate or permit that represents the legal right to emit one metric ton of carbon dioxide or equivalent greenhouse gas. Carbon offsets, on the other hand, represent carbon emissions reduction or removals via different projects.
Carbon neutral means contributing a net zero addition of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (or CO2e) into the atmosphere. For a business or organization to be carbon neutral, it doesn’t mean producing no emissions. It means the net addition of emissions into the atmosphere after environmental initiatives is zero.
There are two markets, one is regulated and one is voluntary. The regulated market is typically related to cap-and-trade mechanisms that reduce carbon dioxide equivalent emissions through the “capping” of emissions and “trading” of allowances and/or carbon credits. The second market is voluntary and is governed by third-party standards and registries so companies can reduce, destroy, or capture carbon dioxide equivalent emissions at-will.
When you buy carbon offsets, your purchase is supporting emissions reduction projects in communities across the world. These projects include reforestation, renewable energy produced by wind power and methane capture at dairy farms, landfills, and abandoned coal mines. Carbon offsets help fund the development and operation of these projects.
A certified carbon offset is a certificate representing the reduction, destruction or capture of one metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Certified carbon offsets are produced by certified carbon reduction projects. These projects must follow strict guidelines established by internationally recognized standards in order to generate certified carbon offsets.
A certified carbon reduction project is a project specifically designed to reduce, capture or destroy greenhouse gasses that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere. An example is a methane gas capture project at a landfill.
Offsets are exchanged, much like stocks, via one of the officially recognized carbon registries such as CSA Group Registries, Climate Action Reserve, and Verified Carbon Standard.
Carbon offsets not only mitigate current carbon emissions – they are also an investment in global projects that advance sustainability technology, ensuring a cleaner environment for the future. Carbon projects provide jobs to support local economies and communities.
PDI Sustainability Solutions calculates your carbon emissions by the type and quantity of fuel you purchase, not by the type of vehicle. This allows us to accurately calculate the emissions your vehicles produce, regardless of what vehicles they are. It doesn’t matter if you drive super-efficient vehicles or more conventional ones, we calculate the emissions produced by the volume of fuel purchased.
Yes, you can cancel your membership on your Guttman Fleet Fuel Card at any time. Simply call your account’s Customer Service.
We provide our clients with ongoing reporting related to carbon offsets and other environmental investments and purchases. Annually, we have EY provide an attestation for our clients related to our calculations, purchases, and investments. Finally, we utilize the following publicly available third-party carbon offset registries for all purchases and retirements of carbon offsets:
- Climate Action Reserve
- The Gold Standard Registry
- APX Registry