Offsetting unavoidable emissions

Support high-quality and certified climate protection projects to bind and avoid CO2. Choose from more than 30 projects.

External testing bodies with which we cooperate

Why offsetting
CO2 is necessary

Not all emissions can be avoided today. By promoting climate protection projects, unavoidable company emissions can be offset in a certified manner and the handprint can be promoted.

More transparency, less greenwashing

Promotion of global CO2 projects to offset unavoidable emissions


Choose a suitable project from over 30 global CO2 projects


Highest project standards ensure project quality


Planted experts are on hand to advise you

Trustworthy CO2 projects with real impact

Project standards, recommended by the federal government
Quality standards ensure the impact of projects
Promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals
Wind power
Wind power
Wind power
Solar energy

Transparently view and communicate savings

Compensation rounds off overall CO2 management
Comparative values for a better understanding of emissions
Guidelines and climate certificate for communication

How CO2 compensation works with Planted

Determine unavoidable emissions through CO2 balance

Selection of a suitable CO2 via Planted

Purchase of a certificate in the amount of the unavoidable emissions

certificate is retired, the amount of CO2 emissions is offset

Offset CO2 now

On site at a United Nations hydropower project

Our projects meet the highest quality standards


project would not have been realized without the financing.


The effectiveness of the project can be verified by external bodies.


CO2 is permanent and has long-term effects.


Reduction can be demonstrated with clear mechanisms and standards.


project is unique and is not covered by other programs.


The amount of CO2 reduction is quantifiable and measurable.

FAQ on  compensation

How does offsetting play into the sustainability strategy?

CO2 offsetting can be an important part of a company's sustainability strategy, especially if it is difficult to reduce all of its own emissions immediately. It enables companies to take responsibility in the short term and make a positive contribution to climate protection. However, the long-term sustainability strategy should aim to minimize the company's own emissions, increase resource efficiency and use renewable energies. CO2 offsetting serves as a transitional solution for unavoidable emissions. The integration of offsetting into the sustainability strategy should be transparent and credible in order to gain the trust of stakeholders and achieve a positive environmental impact in the long term.

Is CO2 compensation greenwashing?

Carbon offsetting can be considered greenwashing if a company uses it as its main strategy to disguise its environmental impact instead of making serious efforts to reduce emissions. To avoid greenwashing, companies should provide transparency, clearly communicate their emission reduction targets and take verifiable measures to reduce their own carbon footprint. Carbon offsetting should be seen as a complement to, not a substitute for, emission reduction measures.

How do you select the projects for companies' CO2 offsetting?

For CO2 offsetting, we select certified CO2 projects that are subject to the standards recommended by the German government. These include the Gold Standard, MoorFutures and United Nations projects.

Does carbon offsetting make you a climate-neutral company?

Carbon offsetting can be integrated into a company's sustainability strategy if not all emissions can be reduced immediately. However, the term "climate neutrality" should not be used in relation to offsetting in order to avoid greenwashing and to comply with the new Green Claims guidelines. Instead, the reduction of own emissions should have top priority, with offsetting serving as a temporary measure. The integration of offsetting must be transparent in order to gain trust and achieve long-term environmental impact.

How can companies offset CO2 and why is it important?

Companies can offset CO2 by reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting remaining emissions by investing in CO2 projects that remove or reduce CO2 from the atmosphere (e.g. renewable energies). This is important in order to combat climate change, achieve our own sustainability goals and take responsibility for environmentally friendly action.