National Carbon Offset Standard
Version 2, released May 2012
About the document
The National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) provides a benchmark for organisations in Australia voluntarily seeking to be carbon neutral for their operations, products, services and events.
- sets minimum requirements for calculating, auditing and offsetting the carbon footprint of an organisation, product, service or event; and
- provides guidance on what is a genuine voluntary carbon emissions offset.
The Australian Government introduced the NCOS on 1 July 2010. This document (Version 2) was released in May 2012.
Version 3 of the document will be released at the end of 2015. This revision will incorporate the outcomes from the 2014-15 Review of the National Carbon Offset Standard.