ÖkoPLUS – the standard for effective sustainable climate protection

In today’s business world, it’s becoming more and more common that international organisations and institutions, governments, municipalities and customers demand responsible and sustainable action from global corporations as well as local businesses. This means that businesses have to increase their sustainability efforts and reduce their carbon footprint. With the independently certified standard ÖkoPLUS you can create a climate neutral product/process/service/company, while also facilitating sustainability efforts in developing countries.

You can find more information on ÖkoPLUS here.

Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) are globally recognised certificates for carbon offsetting. Any business can easily create green products and services and improve its carbon footprint by using VERs. lobal efforts like the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) have created an internationally recognised framework for doing so. ÖkoPLUS gives you the opportunity to go beyond mere carbon offsetting: with climate protection projects that measure up to a high standard for carbon saving impacts, sustainability and social responsibility. It offers you a selection from a diverse variety of regions with a multitude of focusses. Thus ensuring that you can find the right fit for your CSR and sustainability profile. ÖkoPLUS is audited, reviewed and certified annually by the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, a globally renowned independent auditor.

ÖkoPLUS offers the following properties:

ÖkoPLUS-projects are required to promote and include future-oriented, environmentally, culturally and socially beneficial measures. The projects are analysed for their positive effects on education, medical care situation, infrastructure, child aid and cultural advancement. Thus ensuring that ÖkoPLUS projects help foster the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

The purpose of ÖkoPLUS is to support the projects that have the highest positive im-pact and achieve sustainable improvement. Globally recognised indices (the Human Development Index [HDI] and the Environmental Performance Index [EPI]) are used to determine where ÖkoPLUS projects should be located. By combining the indices, we optimize the choice of project location and thereby ensure optimal use of resources, so that ÖkoPLUS projects have the highest positive impact and promise the most improvement.

 
 

In order to qualify for the ÖkoPLUS standard a project has to entail major green house gas savings (when compared to the base-scenario ). Thus we ensure that the ÖkoPLUS label allocates resources to those projects that have the highest possible potential for mitigating climate change. By using ÖkoPLUS you can make your contribution to global climate protection show up where it helps the most.

 
 

In order to qualify for the ÖkoPLUS standard a project has to entail major green house gas savings (when compared to the base-scenario ). Thus we ensure that the ÖkoPLUS label allocates resources to those projects that have the highest possible potential for mitigating climate change. By using ÖkoPLUS you can make your contribution to global climate protection show up where it helps the most.

 
 

The additional sustainable benefits of the ÖkoPLUS label are firmly fixed in its catalogue of criteria, which is kept publicly and transparently. In order to guarantee that these criteria are upheld, an annual review, audit and certification process is performed by the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, an independent auditor.

For more information about the certification of ÖkoPLUS, please visit:  www.certipedia.com

Additionally ÖkoPLUS offers the following advantages:

Improve your brand with ÖkoPLUS

Show your commitment to sustainability and to mitigating climate change by using with a green vanguard brand and outstrip the competition. With our label ÖkoPLUS you can show that your brand is future oriented and stands for sustainability and an ecological soundness.

In order to help you spread this message, we can offer you some materials that document your efforts:

  • a certification deed from the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, a global independent auditor
  • the TUVdotCOM ID Logo (which documents certification) for ÖkoPLUS
  • a custom certificate (for Verified Emission Reductions) that includes your brand and logo to support your advertising and marketing efforts, issued by Bischoff & Ditze Energy

You can find more information on our product here.

ÖkoPLUS is certified annually by the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, a globally renowned and trusted independent auditor.
For more information please visit: www.tuvdotcom.com

ÖkoPLUS – reliable, sustainable, climate neutral

A reliable and established label: You can rely on and profit from our experience on the market for Verified Emission Reduction, which has been incorporated into the development of ÖkoPLUS. Its viability has been proven on the marketplace for years. By ensuring high project effectiveness, sustainability and optimal resource allocation, ÖkoPLUS provides a high quality standard for VERs. Furthermore, ÖkoPLUS is independently audited and ready for use.

Hassle-free processing with BDE: We handle the entire audition process with a global independent auditor (the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH), allowing your company to avoid efforts. As a result you get an established climate neutrality product without having to go through the hassle of an audit. If you want an audit of your own branded ÖkoPLUS based product, we will support you and chaperon the audit. Based on ÖkoPLUS and with our support you can minimize the efforts involved in developing and launching your climate neutral product

Create a custom label based on ÖkoPLUS

Custom label creation: Do you need to win a tender? Do your customers have additional requirements? No problem! If you want to add features or have to meet additional requirements, we can deliver. ÖkoPLUS is highly customisable: it can easily be supplemented and build upon. We will handle most of the steps involved, in cooperation with the TÜV Rheinland GmbH, a globally renowned independent auditor. Based on ÖkoPLUS we can create almost any climate neutrality product you may need. All you need to do is tell us your requirements and we will do our best to help you meet them.

For more information, you can contact us. Mrs. Julia Pösl or  Mr. Malte Mertens will gladly inform you and help you reach your goals, with our products.

ÖkoPLUS – Independently Audited

One of the advantages of our label ÖkoPLUS is the fact that it is being audited by a globally renowned independent institution, the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH. The costs and efforts involved in this process are carried by us. So, when you buy ÖkoPLUS you get an established and independently audited product without extra costs. If you want to have your own, individual or customised ÖkoPLUS based product audited, we will gladly support you and take care of the audit.

For more information, you can contact Mrs. Julia Pösl, who will do her best to inform you and help you reach your goals, with our products.

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ÖkoPLUS – widely recognised …

Label-online is an independent German consumer information platform that was initiated by a society called the Verbraucherinitiative e.V, which was founded by an advocacy group for and by critical/sceptical consumers, over 20 years ago. It’s focus is consumer protection in the realms of health, social, green and ecological services and products. The purpose of the platform is to inform consumers about the labels for general services, eco-energy services and social projects. ÖkoPLUS is listed in the site’s renewable energy section and has received the site’s highest rating – being labelled as “especially recommendable”(“besonders empfehlenswert”).

 

enPortal is a free platform, on which energy service providers can tender their energy demands in terms of gas and electricity amounts. Of course, ÖkoPLUS is also recognised, listed and described there.

Our service portfolio

As an energy service provider in the realm of carbon offsetting and climate neutrality, Bischoff & Ditze Energy (BDE) is nowhere near to being limited to just offering Verified Emission Reductions (VERs). We can offer you: expert advice, detailed background information on and knowledge of marketplace and policies, guidance for audits and certification processes, help with accounting offsets and marketing support. We will oversee and take care of all processes involved in obtaining and handling VERs, so you have more time to focus on your core business.

Product development

We will gladly support you in create your own custom VERs label. All you have to do is name your criteria and we will obtain the appropriate VERs from the appropriate projects for you and handle an audit with an independent auditor. You can also build upon our already established label ÖkoPLUS. Then we can extend it for, add in your own requirements and specifications and have an independent auditor – the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH – audit the newly created label.

The whole audit process will be chaperoned in-house at BDE and handle in cooperation with the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, thus saving you the effort of a several day long in-house audit. What you gain is your own VERs-label – custom fitted to suit your specific requirements. Additionally and upon request, you can get your own custom certificate and your own TÜV-ID.

Audit/Certification

If you want to have an independent audit that certifies your climate neutrality or want to have your product/service/company audited by a vendor of one of the leading standards for carbon offsets, we will help you and chaperone the whole process. In cooperation with a globally renowned independent auditor – the TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH, we can help you with your audit and handle the process in-house, thus saving you several days of auditing efforts at your company. As a result you get a climate neutral product that is perfectly fitted to your needs and specifications, complete with a certificate and TÜV-ID, upon request.

Or you can just make things simple and use the ÖkoPLUS standard for carbon offsets and climate neutrality. The ÖkoPLUS label is established, reliable, ready-made and has already undergone an independent audit by TÜV Rheinland. Therefore, it can be directly used. Another advantage of ÖkoPLUS is that it includes materials to help you market and represent your climate neutrality.

Maintenance of your account

Being able to correctly account for and process your VERs portfolio is the basis for a transparent, credible and reliable VERs based product. If you obtain VERs from us, the following additional services are part of the deal:

  • Obtaining and managing the respective certificates and transferring them to your account
  • Cancelation and processing of the VERs in the respective registry, in accordance with your specific needs.
  • Upon request, we can also manage your VERs for you, as a service