CAFA Certified Net Zero Association Service

The Trade Association Forum (TAF) has teamed up with Climate Action for Associations (CAFA) to offer TAF members a programme for measuring, reporting, and recommending a transition plan to reduce emissions and reach net zero. CAFA’s service guides trade associations through comprehensive emissions calculation, reporting, action planning, and target-setting, while also identifying cost savings along the way.

The programme includes:

  • A dedicated climate consultant (Carbon Buddy)
  • Baseline year footprint calculation
  • Ongoing Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions calculations
  • Dedicated dashboard 
  • Transition planning
  • Target setting
  • Supplier and supply chain engagement
  • Resources and templates
  • Quarterly updates
  • Annual compliant reporting and comparisons
  • Internal workshops and presentations
  • Alternative supplier options and procurement support
  • Certification

Your TAF membership gives your trade association 10% off a yearly subscription to the programme. Pricing is based on the size of your organisation, whether micro, small, medium, or large. To learn more and find out how you can purchase a subscription, please fill in the form below.

What You Will Get:

  • Data Collection: Each year we will identify and gather relevant emissions data, starting with Scope 1 and 2, increasing Scope 3 category data collection over time. We’ll gather data in timed periods e.g., annually, six-monthly, quarterly. 
  • Emissions Calculation: We measure and calculate your carbon footprint, establish your baseline, and continuously measure and compare your data.
  • Report Creation: We provide a report compliant with GHG, SECR, and ISO Net Zero Guidelines, detailing your CO2e emissions, actions taken, and progress made, enabling effective communication.
  • Action Plans: We collaborate with you to recommend, create and implement a reduction plan with interim targets and timelines that align with your business strategy and emissions report.
  • Additional Resources: We offer simple templates and resources and are available to answer any questions you may have.
  • Communications: We assist in reporting and communicating your progress to your board, staff, suppliers, partners, and members, and conduct engagement workshops with key stakeholders.

About Climate Action for Associations:

CAFA provides the information, guidance, resources, and practical support that trade associations and their members need to accelerate climate action. As the only resource dedicated to sustainability for the membership sector, and ss an official global Accelerator for the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, CAFA is committed to driving industry and sectoral transition.


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