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The FNZ Standard with CBN Expert Accreditation Process

Simple, quick and cost effective

Join us on the path to making our planet a bit better

For your business to achieve net zero, it is critical that you knows its benchmark carbon footprint and that you create a plan to reduce it.


For Science Based Targets, you need to mitigate carbon fully by 2050 and half by 2030.


Your business needs to show that its carbon footprint and subsequent carbon measurements have been based on correct data and conversion factors.


The FNZ Standard with CBN Expert has been devised to enable you to


1. Measure your carbon footprint easily.

2. Measure your carbon footprint cost effectively.

3. Create a benchmark carbon footprint.

4. Monitor your carbon footprint monthly and continuously.

5. Have your benchmark carbon footprint independently validated.

6. Have your carbon footprint independently validated on each anniversary of your benchmark period.


The FNZ Standard with CBN Expert is based on the BEIS* carbon conversion tables ensuring that the energy, transport and direct carbon usage figures you use are converted to the correct amount of carbon. (*BEIS – Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy).


The whole process is then validated by the FNZ team to ensure you have correctly completed the CBN Expert dashboard and used the appropriate usage data.

The Process - An Overview






add your company and carbon data (FIRST YEAr DATA)


COMPLETE YOUR ACcREDitation report


SEND accreditation report to fnz


IF NO issues
accreditation awarded


IF ISSUES then meet, discuss, rectify AND AWARD


continue to add data to dashboard for the next year


process (5,6 &7)

Contact us today to find out more about The FNZ Standard

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The FNZ Standard with CBN Expert is now a Partner of the UN Race To Zero


The minimum criteria required for participation in the Race to Zero campaign is:


  • The Race to Zero is an umbrella campaign—driven by science—that aggregates net zero commitments from a range of leading networks and initiatives across the climate action community.

  • These networks and initiatives define the substantive criteria that businesses, cities, states and regions, investors, universities, and others setting net zero targets are required to meet, tailored for different types of actors.

  • In addition, the High-level Climate Champions require that the commitments brought forward by networks and initiatives recognized in the Race to Zero campaign meet a minimum set of procedural criteria.

  • These process criteria represent the “Starting Line” for the race, so meeting them does not necessarily imply that an actor is on track to net zero, only that they have begun the process. All entities are part of the “Race to Zero” once they cross this “Starting Line.”

  • The Champions will review these criteria in consultation with participants in the Race to Zero on at least an annual basis. These criteria focus only on achieving a net zero pledge, not on other aspects of climate action or broader considerations.

Starting Line criteria:


All commitments in the Race to Zero Campaign are channelled through networks and initiatives that require their participants to meet the following procedural criteria, and so have begun their “race to zero”:


Pledge - Pledge at the head-of-organisation level to reach (net)-zero in the 2040s or sooner, or by mid-century at the latest, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5C.


Plan - In advance of COP26, explain what steps will be taken toward achieving net zero, especially in the short- to medium-term. Set an interim target to achieve in the next decade, which reflects a fair share of the 50% global reduction in CO2 by 2030 identified in the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C


Proceed - Take immediate action toward achieving net zero, consistent with delivering interim targets specified.


Publish - Commit to report progress at least annually, including via, to the extent possible, platforms that feed into the UNFCCC Global Climate Action Portal

Join us to get 10,000 businesses to start measuring their carbon footprint!

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